Yes bro I’m in greater Manchester.
I thought you might be.
I thought it was the case that packet loss could be down to the router so hopefully a newer model will make them less frequent, not that I have noticed any issues, also I reported about the IP address changing constantly but so far it’s stayed the same so seems like things are settling down.
Yeah, we don't notice any issues with ours due to the latency is so low and a packet re-send would be so quick.
Assuming that the new routers WAN to LAN Throughput is up to handling that speed.
I think your IP was changing so many times due to your router was dropping connection when it was rebooting all the time, my old Linksys router does the same when used on our connection, its the "Watch Dog" feature in the router thinking the router has crashed due to the CPU in it cannot keep up to ping itself, hence the reboot.
Also with FTTP there is nothing to settle down, it either works or it doesn't.
Maybe running the SH2 for a few days has fixed a few things.
I very much doubt it, what speeds did you see on the SH2 did you get your full speeds on speedtest.net and TBB tests?