Help me choose a router for gaming?

jojomexi

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Hello! We are currently having issues with our DIR-655 router, its pulling down speeds fine, upload is hanging and giving slow uploads, so I'm just deciding to go with something newer.

What would be a good router for gaming? pricing is technically not an issue but i dont want to pay extra $$ for nothing. I was also told about a wireless AC technology that allows you to use an adapter to obtain wifi that is as efficient as wired?

If so would this work or would it be overkill?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127432

Please let me know and thanks! :)
 

jojomexi

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my upload speed with the specific dlink hangs during speedtest.net runs for like 5-10 seconds, then ill get anywhere from .05Mbps - .8Mbps. It should be anywhere from 2-3Mbps. Connecting via modem directly is fine, and even connecting via ethernet cable to the router directly is fine, its just wifi that keeps being all jank. Its on channel 6 which shows its fine, clear of congestion. ive tried messing with turning off QoS, and ive set a manual upload as 40,000kbps as opposed to auto. ive even set a static IP, alas im not for sure what could be the issues, rather than with the router directly.

We have a Cisco router that was brand new, but that one doesnt even give us 10Mbps down half the time when we should be around 20-30 constantly, but it gives us the 2-3Mbps upload. so im figuring either theres a setting that needs switched somewhere, or just get a new router.