It seems the very cheap router I bought doesn’t actually support port forwarding so I’m now looking to buy at the opposite end of the scale and get one that supports VPN just in case we need it in the future. Our set up at the moment is 2 computers, 1 server and a wireless access point plugged directly into the 4 port router, which also has an adsl modem built in. The rest of the computers are connected by my old 3com 8 port switch.
An ADSL modem router with built in 8 port switch would be ideal but a 4 port one would be fine and we could always get a simple external ADSL modem to feed the router if that makes finding the perfect setup easier. As long as the overall system works flawlessly then I’m happy. Our WAP is fine so built in wireless isn’t that important, but a bonus if it is included.
Any suggestions welcome! Thanks.