I'm with BT infinity and I'm looking in changing my HH5 with a combined VDSL modem router that has to have the following:
1. stable vdsl connection (i'm already sync at 40/10mbps so no speed issues)
2. capable of mutlicast from lan as i have connected my viewbox (via powerline ethernet adapter)
3. Good wireless range
4. Being able to use it with VDSL and cable, so either a separate wan lan port or one of the existing 4 converting to wan
5. The modem/router to have live bandwidth graphs. (this one being the most difficult to find in routers)
The last one is a feature that i don't find often in routers and it's the same as the dd-wrt with the bandwidth monitoring. So when logged in to the router you can see the total bandwdith that is current used (up and down) in a graph and in some cases you can see it per lan port or WLAN. This is not the total bandwidth consumed but the current bandwidth graph.
From a small research I can see that the following models have all the above:
Asus DSL-N66u and all the higher models
Netgear D6400 and higher models via a separate app (genie)
Unfortunately although TP-Links receive lots of praise they lack the bandwidth monitoring graphs.
I understand the Asus have good wireless range (although i'm reading that this has dropped at the latest firmware update) but there are mixed reviews as to how stable their DSL modem side is. After all the firmware updates are there any users of DSL -N66U that are happy with its stability?
I understand that the Billion 8800NL has very stable DSL modem but its wireless range is not better than HH5, in fact it might be a bit worse.
Fritz i have read very littie about while Netgear is probably the most expensive.
The Asus DSL-N66U will fit the bill for me as I'm not that interested in the ac (higher throughput but less range), however I am concerned on the DSL stability.
At the moment I very rarely have issues with stability on my line, possibly because I'm quite close to the cabinet.
thanks for your help
Edited by tomcat_ (Tue 29-Sep-15 09:10:39)