Yes I am aware that PN are part of the BT Group (and have been for many years), for some that was the start of the demise of PN. My parents use them and have had no issues. I probaby won't use them but they remain a possibility.
Yes I want to fiddle around with the Router settings, and maybe even take advantage of extra features if the Router has them.
i would not touch plusnet before, when Metronet was sold to plusnet, I jumped ship, to AOL, maybe jumping out of the pan into fire, but I thought I would give them a try.
It did not work out as the fastest they could give me was 512Kb/s, I had 2.5Mb/s with Metronet. I heard of plusnetawful traffic shaping at the time.
I can not remember who I went with after AOL, but after that I went with a wireless network. It was only when things started playing up with them and by that time FTTC had arrived here that I decided to go back to fixed line broadband. After a bit of a search, I decided to give plusnet a try, even if it was part of BT by then, I have not been a fan of BT for years. Over 5 years later, and I am still with them, so they must be doing something good.
I am not really into mucking around with routers these days, just plug them, and they work, the only thing I do is get rid of the 5GhZ Wi-fi, but I do use ehternet as much as I can, everything that can be connected to Ethernet is, including my printer.
oh, i have set up the guest Wi-fi and set up IP address limits for my devices.
Desktop machine Ryzen powered with windows 10 , reluctantly.