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Networks Recommend Me A Router

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deathtaker27, 28 Jan 2016.

  1. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Hi guys,

    looking for a recommendation on a router for the new house, speeds will be 50 down and 10 up, I would like it to support site 2 site VPNs, but besides that not really fussed, been looking at Drayteks and Cyberoam, any other contenders?

    Also not fussed about wireless, if it has it great, if not I will buy an AP

    Thanks

    DT
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Cyberoam's are firewalls rather than routers.

    What's sort of internet connection is it?
    Do you have static IP's?

    Cisco is always a good choice in my book
     
  3. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    FTTH, and I will have 1 static IP

    (is FTTH BT or RJ45 normally?)

    Thanks :)
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Depends on budget and what you have to begin with, BThomehub 5 is not a bad router except for wireless transfer speeds.

    To get a better router your looking at spending a decent amount of cash. If your budget is below £100 then the id probably not bother if you have the BT homehub 5 already. Its a free upgrade if you renewel if changing house they will toss it in as a free upgrade.
     
  5. deathtaker27

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    Budget is between 100 and 250 ish, home is currently on a draytek but that has to stay here
     
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  7. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    We use the Draytek 2860 pretty much exclusively when installing in domestic environments. It ticks all your boxes and is very configurable. Plus you can add Draytek AP900 WAPs to it and configure all of them from the one interface. They're good at handing over too without the need for a Ruckus or whatever.
     
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  10. phuzz

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    We use the Draytek 2830's at work, and they're rock solid.
    Personally, at home I've got an Asus RT-AC66U running Merlin's firmware and it does everything you want.
    Both Draytek and Asus seem to be pretty good at supporting the firmware on older models, so a tick for both of them there.
     

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