I am wondering if anyone can recommend some alternatives to the Huawei HG659 that came with the cable install. It is limited in its feature set and functionality for my needs (I think fine for general purpose usage) - I am also having an issue with the 5Ghz wifi randomly disconnected (although 2.4 seems fine).
I used to use an Apple Airport extreme which was very stable and allowed my to do all of my internal routing, static IPs, port forwarding as well as use 5Ghz wfi . However, I can no longer use this as it does not have the VLAN feature required to connect to the cable modem.
Any new unit would need to have at least 4 x GB Ethernet ports, VLAN tagging, 5Ghz (or multiband support) and be pretty fast. Also needs to support port forwarding (by IP), static IPs (DHCP) and good routing capabilities (not just by protocol). My signal range requirements is about 15-20 meters.