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VPN router for BT infinity

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Luke284, 1 May 2012.

  1. Luke284

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Southampton

    Ive just ordered BT infinity which should be installed on the 17th. I'm told I should get 72 down and 20 up which should be good. The cabinet is only about 100m away.

    I've heard that the BT home hub is not that great so I'm looking to get a better router. I would also like a router which will act as a VPN server so that I can connect in when I'm abroad to get a uk ip address for iplayer.

    What would you reccomend? Would want to spend between £50-100.
     
  2. bremen1874

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,910

    Rather over your budget, but I use Vigor 2830 and 2920 routers and the VPN connections (site-to-site and from my iPhone) are rock solid.
     
  3. Gammawolf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,048

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    Asus RT56U is rock solid for me although it doesn't natively support a VPN server but theres custom firmware for it that does http://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/ . I've not used it so i can't vouch for how well it works but its an option within budget
     
  4. Luke284

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Southampton

    Been looking at this a bit more recently. Doesn't look like I can get a router with VPN built in but I either get an asus rt56u with the custom firmware as Gammawolf suggested or get a linksys E3200 and put dd-wrt on it. Not sure which would be a better option? Any comments?
     
  5. jamjar

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,702

    Location: Letchworth Herts uk

    If you want to pay more and get a router/modem all in one box the Draytek2750n has a VPN built in :)
     
  6. Luke284

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Southampton

    I had see that draytek box but as I said don't want to spend more than £100
     
  7. jamjar

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,702

    Location: Letchworth Herts uk

    No i understand and agree :)