I have had the Asus ac3100 since it was released and it has been problematic lately, also with no firmware updates for over half a year I think it's time to upgrade. It drops signal often and its range has decreased significantly. Looking for a good quality ax router that is comparable to the ac3100 or better (Yes, I can utilize ax). After scouring the internet everybody hates every brand but majority of people say stay away from Netgear, D-Link, and Linksys with some bad talk on Asus (my preferred brand). TP-Link gets applauded but I do not know much about them. I'm mainly a hardware/builder with decent experience in networking. Anybody have any suggestions?