Router Recommendations for Terminal Server Access
Posted on 2014-10-20
I have a site where they have a Windows 2008 Terminal Server and a typical Linksys Router (sub $100). On average, there are about remote 10 users who run apps from the Terminal Server and they complain about every 2 weeks that their Terminal Session (Remote Desktop session) gets bogged down or too slow. After power cycling Linksys router, users are generally happy for another 2-3 weeks.
Is this type of router (Linksys, Dlink, ... etc) unfit for multiple Terminal Server connections?
These inexpensive home routers have been working fine for the network which is less than 20 PCs so far in my experience but the traffic was all one way - they surf the internet from local workstations and download & browse sites.
But I have one other customer whose salespeople access their Terminal Server and at that side I installed CISCO 1811 and I never had any complains from outside/remote users nor had to restart the router for over 5 years. Of course, home routers are sub $100 and CISCO1811 was over $1,200 then.
That said, do I need to get something like CISCO1811 or CISCO Miraki?
I appreciate your recommendations in advance.