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Hey everyone, I have Time Warner Cable internet, with speeds of 15 Mbps down, almost 2 Mbps up. I live in a ~1000 sq. ft. apartment with two other people, and there are on average 5+ devices connected to the router (the most I've seen is 10 devices). I don't need wireless printing or anything like that, just a solid connection.

I currently have a Netgear JNR3210 (http://support.netgear.com/product/jnr3210). It's adequate, but when I'm downloading torrents and have 100+ connections, the router comes to a crawl for everyone else. I'm not sure if this behavior is regular or not, but all the cheap routers I've owned have done this. I'm willing to bite the bullet and spend a little more (up to $100ish) if I can get a reliable connection.

I found this chart: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/view

Is higher router throughput something I'm looking for?

I'm asking because Newegg has this router on sale: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/117902/newegg---asus-rt-ac56u-dual-band-wireless-ac1200-gigabit-router

The Newegg reviews are mixed, but it's specs are through the roof it seems..
Edited by mingqi53 - 4/8/14 at 5:38pm
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Are you maxing out the bandwidth of your connection? If so, a different router will not help unless you throttle the bandwidth for your torrents, so that there is some left over for other people.
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Are you maxing out the bandwidth of your connection? If so, a different router will not help unless you throttle the bandwidth for your torrents, so that there is some left over for other people.

The torrents go a max of 1.5 Mbps down (I download torrents one at a time), so I'm not entirely saturating my connection I think.

When I'm not downloading torrents and I'm streaming Netflix on my TV instead, the internet speeds for everyone else slow down noticeably as well
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