Can anyone advise on alternative routers for Infinity Fibre to the Premises as the Home hub 3 is a bit basic. Obviously it needs to support PPPoE, but I could also use something that would allow my to establish IPSec VPN's to a Cisco 3000 concentrator, as well as the usual security configurations and a decent DHCP server that allows for additional options such as TFTP server to be configured.
This is a thread of some, but don't know if they are any good for FTTP Fibre To The Premise.
I believe there is a FTTP forum you could check in with and perhaps get confirmation.
Ive got a box of Juniper (Netscreen) firewalls that only have a 100mb wan port, I'll give one a try, and see if it can keep up!
I'm on 100mb fttp too and ditched the homehub for wnr3500l. Throughput is great but I'm using homeplugs which give me a maximum of 100mbps throughput so if BT were to do the upgrade, I would not be able to utilize the service fully and wiring cat6 is not viable.
Cat5e will be okay up to 1Gb as long as you don't plan to have a single segment more than 100m. If you are going more than 100m then I would say that you have a very nice house!
It's not a viable option for me unfortunately. Ironically, today my throughput decreased to 85-90mbps. I tried the homehub 3 for the first time by ditching the wnr3500l and back up to 100mbps. It might have been a blip with my homeplugs, time will tell.