We've been with Plusnet for a year now, most using the bundled Technicolor TG582n, the routers features and software seem pretty good, but I wish the same could be said about its reliability.
To give you an idea, we have an ADSL1 service syncing at 1.3mbps, we are very far away from the exchange and have always had internet connectivity problems.
At home despite this, as a family were pretty heavy users, often with several computers at the same time, gaming, streaming, browsing, syncing etc
On top of this, we all use P2P often and whenever many people are using the internet, or if there are downloads/syncing going on, the internet becomes unusable for others.
I have been trying to put an end to our problems, once or twice ive tried using a TP-Link router we previously owned, but sadly that suffers from often freezing up and although it seems to be more reliable with the connection to ADSL. It will often restart or chug when downloading via p2p.
So can anyone recommend a combo of a modem/router? I don't mind if its separate or an all in one device. I have heard in most cases separates are more reliable.
It needs to be reliable and cope with many connections AND keep our unreliable connection up as much as possible. I have read for the latter we need to opt for a Broadcom based model. I am willing to pay for reliability, so budget isn't too much of a concern. AS LONG as its reasonable value for money.
Help us enjoy our internet pain free, for once