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Standard User MoneyBagger
(newbie) Wed 07-Nov-12 19:09:56
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Future proof FTTP router recommendations?


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Hi

Shortly will be getting my FTTP service installed and am looking to buy a really good router, which is future proof and supports the 330mb fibre services at the moment.

So far, I've been looking at the Asus range - especially the RT-N56U.

Anyone got any experiences with that or other routers and FTTP?

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 07-Nov-12 21:42:21
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Re: Future proof FTTP router recommendations?


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There is no such thing as "future proof".

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Standard User MoneyBagger
(newbie) Wed 07-Nov-12 21:48:38
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Re: Future proof FTTP router recommendations?


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
There is no such thing as "future proof".


When I say future proof, I mean for example - BT upgrade FTTP speeds to say 500Mb, then I don't want to find that my equipment is not compatible. The BT engineer has already said they have tested FTTP up to 1gig in a BT building locally with a number of PCs in a row. I don't see speeds passing that in the next few years.

I am not too concerned with wireless. There are too many factors affecting signal quality and I am wired with Cat6 pretty much every where.


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Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Wed 07-Nov-12 22:55:54
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Re: Future proof FTTP router recommendations?


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I saw this recommended recently.
Some specs here although not sure I understand the performance table. Found a couple of posts quoting between 450 and 600 Mbps routing which seems pretty good for the price.

No experience of it but looks interesting with all the router/firewall functionality you could ask for.
Was thinking about it myself as I'm an obsessive tinkerer.

Otherwise a software based firewall such as smoothwall, pfsense or clearos whose performance you can scale up with appropriate pc hardware.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Wed 07-Nov-12 23:11:31
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Something with Gbit Ethernet LAN and critically WAN as well. If you've got the money to spend then something with 802.11ac wireless.

i.e. a Netgear R6300

That's about as future-proof as it will get, but as always technology moves on...

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