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 Post subject: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:37 
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Our Internet at our office here has become increasingly unstable, and I'm reasonably sure it's because we have too many devices connecting to our little TP-Link router (TL-WDR3600, fact fans) and it's struggling.

Can anyone recommend a decent router for a small(ish?) office, with the following features?

- must either have a fibre modem built in, or be capable of accepting a connection from a BTopenreach fibre modem
- must support NAT
- must support WiFi, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, ideally also with guest network capability
- VPN capability would be nice, if that means we could VPN into our network without running a VPN Server anywhere
- be capable of supporting our device needs, which are:

a) VoIP system and it's traffic
b) at least 30 devices, connected either via WiFi or Ethernet (we already have a decent PoE switch for Ethernet traffic)

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 13:30 
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Draytek. Draytek for days. They're bomb-proof.

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 13:33 
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How big is your office, though?

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 13:56 
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As in, physically? Not that big - about 15m x 15m, one floor.

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 16:20 
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Oh right, so you don't need a mesh network or anything.

We had a Draytek wireless router at my old place and it was fantastic. I can find the model for you if you'd like but that was five or so years ago so there are probably new ones.

Note - they're not cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 16:48 
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Cheers, will have a look. Done cheap before, but even an expensive router is probably not as expensive as having our office out of action for ten minutes every hour!

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 15:25 
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I went with this one in the end.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 15:31 
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Four aerials, must be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 17:22 
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I have an earlier version of that, but it only has 3 aerials, I didn't realise I was so out of date.


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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 19:24 
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I'm just disappointed that it doesn't also include a lubricating strip.

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 Post subject: Re: Office Router RMD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 19:43 
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Trooper wrote:
I have an earlier version of that, but it only has 3 aerials, I didn't realise I was so out of date.


I'll give you antennae for it.

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