My current setup looks like this:
Internet - Bridged DSL Modem - Brume - chain of old routers acting as switches - Wireless AP
Brume handles the PPPoe DSL connection and is the DHCP server. It also runs Wireguard VPN and Adguard Home. I have to say that it runs quite hot for my liking. And DHCP and firewall features are not that great. Also, I would love to have the IDS. Deep Packet Inspection would be awesome too.
Can I insert another router into the mix, so it would look like this:
Internet - DSL Modem (still bridged?) - Brume - New Router - New Managed Switch (or switches) - Wireless AP
And in this new setup:
- Brume only runs the Wireguard and Adguard Home clients, possibly still handling PPPoe connection?
- New Router does the actual routing, with better firewall and DHCP server
- New Managed POE+ Switch does VLANs and powers my security cameras
Would a Managed Switch be able to do what I think the New Router is needed for?
Thanks for your input to help me understand how this can work.
I have searched extensively and remember several conflicting opinions, but can’t find them right now.