Well as some of you know I have a new house and my broadband will activate on the 22nd of this month. I have never had fibre before but am getting a 38Mb line which is 10x faster than my current ISP provides.
I used to use Netgear routers but am out of the loop now with new technology and I always worry about using the ISP provided routers as they generally have there own software and bloatware
Any advice will be greatly appreciated thanks
AFAIK the entry level router has now GByte capacity so… dunno. Make sure there’s GGB written somewhere.
I have a Linksys WRT320ACM with custom firmware from the OpenWRT Project.
Really happy with the performance of the router even with the stock firmware.
(If this sounds like I am some sort of ‘advanced operator’ or know what I am doing, that is incorrect )
If your ISP is handing you Ethernet, then my preference would be to have router/firewall with enough UTM throughput to handle Gbps speed. The only ones that I can find that have enterprise performance with consumer pricing is the Ubiguiti EdgeRouters. I just ordered an ER4.
What i have. Works well. Bought it because isp provided router did not throw out a vertical signal.
Gives off 5g signal aswell.
A new isp for me this morning.
1 Gb fibre to the premises. They are drilling holes in the wall as we speak or as I type. I am keen to see how much download speed I get with steam and DCS. Both max out at 5.5Mb/s at the minute
I love my Asus router, an old, now EOL, RT-AC3200. It has been dependable as can be, and I am looking to upgrade to the next overkill-router they offer, the GT-AX11000.
Asus includes a mesh function in the newer models so you can buy a mesh system or a “big” router and a secondary “small” one and link them together.
Mine has supported a peak of over 800Mbps down, which is well above the 500Mbps that we pay for (iirc it was 500, definitely not more than that).
So how is the new 1 Gb Fibre @Cib?
It’s going well, it’s one of those things once it’s up and running you tend to forget about it. Until the service goes down super speeds though. IIRC it took an hour to get cyberpunk 2077