Advice to purchase secure router/modem for snail slow ADSL Broadband
I am surrounded by tolerable rural cable services, but stuck in a not-spot and lucky if I get 3.3 Mbps [best 3.45 Mbps] which has now just dropped to 1.7> down and .7up.< on the copper wire ADSL-2!! You will note I am not a computer-versed person!
I have a Technicolor TG582n Pro which needs replacing badly. Probably the first priority is security, then cost, best speed, user-friendly installation, and future-proofing is a good plan! I have not been able to get my head around the modem vs router thing!
I have just signed up to a VPN and note that this can also be incorporated into some routers. Is this an advantage?
In the hopes of one-day getting cable, what advice can anyone offer? The technical advisor at Curry's told me all new routers/modems [?] would run on either ADSL or cable/fibre. Is this true?
I do not use WiFi much. But I am trying to build up a CCTV system, could a WiFi router be of use for connecting Wi-Fi cameras or is it better to use a different reception hub system? - just thinking of the budget.
I would appreciate any comments. Perhaps the TP-Link SafeStream ER605 would fit the bill?