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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 30-May-11 12:22:11
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FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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Can someone recommend me a router that has the following specs:

4 x 1 gbps ethernet LAN ports
1 x 1gbps WAN port (PPPoE compatible)
IPv6 Compatible

802.11n with 3 x 3 Tx Rx antennas with 3 spatial streams.

TIA.

Edited by Bobby_Valentino (Mon 30-May-11 12:50:12)

Standard User epyon
(newbie) Mon 30-May-11 15:52:40
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Re: FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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Netgear N600 ?

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 30-May-11 16:09:49
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Re: FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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Netgear N600 ?

Only 2 spatial streams for that one frown

Edited by Bobby_Valentino (Mon 30-May-11 16:11:45)


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 30-May-11 16:14:00
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Re: FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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Not sure why you need a gigabit WAN port for FTTC, 10/100Mbps is plenty fast enough provided the internal processor has the necessary muscle to handle the other high-speed ports.

edit- the port on the OpenReach modem is only 10/100Mbps anyway.

The Billion 7800N seems to fit everything else, though you'll need the beta firmware for IPv6.

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Edited by billford (Mon 30-May-11 16:32:55)

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-May-11 16:47:59
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Re: FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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In reply to a post by billford:
Not sure why you need a gigabit WAN port for FTTC, 10/100Mbps is plenty fast enough provided the internal processor has the necessary muscle to handle the other high-speed ports.

More likely to be wanted so that devices on the LAN with gigabit NICs (e.g. pretty much every modern desktop) can transfer data to each other at 1 Gbps.

Oliver.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 30-May-11 17:14:46
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More likely to be wanted so that devices on the LAN with gigabit NICs (e.g. pretty much every modern desktop) can transfer data to each other at 1 Gbps.
Why would intra-LAN transfers need to worry about the WAN port?

I agree the need for gigabit LAN ports, it's the WAN port speed I'm questioning.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-May-11 17:30:02
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I agree the need for gigabit LAN ports, it's the WAN port speed I'm questioning.

Ah right. Perhaps future proofing then. smile

Oliver.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 30-May-11 17:36:27
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Ah right. Perhaps future proofing then. smile
That would be a fair-enough reason, but I suspect he'll be drawing a pension before he needs anything faster than 100Mbps on a BT connection tongue

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 30-May-11 19:31:55
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Re: FTTC Wireless 802.11n Router


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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
Ah right. Perhaps future proofing then. smile
That would be a fair-enough reason, but I suspect he'll be drawing a pension before he needs anything faster than 100Mbps on a BT connection tongue


and I don't think there are any consumer routers available in UK that can do it (yet) either?
Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 30-May-11 19:42:21
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and I don't think there are any consumer routers available in UK that can do it (yet) either?
I'm pretty sure the Apple Airport Extreme has a gigabit WAN port (can't find the spec for the moment), but it won't handle native IPv6- it uses a (built-in) 6to4 tunnel.

That's why mine got relegated to "spare router" status.

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