This is my first post here so please help me make it better.
Looking for suggested routers. (And possibly VPN providers, though I use NordVPN in the US.)
I will be in UK for 6 weeks, want to try to set up a VPN connection usable by older TV. No fast devices on the network, router just needs to support typical content streaming to a single device. This is an experiment so will keep cost in time and money fairly low.
Speed: ISP connection is not fast, I'm not there yet but assume it is less than 50 Mbps, maybe only 10 or whatever was typical of non-techie homes in the UK in 2014.
Ease/difficulty: This is my first time setting up VPN on a router, and I'm on holiday, so I'd like an easier setup path. (Though familiar with a broad range of technical concepts I'm not too familiar w/router innards.) So I'm looking for a router w/proven ability for VPN set up.
Router characteristics: Given that network is slow, I don't need very high-test router. It would be nice to support 5GHz. No need for USB port.
Home characteristics: Signal has to penetrate at least one floor and it is likely cement; this is a typical UK mid-2000s row house - I can't be sure of this, but guess it's like some apartment buildings in the US.
Router cost? I hope to keep it under 75 USD or 60 GBP until I somehow prove that the concept works in this home.
New or secondhand router? Given that this is an experiment, I prefer to use a cheaper router, so am open to pre-owned as well as new.