OK, I've ordered my FTTC and my hardware. What I've gone for in the end is a pair of Netgear FVS318G VPN firewall routers.
These are 100 times better than the FVS318, and unless you have the v3 hardware in the 318 the WAN port is only 10baseT so wasn't up to the FTTC speeds anyway.
The FVS318G can be configured on two routing modes, NAT and Classic routing which is absolutely perfect to create a VPN. Here's how it will work.
Router 1, PPPoE configured to link to the internet with a Static IP. Configured in Classic router mode so all attached devices require a public IP address on the LAN (DMZ). Servers/devices etc. will go here that will have full IP addressability from the internet.
Router 2, straight WAN IP configured with one of the public IP addresses from the DMZ, WAN port plugged into the LAN port of router 1, then the router is configured in NAT mode so all my workstations etc. are hidden from the nasty hackers by two firewalls. This will also have my VPN tunnels configured as well to connect to my office and my laptop when I'm roaming.
I was really surprised by how different the configurability is of the 318G over the original 318, and what's more it's cheaper generally as well. Bargain.
I've bought them refurbed as well, should be OK, but helps keep the initial costs down a bit.
Edited by davestubbs (Thu 30-Jun-11 17:50:05)