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Standard User dylanjh
(newbie) Mon 28-Feb-11 14:36:25
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Which router should I choose?


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Hello everyone.
Question first, background later:
I need a cable router compatible with BT Infitity, that has wireless and IPSEC VPN support.
Any suggestions anyone?


Up until today Ive been "slumming" it with Plus.net 15mbit broadband.. not too shoddy Ill agree, but Im afriad the lure of Fibre was too much to resist.

So my old setup included a netgear DG834 modem router, which had wireless, and conveniently enough, ipsec VPN support - which I use for keeping a connection open to work.

Plus.net have supplied me with a new model netgear of some kind (apparently my existing router would not support the WAN speed needed) But sadly, the new one doesnt support IPSEC VPNS.

Thanks
Dylan
Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 28-Feb-11 14:51:36
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Re: Which router should I choose?


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The DG834 should be capable of 100Mbps - that will be adequate for an FTTC connection. Just check that it can work as a router with the Ethernet connection from the modem.





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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 28-Feb-11 14:51:57
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Re: Which router should I choose?


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Support as in terminate the VPN in the router, or just pass through support, i.e. PC is starting the VPN?

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Standard User dylanjh
(newbie) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:00:55
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Yes, on the LAN port it is, but it doesnt have an cat5 WAN port, and also I think (although Im not sure) that it wont support WAN speeds over (around) 25-30mps...
Obviously, since I COULD get 40-50mpbs I want to make sure my router isnt limiting the speed, and like I say, no cat5 WAN port. frown
Standard User dylanjh
(newbie) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:01:28
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Terminate the VPN in the router.
Thanks
Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:11:37
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The 2wire 2700HGV does not have a WAN port but recently I tried a similar setup by connecting the Router to a LAN port on the 2700 and redefined the gateway, it worked fine. Will the Netgear not work the same way?





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Standard User dylanjh
(newbie) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:19:06
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Hmmmm... its a thought, I assumed it wouldnt be happy because it wouldnt be routing over the wan port. Worth a try non the less. Ill give it a go tonight, and report back
Thanks
Dylan
Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:31:44
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Keep DHCP server turned on, and you may need to tweak a couple of other settings. I cannot remember completely what we did wit the 2700 as it was a stop gap when a replacement router did not arrive.





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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 28-Feb-11 15:37:27
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I would be very shocked if that worked, and often it is obvious as the port is a different colour on the switch, or labelled differently.

The dg834 is a pure consumer disposable device, the 2Wire kit was always created with more business type usage in mind.

Lots of people end up with DrayTek kit for the vpn game

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Feb-11 19:01:59
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In reply to a post by dylanjh:
Terminate the VPN in the router.


Suspect only Draytek. I was looking at the AVM Fritz Box range recently to see if they did, couldn't confirm. The recent Billion 7800 product doesn't terminate the VPN either. Some Netgear kit has "VPN server" function but only one remote access user inbound (pointless IMHO).

For FTTC what is your expected throughput? Draytek don't mention throughput for the 2820Vn that I have, but as its an older box I don't know what it maxes out at.

The 2920 range is ethernet WAN only (ideal for cable / FTTC) and might do what you want, but I know you're looking at a lot:
http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2920.html

With voip and wireless-N support (2.4ghz only) = £225.10 including VAT
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

without the voip and wireless = £165.34 inc
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

without the voip but with wireless = £191.20 inc
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

Just one vendor there, there are others ...!

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
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