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This should help:

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-wi-fi-routers-in-2019/

 

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/292110/the-best-wireless-routers

 

https://www.techradar.com/news/networking/routers-storage/best-router-9-top-wireless-routers-on-test-1090523

 

Just a note that the Asus  RT-AC86U might be the absolute best value out there, in terms of price/performance ratio. A friend is amazed at what it does, at half the price of his last router. Read the full review on techradar. 

 

JC

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Of the mainstream brands, I would pick something that uses Opensource firmware (DD-WRT, Tomato, Voxel).  I have two Netgears, R7000 and R7800, that started great but as firmware updates occurred, became more and more unstable.  I put Voxel on my R7800 and no issues after several months.

 

A few people in my neighborhood have installed Ubiquiti Edgerouters and are very satisfied.  MikroTik is another option as is installing pFSense on an old laptop/pc.


QNAP TS453Pro w/QLMS->Netgear Switch->Netgear R7800 Router->Ethernet (50 ft)->Netgear switch->SBT->Topping NX4 DSD->Linn Majik-IL (preamp)->Linn 2250->Linn Keilidh; Control Points: Squeeze Commander (DroidX) & iPeng (iPad Air); Also: Rega P3-24 w/ DV 10x5; OPPO 103; PC Playback: Foobar2000 & JRiver; Portable: Sony NWZ_ZX1 & ZX2 w/ PHA-3; SMSL IQ, Fiio Q5, iFi Nano iDSD BL; Garage: Edifier S1000DB Active Speakers  Wish List: New DAC,  SBT replacement; Dream system: Linn EXACT or ATC Active or Big Tubes (KR or Nagra or Shindo or ...)

 

My goal is to use appliances and take home PC out of the chain...

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