I remember some time ago there were some discussions about the best configuration for ADSL connections.
The best solution at that time was internet --> modem --> Router/Firewall --> Switch --> Computers
I wonder if it is the same also today. I’m asking because in stores I noticed that modems are not more available in shelves. There are only Routers with integrated modem (most of times with also an integrated 4 port switch).
Is it still the best solution to have the modem separated from the router/firewall?
What is a reliable modem and where to get it?
There is a real advantage for an everyday use to have a gigabit switch or a 10/100 is sufficient?
Is it better to get a gigabit switch anyway even if the connection speed is not so high if every computer connected to the switch is provided of a gigabit card?
Because of the Asus Premium is not more available in stores, what is a good alternative?