I mentioned I was going to start this thread over the weekend. I have an older family router shooting craps. It was never designed with any expectation that it would join and support a >100-150 meg connection that is used 24/7. Those numbers would have been "mystical" 5 years ago where I live. So now I face a decision and can go two ways, which is where your input could be of assistance. I effectively need two different types of networks. The first and the one that if done incorrectly will cause me grief with my family, will be running exclusively wireless. Their devices have full support and work well with the wireless signal reflected in the thread title. My current router was mfg before such a signal existed. However; I have connected these devices to other family members' networks and in fact the speed is full >100 meg without any glitches even after a few hours of use. Clearly since I am replacing the router it would be crazy not to utilize the latest signal capabilities. My family has experienced it so now of course they want it. Can't blame them really. I can acquire a high end ASUS and can run either merlin or ddwrt with enough horsepower to handle all our devices with ease, assuming I don't want to run a VPN on the router. If I go this route my family is handled but I am not. Basically 300 bucks for what I like. Network 2 would be for me. Its all Ethernet Cat6 involving 2 vpns, then tor, then on to workspace. If I go the ASUS route above I would connect Ethernet to one router LAN port and then use a separate device for vpn1 and proceed down the line from there. I suspect this configuration is the route I will go because I need device 1 to be able to handle the encryption load of >100 meg. The homeowner ASUS is nice but won't do that for me. I have checked and they "burn down" at around 60 meg for 24/7 on a good tunnel. Of course they'll run 100 meg on an open internet, but as you know that is not an encrypted tunnel being mathematically processed. My other option is to go full PfSense hardware. I still need a high end AP to use that will handle the newer signal for my wireless internet. Are any of you guys running PfSense and also trying to keep a >100-150 MU-MIMO wireless running along side it? The hardware I see that handles PfSense at >100 meg is $700+ and that doesn't include the AP. I am lucky enough to live in a "high power" internet zone. If I lived in a place with <50 meg this discussion would be moot by comparison.