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#1 smoketest

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:31 AM

I need some router advice. My current router (provided by my ISP) is very basic. I'm looking for a new router that can allow me to open ports only to specific external IP addresses. I'm running a perforce server and would like to be able to securely access it externally. My simple router just lets me open ports to everyone but I need to keep the access restricted to trusted IP addresses that I provide.
 
Can anyone recommend a good router that will provide me this kind of security feature? I've done a bunch of googling today...perhaps my search criteria is awful but I haven't had much luck.
 
Thanks in advance.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

You dont mention your expected budget, but you wont go wrong with a higher end gaming router for full control over what you need.

 

This one is at the higher end of the range, but you can make it sing if you want.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Tri-band-AiProtection-Accelerator-Compatible-GT-AC5300/dp/B071DPCKQ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528284153&sr=1-3&keywords=rog+gt-ac5300&linkCode=sl1&tag=pixtopic-20&linkId=f42b6b08e3422a1bee2d721447dc06b1


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:53 AM

Thank you for such a speedy response. I did neglect to include a budget, which is around £200. I'm a huge ASUS fan and would like to buy one of their routers. Can I get the functionality I need with a less expensive, non-singing ASUS router? :)



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

Hehe yes non singing is available in Asus.

 

Im guessing you require both Modem/Router as a combo for adsl2?

 

Is dedicated VPN configuration a requirement?

 

so just look through some models Here, and google further with your preferred online buying supplier (ie eBay, Amazon etc)

 

Recommend a dual band, minimum AC1600 that supports all wireless protocols.

802.11 n supports good speeds, however 802.11ac is the new wave of wireless determination.

 

The rest is up to you!

 

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