I am looking for a new router (switch?) I now use a zyxel P8702N that i got from my fiber isp. This is a awful router that maximise the cpu and ram just using my 250mb connection to the max. I even don't use the wifi transmitter. That i have a asus rt-ac66u in ac mode for. Most of my network is cabled (pc, media server, tv, chromecast/v3, printer etc). Wifi i only use for phones, seldom used laptop and a tablet. The asus i tried to use, but when i hit over 120mbps in download and use the lan at the same time, the cpu maxes out to 100% and everything grinds to a halt. It is just too old for high speed use, but still very usable as a hub/wifi access point. (i have the latest merlin wrt firmware on it) So i have been looking for a quad core router to be sure i never run into the cpu bottleneck when the fiber get upgraded in the future. But they are so darn expensive and none is available here. So maybe just a modern dual core that can use custom firmware is ok? I have looked at the Linksys WRT3200ACM (dual core 1.8ghz) Anyone have this and can recommend it? Very good priced right now https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-WRT3200ACM/ The higher end asus routers are much higher priced. Or anyone recommend a switch instead? The wifi i can do with the ac66u just fine. (must have dhcp server) Any suggestions are appreciated (must be able to use custom rom's like dd-wrt,tomato or merlin or similar) I also use vpn on my server only. If any routers can use open vpn (vpn unlimited, but they use open vpn standard) on one ip/port only, i will be willing to pay more. Use software based vpn now.