I'm based in London (if it matters).
I've been a long-time BT Broadband user, and have scaled up to their highest home/office package, but it's still too slow especially in the evenings. So I have now installed a Virgin Broadband link into my home office as well. SpeedTest.net gives me 6Mbps BT / 20Mbps Virgin, with 1Mbps/1.5Mbps uplink. Big improvement.
Now here's the issue: I don't want two distinct broadband networks in my home. I want to combine them both, so that the various computers (mainly macs but also a couple of PCs and a few other devices) don't have to choose. What's the best router to do this, on a budget? I have heard of Hotbrick and Peplink?
Another small complication: my BT Broadband has a fixed IP address so that I can serve some small web pages out of an old mac. I'm assuming that won't be a problem as inbound requests to that IP address will not be affected as will only come down the BT Broadband link? If I were to get a fixed IP address on the Virgin side (if possible), how would I load balance on incoming requests too?
Thanks in advance for advice.