Recommend a router for streaming in a house overloaded with devices
I am having a lot of lag / buffering when streaming videos, worse when more people are home using their devices. This is when watching IPTV on my Chromecast device.
In addition to TV's / streaming devices / laptops / phones / tablets, the house also has quite a few wifi lights and switches. Maybe 40 or 50 devices in total.
It is hard to narrow down what the culprit is: internet provider, streaming service provider, the Chromecast device itself, or my wifi system. But since I get download speed around 100 Mbps, and the buffering is mostly when other people are home using their devices, I figure the mesh router is the likely culprit.
Anyway googling "best streaming routers" just leads to confusion. I need something that can handle a lot of connections including several people streaming at once. A bonus would be a good interface/control system so I can throttle everyone else's wifi at home except my own.
I am happy to spend $400 or $500 if it will solve the buffering problem. Any advice would be appreciated.