Please forgive me if there is a discussion elsewhere. I'm just about to move into a new house and am in the process of selecting an ISP. The generally accepted principle seems to be that ISP-provided modems are usually not the best. I'm looking for one that would serve me for any ISP and will also handle all of the static routing and IP blocking that one needs in this modern age to stay connected to the streaming services of choice.
Looking around, the ASUS DSL-AC52U looks to be a good compromise in terms of price and functionality. Would it do the job, please? Are there other alternatives? The only brand I've been advised to steer clear of is Netgear as their stuff tends to misbehave with my work VPN.
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