Please excuse the English, but will be easier for me to explain the advice I am after :)
We currently have a 150/30 mbit coax broadband service with YouSee, via a Netgear CG3000 we got from YouSee many years ago (router/built in modem/coax connection/4 port ethernet connections) We are perfectly happy with the service/router but with the current situation of working full time from home we are thinking about maybe buying another newer better router/modem combo to use (keeping the current one as a backup in worst case scenario) so my questions are as follows..
1. Can we buy off the shelf/online any integrated router/modem and use that instead of our existing Netgear CG3000? or are we only able to use a router/modem provided direct from YouSee? (is there some kind of preinstalled router firmware we get from you see so can only get from them)
2. If we can buy any on the market are there any recommendations? I seem to have problems finding one that is both a integrated router/modem with coax connection, they all seem to have a ethernt/dsl input rather than coxial input. Our only requirements is that there is at least 4 ethernet ports, and fairly good wifi (wifi not as important as the ethernet ports we need for our work from home computers)
3. If we can only use a router/modem supplied via YouSee can you recommend one that would fulfil the requirements as per question 2 above? I do not see a price on any of the Sagemcom routers shown on the YouSee website, or are they free for YouSee customers if we just call up for one? (as per original comments i would like to keep our old router as a worst case scenario backup while working from home on a new one)
Many thanks in advance for any help/advice on this.