Hello everyone! First post here
So, long story short: I live in Italy, and I recently installed an FTTH 1G Down/200M Up line at home, a single floor flat of ~100sqm. I am also part of a DCS (a flight simulator) gaming group who already host a dedicated 24/7 server. Since this server has to be moved from its actual location, I won the privilege to host it at home, but since I have a... "not so performing" router my ISP gave me, I was in the market for a new one.
Now... first thing I noticed is that the prices really had a spike in the last few years, and by reading this sticky post I understand why.
This gaming server should be able to support approximately 30 to 40 simultaneous connections at peak time, plus other few devices I have at home (PCs, smart TV, PS4). Of course, since the server would be exposed to the internet, I would feel a lot better isolating it from my home network (with a VLAN I guess, but my networking skills are rusty to say the least).
Another unfortunate factor is the placement of this router: since the fiber has been brought basically at the entrance door, I would also need a decent wifi coverage on the other side of the apartment, that with my current router I don't have (often I lose my WiFi signal in the bedroom which is on the other side).
My question at this point is: what do I do? I hoped to stay around 150€ for a new router, but as I said I realize that this is not a realistic price range anymore. What would be the best approach? Should I still look at an all-in-one router or it is time to reason about a more modular setup with a Pi (I have a Pi3 already, but I'm afraid it won't be enough), a switch and an access point? Or... well, whatever suggestion I will be more than glad to hear about it
Many thanks to anyone that will take their time to help me understand my best option!