Hi there. I've just moved into a house where I couldn't get Vodafone [TCL] cable and I'm now on a Vodafone VDSL connection. I've been pleasantly surprised with VDSL. I'm getting consistently better speeds than my cable connection.
The only problem is that the Huawei HG659 is rubbish. If you do something like add a DHCP reservation it loses other settings like custom DNS. Basically it's only reliable run with out of the box settings. I also is causing problems with Netflix clients on my Bluray and Roku. The only way to watch Netflix is now on a laptop. I'd like to give UnoVPN a go from a router but it currently seems to be PPTP only.
So I'm in the market for a better modem/router. Having a bit of a look at what's being retailed there seems to be only a few options
Draytek DV2760. Massive feature set. Supports site to site VPN which would be useful as Vodafone transparent cache seems to nerf Netflix resources delivered from a CDN (aka title graphics). looks like it would allow me to set up multiple subnets, so I could have a pure Voda WLAN and a I'm in the US WLAN for media devices. The big con is no Ethernet port so would be a wasted investment if the fibre run that currently bisects my curb break to get to the local primary school makes it to the house any time soon.
ASUS D-66SLU. Looks to geared around fast a/v performance. Has an Ethernet wan port so would not be a wasted investment when fibre arrives. Seems to have no support for site to site VPN. Also doesn't appear a candidate for dd-wrt to add a VPN client.
ZyXEL VMG8324-B10A. Looks a solid choice, but the manual seems to indicate that ipsec is the only site to site VPN option.
NetComm NF4V. Also looks like s solid choice. Once again only IPSEC for VPN.
Is that about the size of what is in the market at the moment? Does anyone have any recommendations