I like Juniper’s vMX product, I like JunOS and vMX makes it much more affordable to run inside your network.
A few months ago I changed my home router from a Mikrotik RB2011 router to a Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 - Not a particularly cheap router, it’s still £ even now. I changed because I wanted 5Ghz wireless as the 2.4Ghz around here is massively congested, plus I wanted some faster speeds for copying photos to my NAS. I’ve got Gigabit wired to most rooms, but I just can’t be bothered to find a cable most of the time to hook up to - I don’t usually have one long enough at…
When you connect to an internet peering exchange, the IP addresses you’re given for your interfaces will most likely have been used by someone else prior to you, that has left the exchange.