Because the ISP dictates what modems you can use, only they can tell you what works with their system.
HOWEVER many folk set the modem+router to some BRIDGE MODE and use their own router. Routers today are plentiful.
Ok guys, I have a particular situation that I've been meaning to deal with for sometime now.
Here's the deal: I live in Brazil, I'm on fiber, still using a modem/router that the company sent my way.
It's a very old Huawei model that I know has plenty of vulnerabilities and has not been updated forever.
Since I got it years ago I've been meaning to replace it with something better but...
1. I can't find any options in the brazilian/local market. As in, there are simply ZERO fiber modems/routers to buy here, one of the reasons I delayed this for so long;
2. If I'm going to import and pay a huge price for it, I want a brand and model that I know will last long and won't just stop updating the firmware because the brand couldn't care less about their costumers' security. But I still didn't find an ideal solution;
3. I'm not totally sure about compatibility and what sort of configuration I should get.
After much thought, I'm coming down to a configuration that includes a very simple fiber modem, and then a Synology router after it to take care of wireless and wired connections through my home. But I still did not find a reliable model for the fiber modem part.
You guys have any recommendations?