I currently have a TP-Link W8960N Modem Router
I've disabled wireless as I have dedicated APs. It does the job ok but struggles when people are streaming video, downloading files and browsing the web. I think it overheats. It needs rebooting at least once a fortnight.
Sometimes the whole network has an issue and I have to do a complete shutdown of all machines and switches and then restart the router first, then one switch then one machine etc.
I run about 20 devices on a mixed DHCP and Static IP network. They range from desktops, to a NAS server, to RPis to iPhones to iPads to AppleTVs and four TP-Link wireless access points. There are five switches in the mix chained throughout the house. Wiring is CAT5e.
I am thinking either of these will probably be more up to the job?
My logic is that the W8960N is being stretched too far under load (and some forum posts back this up). But I don't want to get something that is too overpowered as I want it really just for the modem capabilities
What do you think?