By the way, to give you guys an idea of just how monumental of an improvement my router was, here is a ping test from prior to the install:
And here is how things are looking post-upgrade:
Also, I just realized the tests weren't to the same server. Either way, the results were reproducible for both setups, it should still be a nice reference.
(BBCode seems to be really messed up. Supposedly I'm not supposed to be able to post links at all since I'm new here, but it let me anyways. Regardless, it isn't properly closing the tags for whatever reason.)
(Looks like posting the images directly worked. Yay. I didn't think I'd be able to do that as a new user - happy to be wrong)