I'm using a Watchguard T 30-W UTM firewall for my router, and a Ubiquiti UAP-AC Pro for my access point.
I'm not going to recommend the Watchguard, not because it's not good, but because if you aren't a Watchguard certified tech, you'll pay business prices, making it cost-prohibitive. So like others, I'm going to say a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter (X or Lite, depending on price range) should do the job nicely. They're maybe a little less intuitive than say, an ASUS box, but they perform well, and if you like to know your networking, that's not a bad thing.
I honestly don't think setting up a Ubiquiti access point is that difficult, but you do need a system to run the controller software, and you should pick a system you plan to have up for awhile. This may mean running it out of a virtual machine, but it could also mean a basic PC you have that does other tasks, that doesn't get fooled with much. Migrating the controller software once you've set it up and used it to set up the access point is not that trivial, so as said, pick something you're going to stick with. It can run Windows, Ubuntu, or Debian.
I recommend going one step above the UAP-AC Lite and going with the UAP-AC LR. You get an extra spatial stream on the 802.11n side, which is nice if you have any 3x3 cards such as the Intel Ultimate-N 5300/6300 cards, raising potential throughput from 300Mbps to 450Mbps. You also get a bit more signal strength, designed to attempt to bridge the gap even in the case of weaker wireless adapters. The UAP-AC Pro adds to this by going 3x3 for 802.11ac as well, but less AC adapters are out there that use three spatial streams than N adapters, making it less useful for most. However, the Pro can use standard PoE switches (the Lite and the LR require their own PoE injector, which is included). I wanted standard PoE, but for the average home user, not a big deal.
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