What type of router do you get with Cool Ideas

Johand

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Vumatel is rolling out fibre to our complex (they just finished digging up my driveway today :) and I am getting fibre!

So looking at ISPs everybody seem to rave about Cool Ideas ... I just have one question - what kind of router do they provide?

I have a enterprise grade gigabit switch for my LAN but my WLAN/ADSL router is only a cheapie. Is the Cool Ideas router solid or do I have to plan getting a proper one with 802.11ac Wifi for myself rather ?

I am starting with a 100Mbps with plans to upgrade later.
 

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their Router on 100mbps and below is a entry level one, but you can still get it and use it as you please as a switch, or extra wireless AP etc, you will probably have to get a decent ac wireless router/AP though.
 

Johand

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Thanks -- definitely have to get my own router then. The TP-Link WR840N is a bit lightweight - . I will look for something with gigabit ports. Probably won't make sense to use the provided one at all then.

I am a bit surprised they only use a 100Mbps port router for the 100Mbps account - I was under the impression Vumatel slightly over provision the line to make up for overhead, but if you only have a 100Mbps router then you obviously won't get the advantage of it .Might be wrong about that , but in general I want to make sure that equipment under my control is in nowhere near being the bottleneck. Besides I don't want local LAN/WLAN traffic between my PC and other nodes to affect my internet speed... imagine copying a file from my laptop on wifi to my desktop and then suddenly my internet on my desktop gets slower because of the 100Mbps between me and the router...
 

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Thanks -- definitely have to get my own router then. The TP-Link WR840N is a bit lightweight - . I will look for something with gigabit ports. Probably won't make sense to use the provided one at all then.

I am a bit surprised they only use a 100Mbps port router for the 100Mbps account - I was under the impression Vumatel slightly over provision the line to make up for overhead, but if you only have a 100Mbps router then you obviously won't get the advantage of it .Might be wrong about that , but in general I want to make sure that equipment under my control is in nowhere near being the bottleneck. Besides I don't want local LAN/WLAN traffic between my PC and other nodes to affect my internet speed... imagine copying a file from my laptop on wifi to my desktop and then suddenly my internet on my desktop gets slower because of the 100Mbps between me and the router...

Well it's a simple business case, for us to supply a gigabit router the cost overhead is about double that of a 100Mbps router which can route 100Mbps, Vumatel don't over-provision their services but because it's layer3 and not encapsulated with a PPPoE session you get a bit more throughput on a Gbps port.

Also to stock specific routers for specific services and services provider is a logistical nightmare which is why we offer 2.
 

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Well it's a simple business case, for us to supply a gigabit router the cost overhead is about double that of a 100Mbps router which can route 100Mbps, Vumatel don't over-provision their services but because it's layer3 and not encapsulated with a PPPoE session you get a bit more throughput on a Gbps port.

Also to stock specific routers for specific services and services provider is a logistical nightmare which is why we offer 2.

Awesome. I have no problem with that - as long as I know I can get my own router. I assume the Tp-Link C7 would do nicely.
 
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