I need bridge mode on whatever modem/router I get because I want to continue using my AC86u for my devices. I am assuming that 280mb on my phone will translate into a least that on a proper 5g router. I know that isnt the case with 4g routers due to them being low categories most of the time but I wouldn't expect that to be the case with 5g (but let me know if I am wrong, I don't want to end up with 280mb on my phone and much less on a proper router!).
I use a vpn all the time (both openvpn on the router for certain devices and wireguard on my pc) and am concerned about being able to do that when on 5g because I have tethered my pc to my phone and when using openvpn (on my pc which is more than capable of gigabit speeds on openvpn), i barely get 50mb, turn it off and its back to full speed. Doesn't matter if I use port 443 or not. I tried wireguard instead, the client connected instantly as usual.....but I seem to have no connectivity, nothing will load at all.
So I don't know why openvpn is so slow, unless EE are throttling it (and since it happens on 443 as well, that seems unlikely?), and I have even less clue why wireguard will connect fine, but I cant do anything at all with it. Both issues are potentially due to the tethering somehow and maybe they won't be there on a proper 5g modem/router but I am concerned because if they won't work properly then that's a dealbreaker and I don't want the time/money/hassle/excitement of going for the 5g only to find I can't use it.
I haven't seen many options at all for 5g routers yet, and don't know if any of them are any good, worth getting, or can work in bridge mode (I would also like it as future proof as possible for things like mmwave but if that's not possible I can probably live with it).
Edited by Ewok (Thu 01-Oct-20 09:38:52)