TLDR;d mid post, after moving plenty of expenses, had to replace a fried router (apparently storms are a common things being in a valley area in NC,) and being strapped for cash after an Expensive move, i just got the same model router that died. (lighting strike cause over-used surge protector that should of been replaced many uses ago.)
just looked to see if the R6260 HAS any open Firmware to replace the Stock Firmware but i only see a few that spurt to before a stable release, one mentioning the snapshot had bad 5Ghz throughput, and one user bricked. not much else in a scattering timespan between posts/timestamps of info. In the current release/snapshots, is it worth using over stock?
For an overview of the Home Network Layout:
Most of the devices in this home operate over the 5Ghz network 3 PC's over Ethernet (+ a PS2 if you count it w/ a Wifi Extender as such[it has a Wi-Fi to Ethernet Bridge Mode, and i dont want to run a second long AF Cable into my room!]), only Smart Home appliances (light bulbs) and a few old game consoles (Wii/WiiU/a PSP) are operating on the 2.4Ghz Network, and the big 5Ghz Wireless "Bandwidth" Hog would haveto be my Oculus Quest 2 (my PC's kinda a Potato so i get around that for VR via Virtual Desktop for Wireless VR.)
So if builds for the Netgear R6260 still have 5Ghz throughput issues, then i will deffo haveto wait (or look for a router better suited atleast) but for now, Has any of those issues w/ the Older builds been addressed?