Looking to upgrade my old Netgear WNDR3700v2.
My current setup is Virgin Media Superhub as a modem (due to poor wifi distance).
Netgear WNDR3700v2 wifi operating on both 2.4 and 5ghz, all 4 wired ports in use, one to a netgear switch.
Usually, three people using the internet at the same time, HD Tv/Netflix streaming, laptops, PC, mobile phones, IP phone (Vonage), tivo, NAS, printers, Alexa and smart home plugs 4+.
Would you say that is a busy network? Plenty of ethernet cables that's for sure.
The speed I get from cable service provider is 200mbps, be nice if the upgrade of the router would give us the best use of the speed. (All ethernet cables are cat 6 on my network)
I tried upgrading once before some time ago with something similar to the Netgear R6100 big black box. But the wifi operating distance was poorer.
I wonder whether they have finally realised that even though external antennas are ugly they are better than internal antennas?
My current Router the WNDR3700 works in most rooms throughout a semi detached house and about 75 feet into the garden and doesn't have external antennas.
Any recommendations would be great.