Well, after waiting (semi) patiently for about 15 months, I find myself with an RV340 which is about to lose Cisco support. My security license also expires this week and I now need to make a few decisions. To get me going, I would like to solicit some advice from the crowd. My current set-up has my ISP Router (Gigabit service with reliable 940+ Mbps access at my main PC) bridged to my RV-340. RV340 connected to Layer 3 switch which does all routing (multiple VLANs) + POE duty, then onward to wired connections (about 75 in total) and my access points (about another 50+ connections). I am really only considering what needs to be done at the RV-340 at this stage ideally.
- How quickly should I be concerned about losing the benefits of the security license (runs Router Anti-Virus and Intrusion Detection). My current view is: "this an issue I need to fix but less urgently" - most do not run this level of protection on their routers.
- How quickly should I be concerned with the end of software vulnerability and software maintenance support. My current view is "very". New threats show up all the time - I am less concerned with the fixing any current flaws - my system runs very well - I am quite concerned with the security aspects.
- Any recommendations for a replacement wired router? Why?
- Should I also replace Layer 3 switch for ease of configuration with new router?