New to this forum but frequent many others. I'm looking for some advice on bettering my home network. So first I'll try to give you as much background as I can about my current setup.
Our ISP is Time Warner Cable (roadrunner) and we pay for the 15mbps package. (would like to upgrade to 20 or 30mbps)
I'm currently using a Router/Modem combo - Arris surfboard SBG6400 with DOCSIS 3.0
We have quite a few devices in our house. 2 Desktop PC's, 3 laptops, 3 cell phones, 4 tablets, a roku, a smart TV, and a PS4 all connected to the network.
One of the Desktops is currently hardwired, everything else is wireless. I have the ability to hardwire the other desktop with a little bit of work.
We don't run all devices at once obviously but there could be any combination of them on at any time. I know my current setup isn't cutting the mustard and I think the modem/router is mostly what's choking it out. Sometimes I can get the full 15mbps on a speed test, and other times it's as low as 1mbps. I'm also in a neighberhood of 1/4 acre lots so I can pickup 2 or 3 other wifi signals from my house.
I'm looking for some suggestions without breaking the bank that would make it worth my while to upgrade my internet service, as it stands I don't think a faster service will help us.
Thoughts and suggestions?