I haven’t used a powered router in 12 years, these are my reasons

All operators provide a fiber router to provide Internet service to their customers, however, these routers are generally shown by their poor performance in general. One of the weakest points of these routers is the WiFi wireless performance, this means that we will have very little coverage and low WiFi speed and it is also possible that we will have cuts. For over a decade I have never used a bus router and here are all the reasons why I have never used it.

Reasons not to use a carrier router

For more than 10 years I’ve never used a carrier routerHowever, I used their routers in bridge mode when they were ADSL2+/VDSL2, especially when I was in Jazztel. Something similar happened when Jazztel migrated me from VDSL2 that I had at the time to fiber back home, with an ONT and separate router. This allowed me to set a neutral router to provide my cable and wifi internet connection without issues.

Now with Orange’s indirect Pepphone FTTH, I have a Nokia ONT so I also use my own devices to connect to the internet, dispensing with the operator neutral router. These are the reasons why I will never use a bus router.

Poor WiFi coverage and speed

your day Good coverage and speed over WiFi are key, is an essential thing, especially if we have dozens of WiFi clients connected like laptops, smartphones, tablets and even home automation and security devices like IP cameras. Although there is not a lot of data traffic in the wireless network, since most of the time they are on standby, it is necessary that there is no interruption when I have to access any of these devices, in addition, it is very important that if you connect to the phone mobile or laptop, the wireless network will work perfectly.

Hardware is worse for Wi-Fi

Personally at home I use D-Link Professional Access Points that are centrally managed by Nuclias Connect and powered by PoE with a managed switch. However, with Wi-Fi systems Existing today, you can create a high-performance network at the “home” level on your own, without any complications and with a significant difference in real coverage and WiFi speed.

They don’t usually have Multigabit ports, and few Ethernet

For several years now, I’ve been using NAS servers with Multi Gigabit Connection, either 2.5G or 10G, so I absolutely need to use a Multigigabit switch to connect all the wired equipment to it, and they can communicate with the NAS at full speed. Digi or Orange routers with fiber speeds of up to 10Gbps only have these types of ports, something I’ve needed for years to move data across the local network at full speed.

Another very important aspect is that I need a lot of Ethernet ports, and the typical four Ethernet ports are not enough in my case, because I have a lot of wired equipment, computers, NAS servers and many other devices.

It hardly has configuration options

By having professional access points and managed switches, I can create different WiFi networks are divided into VLANs To separate the traffic of the home network, the home automation device network, and the guest network. Player routers do not have the ability to configure VLANs in the local network, and for this reason, I cannot use this type of router, because it simply cannot be done. In general, home routers don’t allow this kind of configuration either, we have to move to somewhat more advanced routers to get this functionality, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy an expensive router for it, since there are Mikrotik routers that They allow this kind of hassle-free setup and are very cheap.

Manufacturers such as ASUS or AVM have local routers that allow us to configure them in detail, in addition, they have such interesting services as Set up a nested Wi-Fi network High performance with different equipment (WiFi routers and repeaters) as well Configure VPN Servers To access our local network remotely, it also has multiple options to configure WiFi, wired network, and the ability to DNS Configuration with DoT For an extra layer of security and privacy, plus a plethora of services for your router’s USB ports.

In short, any third-party router will always be better than operators’ routers, not only in terms of wireless performance, but also in terms of configuration options.

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