Looking for a new routers to replace my Cisco RV320. The last security update came out in 2021.

BigBillsd

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I've been using my RV320 for a long time and they were updating the security once or twice a year, until last year. Now I need to replace it with something that will hopefully get security updates for 3-5 more years... preferably more.. I am finding nothing on the cisco site that isn't 4+ years old already, or cost prohibitive for a home installation. I don't want/need wireless out at the demark where it resides as its way to close to the streets. My AP's are at the back were I need WiFi for laptops and tablets. I was a bit surprised to find almost nothing on wired routers on this site anymore, everything is WiFi here. Is there a better forum site for old school wired networks? Thanks, Bill
 

RTWZ80

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I've been using my RV320 for a long time and they were updating the security once or twice a year, until last year. Now I need to replace it with something that will hopefully get security updates for 3-5 more years... preferably more.. I am finding nothing on the cisco site that isn't 4+ years old already, or cost prohibitive for a home installation. I don't want/need wireless out at the demark where it resides as its way to close to the streets. My AP's are at the back were I need WiFi for laptops and tablets. I was a bit surprised to find almost nothing on wired routers on this site anymore, everything is WiFi here. Is there a better forum site for old school wired networks? Thanks, Bill
Posted something about Draytek wired routers in this thread last week. There's also mention of the UDM Pro and TPLink wired routers as well.


You could also head over to the Mikrotik forum. Not many posts on SNB recently.

 

coxhaus

Part of the Furniture
Most of the development right now seems to be x86 based. Take a look at pfsense, Opensense, and Untangle. These are more sophisticated than any little, small router.

I am looking at the Cisco Firepower 1010 firewall. It also has 2 POE+ ports so you don't need a switch. My problem is they won't sell me a license for updates without a business email address. I don't want to buy without being able to buy a license.

I am running a Cisco RV340 router and it is still supported. We had a firmware update last week.

There are a lot of mini-computers coming out that are cheap and will run the x86 software. So, I think it will be a matter of time before they take over. The small routers don't have the horsepower to run the sophisticated softwares being developed on the x86 platform.
 
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BigBillsd

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Posted something about Draytek wired routers in this thread last week. There's also mention of the UDM Pro and TPLink wired routers as well.


You could also head over to the Mikrotik forum. Not many posts on SNB recently.


Are any of the routers you mention, get security updates like my Cisco did for 5 years?

Oh My, I have a Mikrotik Metal WiFi router, most cryptic thing I ever used. I had to write down how to make changes as it was so NOT intuitive I couldn't remember how to make changes each time I needed to get hooked up somewhere else.

I just ordered an ER605, of course TP link will not tell you when EOL is.. Until after the fact.
 

RTWZ80

Regular Contributor
Are any of the routers you mention, get security updates like my Cisco did for 5 years?

Oh My, I have a Mikrotik Metal WiFi router, most cryptic thing I ever used. I had to write down how to make changes as it was so NOT intuitive I couldn't remember how to make changes each time I needed to get hooked up somewhere else.

I just ordered an ER605, of course TP link will not tell you when EOL is.. Until after the fact.
Ubiquiti (UDM Pro) provides support close to what Cisco does. But they've got their own share of unresolved bugs from what I've seen. That's how far prosumer devices get you I guess. Draytek is a bit of an unknown quantity. Seems to have decent hardware but iffy on the OS side. But I've seen firmware updates till September this year and it was launched in 2020. Yeah there's a learning curve on Mikrotik so you'll either love it or hate it. TP Link used to be really bad with firmware updates but they're stepping up their game in my view, especially in the enterprise networking space coming out of Covid, so that might change.
 

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