Currently running TP-Link Archer C7 v4 with OpenWRT. I currently have OpenVPN installed in the router and connected. When using OpenVPN, connection drops from 100 Mb/s to 10 Mb/s.
One of causes seem the CPU, because OpenVPN is very hardware intensive. I also have many (around 30) devices connected (smart devices, computer, laptops, tablets, etc.). So, I might currently be asking too much of the router.
Range is * not * an issue for me. It's an open space and kind of small (400 sqft).
I'm really looking for a router that the CPU will be fast and capable for many years to come.
What would be the top 5 options from known brands (like Netgear, TP-Link) with excellent CPU to handle all that?
I'm in the US (for market purposes).
Thanks for any suggestion!