Fibre Router - which one? help

Furbz

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i'm looking for a new router as my DIR822 is really is not keeping up.
i need help as this really is not my field of expertise.

some info.
i do not game online. i have a switch and play games to blow off steam - think Zelda.
i stream 4k when possible.
i have many wireless devices connected to my network
  • 2x Laptops
  • 2x Phones (more when family visit - seldom)
  • 10x eWeLink devices (lights and switches automated.
  • 1x Solar Inverter (a fair distance away, but my current router get there no issues, the Archer C20 cannot get that range)
  • 3x google home speakers
  • 1x chromecast
  • 1x wireless irrigation system.
from a LAN perspective
  • TV (used for the 4k streaming
  • yamaha amp
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Alarm System

i was looking at this or maybe a ubiquiti AFi-HD(expensive) but honestly i think i need some proper advice.

any help would be great
 

S.Claus

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Hi @Furbz

I would highly recommend a Wifi6 router (Asus AX88U) so you’re future proof . The nice thing about Asus routers are they have a system called AiMesh so you can pair 2 systems to ensure coverage

 

Furbz

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Hi @Furbz

I would highly recommend a Wifi6 router (Asus AX88U) so you’re future proof . The nice thing about Asus routers are they have a system called AiMesh so you can pair 2 systems to ensure coverage

i had a look, it looks great but at R7699 its extremely expensive.
i've also never had a router where future tech options have actually worked out, the current future tech always is eclipsed by something else
 

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SauRoNZA

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How is it not keeping up?

Wireless wise? Because then it’s better to separate your routing and wireless network anyway and rather invest in something like a few Unifi Access Points and simply keep the old one as a router only and turn its WiFi Off.
 
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