I'm moving into a new house in a few weeks and have the opportunity to switch to TelstraClear cable.
I've only ever had experience with ADSL so this cable business is all a bit new for me.
I run my own server for mail/web, with a variety of other wired machines and a few wireless devices. I've been told by a friend in Auckland that I will need a router of some description to ensure I keep the network safe from the interwebs, which makes sense to me, as I assume the cable endpoint is in effect a raw connection straight into the internet, so some form of protection would be prudent.
I am wanting something that will give me solid performance and stability, with none of the dropout issues I seem to keep hitting with recent ADSL routers.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to good hardware that would suit?
In terms of wireless connectivity, i'm not adverse to having a separate WAP, and in fact it would be handy to have that function on a separate box so it can be readily disabled when going on holiday etc without affecting the wired server connectivity.