I am currently in the process of completing a new self build home for me and Mrs J58 and am about to select our FIBRE ISP. We have the option of both a BT line and a Virgin line and have both choices ready for connection dependant on who we go with. It will likely be either BT, Plusnet, Sky or EE (not TalkTalk or SSE because of their poor reviews) At our previous location we had both BT & EE & other than the lacklustre BT tech support, they were fine.
At the moment I am likely to get a BT line installed first, giving me the option to go with Virgin in the future if I decide to.
What I want to do, however, is not to have to rely on the supplied router/modem from whichever ISP I go with (whichever offers the best deal at the time!), so I would like to buy my own router modem.
Research / recommends have narrowed the choice down to either...
The Netgear D7000
or the ASUS DSL-AC68U
I'm no technophobe, but my experience in networking / routers is not exactly great, so assume very low knowledge levels.
What is the view on these choices please? How difficult would they be to configure for example.
Cheers & thanks in advance.