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Internet Access

ISP Routers

This is now an essential, but why donít you have a back-up connection &/or dual working to effectively double your speed?

The routers and Firewalls we supply do that, network offices together and allow home workers and mobile user to connect into the office.

Not all Internet connections are equal, this is down to the ISP, the distance from the exchange & the type of connection.

 ISP Ė Internet Service Provider

This is the company that provides your Internet connection, some provide a cheap ADSL service with unlimited usage, but they are unlikely to also give you the full speed your line will support. The closer you are to the exchange the faster your connection should be. We can organise service from an ISP that will provide the maximum speed your line will support and give usage information that helps fix faults as soon as possible.

Internet Usage Graph

Some ISPs have their own equipment in your local BT exchange, this normally means a faster & more reliable service as you have reached their network sooner.

Virgin Business now runs all the local Cable TV regions and if they pass your premises than can provide a very fast, reliable service as you have a fibre link right back to the Internet.



Wi-Fi Office - Dual Internet, Phones, Computors and Printer

Routers

The routers we supply can support Dual and a Mobile Phone Internet connection, so everyone is able to access the Internet from their ordinary computer connected to the office network even if the normal broadband service fails via a single mobile connection. The quality of this depends on the mobile network coverage.

The race is on to get direct Fibre connections to every building in the UK, this is also properly breaking BT's monopoly of provision of service. From small villages to cities new companies are bring the fibre connection to people, trying to get full coverage before BT turns off the traditional copper phone lines which is scheduled for the end of 2025. There appears no logic to who is going to be your fibre provider, as in some areas OpenReach is also installing fibre connections. Unfortunately just like their ADSL, VDSL and FTTC services OpenReach's FTTP service is asynchronous, meaning that the uploading speed is significantly slower than the headline download speed. This is important with the growth of things like Video conferences, where you are sending up a lot of data and really start to need a synchronous connection - as provided by the independent fibre providers.

Nobody appears to be tracking who plans too / provides fibre across the country, so to discover your new fibre provide you have keep an eye open for the construction teams digging up the street, and hope there are signs saying for whom they are working.

Any one of these connections can fail, which would leave you without Internet access. A back-up service is often less than £1 per day and the way we configure it means that itís not just sitting there, doing nothing, just waiting for things to go wrong. Our back-up service is being used in parallel with your normal ISP effectively DOUBLING YOUR INTERNET SPEED with pages loading in half the time as data making up the page with pictures etc flows down both the connections simultaneously.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi comes with increasingly large headline speed and if you have good enough aerials in your device you can connect fast via Wi-Fi then via cable. But more often your aerial isn't good enough, you are just too far away and there are too many other things sharing that signal that your speed is in just in the low hundreds. The 2.4Ghz band has been used so much that in many areas it is so congested that people just can't get a stable or fast connection. The 5Ghz band which was just used for specialist applications is now filling up so with Wi-Fi 6 (6th generation) the 6Ghz band is being made available so you can now get a better quality signal even in the most populous areas, as long as your Wi-Fi Access point and computer or mobile phone support it.



The prices below INCLUDE pre-configuration with your details and management of all changes/additions to VPNs etc through the 1st year.


Model

Key Features

Wi-Fi

Firewall

VPN Endpoint

No. of LAN ports

Price

Vigor 2927
Firewall

High-Performance Router/Firewall Router with high capacity VPN with 1Gb/s WAN throughput, controlling access to WAN resources

No

Yes

Yes

5 £320

Vigor 2927ac
Firewall with Wi-Fi

High-Performance Router/Firewall Router with high capacity VPN with 1.8 Gb/s WAN throughput, controlling access to WAN resources and ac Wi-Fi

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 £350

Vigor 2865ac VDSL
Wi-Fi controler
Hot-Spot Log-In
& IPv6

ac WiFi 300Mb/s + 1733Mb/s, Dual-DSL interface router (ADSL2+ and VDSL) & IPv6, VLAN tagging, 1.3Gbs max firewall throughput, Gigabit Ethernet.

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 £390

Vigor 2865Lac VDSL
4G Router
Hot-Spot Log-In
& IPv6

4G and Dual-DSL interface router (ADSL2+ and VDSL) & IPv6, WiFi 2.4Ghz, VLAN tagging, 1.3Gbs max firewall throughput, Gigabit Ethernet.

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 £500

Vigor 130
ADSL/VDSL Modem

Used with WAN port(s) on any of the above, ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem, Bridge/Pass through.

No

No

No

1 £90

ZyXEL
VMG1312-B10D

FTTC / ADSL2+ Basic Router, Used for testing or with above, supports WiFi NAT & VPN pass-through.

Yes

Yes

No

4 £70


All prices exclude VAT, and were correct on 02/03/2023 16:14:00 , but should only be used as a guide.