- Aug 25, 2001
True. I guess I didn't even think about my Windows 10 computers all looking for updates, or my kid's Xboxes doing their thing as well.
When I hear someone say torrent, I think more along P2P sites, like movies and music.
Doesn't have to be. Just go to smallnetbuilder's router ranker, sort by overall ranking, or (since you were having performance issues) sort by routing performance, and go down the list until you hit your price limit.
It's not quite as nerd-gratifying as making a well-educated selection based on all available information and consideration of every possible use case, but the chances of you making a bad choice are essentially nonexistent.
Incidentally, the R7000 you had also has a fairly beefy dual core CPU, but only 256 MB of RAM. Are you doing a lot of torrents?
I'd be curious how any of the above would compare to a RasPi 3 (quad core, 1GB RAM) running pfsense though. You know, if you were feeling really, really geeky.
This is what I did and I don't think I will ever go back. EdgeRouter X + UAP-AC-LR made me a very happy camper.For what the typical all in one wireless router costs now, why not look into a ubiquiti edgerouter lite with a Unifi Lite AP or even the edgerouter 5 port poe with the same AP. The combined price is about the same and the performance will far exceed anything else.
Were you using QOS at all on the R7000?