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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Mon 24-Dec-12 20:08:48
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Router with gigabit WAN


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so in going to buy a new router for my fttc service I was looking at most and all have 100mbps wan any other there with 1gbps wan as I think it would be more future proof imo.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 24-Dec-12 20:24:57
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Re: Router with gigabit WAN


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Depends how much you want to pay:

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/76-as...

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Tue 25-Dec-12 09:34:16
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Wow that's one nice piece of kit and yes i'm willing to pay that kinda of money as long as it will last laugh

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 25-Dec-12 10:26:13
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I've been using one for about 6 months now.

I don't make use of all its facilities, eg I don't need QoS, and I'm about 3 firmware revisions behind (if it ain't broke, don't fix it tongue) but I haven't been able to fault it.

The ability to hang an external USB drive on it as a sort of poor man's NAS has been handy, and it even looks good smile

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Standard User drummerjohn
(member) Tue 25-Dec-12 15:11:09
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Draytek range.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 26-Dec-12 12:47:43
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In reply to a post by epyon:
so in going to buy a new router for my fttc service I was looking at most and all have 100mbps wan any other there with 1gbps wan as I think it would be more future proof imo.


Don't just look at WAN port speed but how fast the router can "route" between the WAN and the LAN. Some tests here:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar

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James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
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