1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Router for BT Infinity, or use Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by GeX, 24 Apr 2011.

  1. GeX

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Dec 2002

    Posts: 6,490

    Location: Manchester

    Hi all.

    I have BT Infinity, using their VDSL modem and a BT HomeHub3. Plugged into the homehub's only gbE port I have my file / dlna server. Plugged into one of the 100mb ports on the homehub I have a 200mbps powerline link to the HTPC.

    The 100mbps link is not quick enough, so instead of buying a separate gigabit switch to give me more gigabit ports I'm thinking I'd be better buying a new router.

    I've had a quick look into it and I see the draytek vigor 2820n is rated highly, but it's got quite a hefty price tag.

    Another option is to buy a second NIC for the server (which runs Ubuntu server 10.04) and use the server as a router, and just buy a gigabit swtich.

    I guess that would be the most flexible option.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. poltergeist666

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Feb 2003

    Posts: 381

    Location: Southampton

    I use the new Asus router between the Infinity modem and my network.
    Using it with a Qnap TS-509 NAS, it works flawlessly through gigabit ethernet.

    Really good piece of kit, and far superior to the HH2 that I used with Infinity beforehand.

    HTH's

    Details here.

    http://www.asus.com/News/IIAQvoWt6XXQCkq4/
     
  3. GeX

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Dec 2002

    Posts: 6,490

    Location: Manchester

    that's a nice looking bit of kit

    do you know if there are any that are that hardware but in 'boring box'?

    my network setup lives in cupboard, and i feel i'd be paying a premium for a case like that (that i'd never see!)
     
  4. poltergeist666

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Feb 2003

    Posts: 381

    Location: Southampton


    I'm afraid it only comes in the Glitz'n Glamour edition! :D
     
  5. Nightglow

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Jan 2010

    Posts: 6,780

    Location: South West

    Thanks P666, just what I've been looking for, that ASUS RT-N56U.
    Must admit I do find it rather attractive, very stylish.