I'm wanting to purchase a router as my current one (a Fritzbox 7390) is giving me rubbish speeds on my new Bigpipe UFB connection and I've not been able to sort this out. I've also looked at using a Huawei HG659, but while I got the UFB working I wasn't able to confirm whether my inability to get the VOIP working was due to the unit having its VOIP settings hard-coded for Vodafone (I've changed to the Spark firmware - not sure if this would resolve this problem?) or just my general incompetence.
Given I currently use the 7390 for VOIP, I either need to ensure the new modem supports VOIP or, presumably, buy an external ATA as well as a router. The most-commonly recommended ATA (SPA112) appears to be about $85, and I'd rather avoid yet another product to be plugged in and managed, so would prefer a single box solution.
I'm needing one with gigabit Ethernet, and thought it would make sense to get AC as well: Pricespy shows two affordable models featuring both - the Edimax BR-6478AC (from $130) and the D-Link DIR-880L (from $198); there's a bit more choice if I settle for N rather than AC. (EDIT: looking more closely at these two products, neither actually feature actual VOIP management - the absence of telephone jacks on the back would indicate this! Possibly poor coding by Pricespy?)
Can anyone advise on the quality/suitability (or otherwise) of either of these products, or recommend a different but affordable router (or router/ATA combo) suitable for using with VOIP?