My current network has a ST546 bridged to a netgear FVS318 VPN router to create a DMZ and I want to do the same with the FTTC product.
Do I simply need to replace the BT Openreach modem with another VDSL modem that has a built in switch and routing capabilies (are their any ?) or do I keep the BT modem to provide the basic access and then put in another router between that and my VPN router with PPPoE capabilities/firewall and Routing to create the DMZ? (could I use another FVS318 for example).
I have no need for wireless so definately don't want any router with that in it (I have my own dedicated access point for that already on the home network). The router only needs to support 100MB as it's just providing all the DMZ routing to the internet, I've got a dedicated gigabit switch for all the local system networking.
If this seems a little excessive, I should also mention that I had my whole house CAT5 cabled when it was built 8 years ago and have a wiring closet under the stairs with a dedicated comms rack. With 3 servers, 5 workstations, 2 laptops, and any number of phones and other IP enabled devices I need all the infrastructure just to run the family !!