which router

Hey, I got a glass fibre line from one location to the other. I dont want the computers from location 1 to be on the same subnet as on location2 so I was thinking about putting a simple router on location2 so computers on location1 connect through the line to the router. Now my question is what kind of router you would recommend??

Its for about 20 computers needing only 100Mbits(all together), the computers will only send live video streams on to my servers at location2.

I was guessing some sort of home/dsl/cable router should be enough, anyone got good expirience with a certain type??

other suggestions instead of using a router are also welcome offcourse.

Oh P.S. I do not want to use a software router, which is what I'm doing now. But feel like this is abusing one of my servers.
ro8inmorganAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerConnect With a Mentor IT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Here is my suggestion.  Most cheap routers have only a 10mb connection on the WAN link and don't have a second or optional interface.  Get a Watchguard Firebox X Edge, X-15 firewall.  This will run about $450.  It gives you a good firewall/router with the optional interface already enabled out of the box and all of them, including the 2 WAN connections are 100mb.  I do the same type of setup here connecting my users to a database run by the county.  That is on a different subnet.  So you could run your second location out of the WAN or optional interface as it is very flexible and you can put however much or little security between them.
0
 
purplepomegraniteCommented:
You say you have a fibre link connecting the two locations?

In which case you will need a fibre router (or use a media converter to convert the link).
0
 
ro8inmorganAuthor Commented:
I got a convertor, my fibre ends in a normal UTP connection :)
0
Worried about phishing attacks?

90% of attacks start with a phish. It’s critical that IT admins and MSSPs have the right security in place to protect their end users from these phishing attacks. Check out our latest feature brief for tips and tricks to keep your employees off a hackers line!

 
ro8inmorganAuthor Commented:
is not totally true, I found that the linksys routers for example contain a 100Mbit uplink. The Watchguard seems to be a little over the top, cause it containing a lot of extra functionality we defently not need.
0
 
Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
What I said is most cheap routers.........  I know some do have 100mb uplink ports and some are better at throughput than others.  I only offered a suggestion that was an alternative to a router.  
0
 
ro8inmorganAuthor Commented:
yes I understand wasn't trying to proofe you wrong  :) thanx for the advice.
I went for the linksys router since urs is best awnser points go to you :)
0
 
Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Thanks!  Linksys is good equipment in my book and I have a few of them around.  Cisco owns them now.
0
 
ro8inmorganAuthor Commented:
Yeah if you look on the box of a linksys product there's even a small Cisco logo on it. With Cisco u can't go wrong altough i've had some stressy days configuring does damn cisco products hehehe :)
0
 
Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
:)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.