I just recently started using a VPN service and while I have the ability to have 5 simultaneous connections I would much prefer anything at home to be under the umbrella of the router so all devices are using one connection. Is there a way to configure the Telus modem to do this or add another router that would do this? I am on Optik TV with Pure Fibre Internet 50.
A really good deal was the Asus RT-AC2900(AC86U) just a few days ago at Staples for $150. Since you are familiar with DD-WRT, you probably also know about Merlin firmware for Asus routers. Then you have a lot of control and that router is 1.8GHz dual core. You will be good for a long time. Not sure if that sale is still on at staples. Other than that you can go with the trusty Netgear R7000(load DD-WRT) or Asus AC68U(choice of DD-WRT or Merlin) and many others.