I have internet speeds that can get up to 500Mbps and soon 1Gbps will be available in my area. I'm currently getting wifi from a TP-Link wdr4300 (ath9k driver), but it isn't powerful enough to get me much over 90Mbps on wifi. I am wondering if I got a more powerful wifi router, whether I could do significantly better than the 90Mbps.
The criteria I'm looking for:
- dual-core with plenty ram (so as to handle the speeds)
- as open a driver as possible that has received bufferbloat work. I can't find any ath9k routers that are powerful enough, so based on my reading my best guess is ath10k is my best choice?
- good build quality (I'm willing to spend some money for quality and reliable performance). I like the Linksys WRT models but find their wifi performance to be unreliable and slow, and they don't use the ath10k driver so I'm hoping that ath10k router will perform better.
Running these filters (CPU cores: 2; WLAN 5.0GHz: a/n/ac; WLAN Hardware: Atheros) on the LEDE website gave me a list of hopefuls, but the reported target on most of them is "ipq806x". What is this? Is this an indication of ath10k? The Netgear R7800 has this target and in the comments it says "ath10k".
Any recommendations? Would the Linksys EA8500 or the Netgear R7800 give me what I'm looking for?