Which ADSL router to replace my rusty Speedtouch 510?

I am finally getting around to replacing my rusty old wired-only Speedtouch 510 as my line has migrated over to ADSL2+ and the poor ST510 just can't cope with the speed. Thus, I am looking for a router with the following features:

***ADSL 2+ compliant
***4-port wired LAN switch
***Ability to set speed limits on each device connected to the router (eg assign a max. of 2mbit to device on LAN1 and 3mbit on LAN2 - Some form of Quality of Service, I guess
***Wi-fi access - router will be used in wired mode but would be great to have the option to also access it via wi-fi at the same time, eg using an iPod touch
***Capable of configuring static ip addresses
***Good user interface (but I can cope with difficult ones like the ST510)
***port forwarding
***built-in firewall

How expensive would a router with the above features be? Hoping not more than £80? The wi-fi option is not an absolute necessity. What do you think?
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  1. I'm not an expert, but here's the one I use. I believe it has all the features you are looking for.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825115026&cm_re=zoom_adsl-_-25-115-026-_-Product
  2. Nice pick Elel, that Zoom seems to get some pretty good reviews. I'm wondering how it compares to the Linksys WRT54 and the Netgear DG834(G)? Thanks

    Oops: just realised the Linksys WRT54 is just a plain router and not an ADSL modem also. Damn
  3. The netgear looks pretty good, except that it's old. Do you know for sure that it supports ADSL 2+?
  4. I know, the age is definitely one drawback! Shame it hasn't been superseded by a better version after all these years.

    According to google, though, it does support ADSL2+:

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=netgear+dg834+adsl2

    and more importantly Netgear's own site:

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/WiredRouters/DG834.aspx

    Not sure what to go with. It seems the QoS might not be tweakable. I might have to go with a higher end router modem.
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