Faster Home Network
My Home Network is getting slower, more congested. I have a lot of connected devices. The router reports 59 devices today. The rule of thumb for home networks is 45. I've notice the wireless devices (tablets and laptops) slowing down and webpages resolving much slower, sometimes timing out. It's a big family living in a 3 story home.
Infrastructure and Devices:
Telus Fibre, Shaw 150, Router Asus RT-68U (with Merlin firmware set to Load Balance), Netgear 724T gigabyte switch, 3 Netgear 8 port gigabyte switches at various locations. And 4 wireless AP's set to the same SSID, however different channels. (I am sorry neighbours).
When I set load balance 1:1, Speedtests can be above 170mbs, the netflix test can show 250mbs on WAN connection, however
smart smoke detectors
Eccobee thermostat with remote sensors
smart door looks,
smart things hub
Google home devices with Google music
Amazon Echo devices
washer and dryer
TV's, media players, Home theater, 2 Optik TV devices, NetFlix and part-time VPN.
computers. Tablets, smart phones, iphones, xbox, steambox.
2 Networked printers
Even the odd vehicle connected to the wireless when they're at home.
I disconnected all the cameras, front yard, back yard, door, and street.
My Wireless Access Points are older Netgear re-purposed routers with the DHCP server disable in 3rd Party firmware (Tomato and DD-WRT), all the Same SSID, Different wireless channels.
As indicated, My main router is an Asus RT-68U with the latest Merlin firmware set to Load Balance and DNS set to OpenDNS and Google servers (not the Internet Providers).
Would a Mikrotik hEX RB750Gr3...router alleviate the bottleneck? Perhaps, replace the AP's with Ubiquiti Unifi Ap-AC Lite or Ubiquiti Unifi Ap-AC Long Range Perhaps, a cheap WAN bonding device? Would any of the net techs or network hobbyists recommend these or would you go in another direction?
I don't need to be told to have less connected devices, it ain't happening. It's a connected world. Thank you for any help and suggestions.