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Best non-WiFi router for Hub 3

I am looking for advice on the best non-WiFi router to use with the Virgin Hub 3.0

I already have a BT Whole Home WiFi 3-disk Mesh system (which works perfectly) so I don't actually need WiFi on the router. I just need a good router that:

1. Work with the Virgin Hub 3.0
2. Provides DHCP services with IP reservation
3. Provides Port Forwarding
4. Has a really fast admin interface

I know the Hub 3.0 provides this but it is so slow when using the DHCP settings that it is unusable.

I have Vivid 350Mb fibre and currently getting up to 390Mbps downstream and 38Mbps upstream.

 

 

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I would look on smallnetbuilder reviews as depends on price you're prepared to pay and throughput you want whilst running advanced features like QoS. You could get a WiFi router like an Asus and turn wifi off eg a wired only edgerouter 4 is dearer than an Asus AC86u which has better throughput

All will work with VM hub in modem mode

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I was looking at the UBIQUITI EdgeRouter X 5 Ports Gigabit LAN/WAN Router. It's listed at £50 on Amazon but I wasn't sure if it had all the DHCP, Port Forwarding features I am looking for. Whether it worked with the Hub 3, and of course whether the interface was fast or snail slow like the Virgin Hub 3.

Forgot to mention that I already have a decent Gigabit switch for my wired connections. So my thinking was to simply plug my Gig switch, my BT Whole Home WiFi and the Virgin Hub 3 into the Ubiquiti router. And that's it. 

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it most certainly does have all the features you want.
i use one myself. it's a very powerful small box.

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I assume it wouldn't do 350 with QoS turned on if that matters

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QOS essentially keeps a little bit of bandwidth aside to allow for situations where something is hammering the connection. thus regardless of your maximum theoretical downstream you'll always get less than that when using QOS.
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I meant the CPU on it won't do QoS at 350, rather than bandwidth limiting

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Re: Best non-WiFi router for Hub 3

you would rarely need QOS on a home network anyway.
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I'm happy with my ZyXEL Security Firewalls so for 350Mb look at the VPN100 model
https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/VPN-Firewall-ZyWALL-VPN300/

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Re: Best non-WiFi router for Hub 3

The OP didn't mention QoS so hopefully it's not required.  If it is required I suspect it would run at 250 or less but would be interesting to know. I assume you're not running it on yours?

I do have QoS turned on. Hard to tell 100% if it makes a difference but hopefully it does prioritise the kids gaming if we're watching a 4k stream on netflix or prime as they have a very visible impact on latency on the BQM

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