I have read the recommendation thread, and it seems R7800 and Linksys AC1900 are the best ones and Archer C7 is of the best value. But the first two seems to be overkill for me, and C7 seems to be too low-performant for me, because it is said not even to have enough CPU power to handle 1Gbps NAT (only 900Mbps).
What I need are:
- 866Mbps or 1.3Gbps 802.11ac (preferably 1.3Gbps) for one laptop. (Of course, I have other devices that are wirelessly connected, but they do not need fast speed.)
- 1Gbps Ethernet speed within the LAN. The WAN is only 100Mbps, so I am not interested in WAN to LAN speed. I only need the transfer speed between two PC's that are connected to the Ethernet ports to be 1Gbps.
That is all. I do not need special features for gaming, IP TV, etc or USB ports for HDD (that is, I do not use the USB ports). I do not even need wide or strong Wi-Fi coverage, because all devices will be with in 3 metre radius from the router. And as I said above, I have only one device that needs fast Wi-Fi speed. That is why I thought R7800 is an overkill for me.
Is there a router that is fully supported by LEDE, and faster than Archer C7 ($60) but not as good as R7800($190)? Somewhere in the middle? Or there are no such devices and I have no choice but R7800?