Hi I've been testing a couple of routers - mid end ones (higher end of the mid end), they have things like smart connect, advanced QOS, media prioritization, for example.
I find that if I activate them, a couple of things happen. I get consistently lower speeds with speedtest. It breaks half my i-devices!
However, I recall that on my budget routers (HG659/b), if I didn't enable QOS/WWM or something, my laptop won't connect at AC speeds ...
SO. I'm confused! Just running the expensive routers with everything turned off :) Is that the right thing to do?
[Devices - without guests present max 3-4 devices connected, half streaming, half surfing/downloading/uploading backups, updates, and what nots. Max number of guests usually don't exceed 10 but they all surf and stream at the same time.]
Oh that reminds me I have another rant about devices - my iphone's wifi transfers data at nrealy twice the speed of any laptop in my house. Everything is backwards in life!