January 11, 2021

recommendatin for a good router

Hello everyone,


I am upgrading my home network, and switching from the isp-provided router (which isn’t the most secure), to a solid one. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time picking a router, because i don’t really know what to look for.

I am also planning to run a pi-hole on the network. Easy support for it or similar, built-in functionality is a nice to have.

I am running an internet-facing Nextcloud server, which i plan on accessing through a VPN in the future. Hence built-in VPN functionality on the router would also be cool.

I need a new, secure router. What features should i look for and what should i avoid?



Pfsense OS on a Netgate is good.


The thing is, most consumer grade routers are garbage, enterprise level are expensive and can be considerably harder to configure…

Have you pondered something like a dd-wrt or OpenWrt setup, where you buy a cheap router and flash it with an open firmware that keeps getting updated long after the vendor wants to retire the model?


Sophos XG on an old PC

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