Im moving up to fiber, and want to get my own modem with Bigpipe. What modem do you recommend.
Security is important to me as Ive got a static IP address and run a server for personal use. ie I log into it from work.
I've got a thread for that. But Grandstream GWN7000 + Grandstream GWN7610 (and PoE injector) or Ubiquiti USG + UniFi Access Point.
Fibre modem / AP I think you mean not the Fiber you eat :P
I'm running an Edgerouter Lite on Bigpipe, It's pretty good..
Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
I bought the Netcomm Wireless NF10W and it's working fine. PBTech said they couldn't confirm it would work (it is advertised as DSL and NBN compliant), but I know for certain it does work with UFB (I'm BigPipe).
WiFi coverage is not outstanding, but apart from that, works well. Certainly good enough for your average user.
One limitation I noticed was that it allows maximum 16 WiFi devices. Not sure if that's an issue for you.
Now trying to work out if I can remotely control it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, just be aware that Bigpipe is a bit different to all other ISP's in that traffic is not tagged. As a result pretty much any router will work. All other ISPs (well I dont think any others dont tag) tag their traffic on vlan10, not all routers will support this. All the SME grade or higher routers do support this, but many consumer grade ones don't.
So that means you can select from a greater pool of product, but you need to be aware that if you decide to change ISP in future the router you choose will need to support tagging.
sbiddle: You want a router, not a modem.
Every single router on the market will offer you the same level of "security" if you're port forwarding and exposing internal devices to the Internet - whether that be a $30 or a $300 router.
That's not completely true. If security is important to you then the advanced features such as access control lists for allowing access externally from only certain IP's, the ability to do auto blacklists and many others are available in some of the better more expensive hardware and are usually not available in consumer grade devices.
Something like a Mikrotik gives you a very good price/performance/feature ratio.