Hi all, It's been a while since I've been digging around on computers - and it's been much longer since I last looked at networking. I'm in need of some advice on WiFi networking, and figured if anyone could help, Bit-Tech probably could. Here's the situation: I'm living in a 3-storey flat with 5 other people. It's not wired for Ethernet at all, and there isn't much prospect of that happening anytime soon - so everything has to be wireless. With 5 users (including a smart TV with Netflix, two games consoles, my desktop (enabled via Asus' PCE-AC68), 5 or more smartphones, and 5 or more laptops) there's considerable load on the network and connection. Only two devices (the TV and one of the consoles) can be connected to the router with wires. We have the fastest domestic internet connection available in our area: Virgin Media's 'VIVID' fibre @ <152Mbps, which is allegedly unlimited. We're currently using Virgin Media's supplied Super Hub 2, a.k.a. NetGear VMDG485. All devices are just using the network to connect to the Internet. Aside from very occasional use of Steam In-Home Streaming, there's no inter-device data transfer - no NAS, no Time Machine, nothing. There might be a NAS in the future, but there isn't at the moment. Now, I know that trying to stream Netflix on two or more devices and play FIFA online at the same time as browsing etc. is going to tax any domestic connection. What I want to know is whether it's worth upgrading to a more powerful router to better handle the demands being placed on the connection. At present the internet is occasionally stuttering, the consoles are struggling, and resolution on Netflix is dropping - and the range of the router isn't sufficient to reach the furthest extremities of the flat, even in 2.4Ghz. What I'm looking for is the fastest way to connect a lot of 2.4/5Ghz devices to a domestic connection. I'm planning to keep the Virgin router and run it in modem mode, and offload all the WiFi and networking to a router. From what little I can understand of the various standards, I'm looking for an 802.11ac router. The big question seems to be whether I should go with a dual- or tri-band router. At present the three I'm considering are: Asus' RT-AC3200, listed on Asus' site here. Asus' RT-AC87U, listed on Asus' site here. Asus' RT-AC88U, listed on Asus' site here. I don't have any particular preference for Asus - those are just three that are reasonably well-reviewed (RT-AC3200, RT-AC87U, RT-AC88U) and seem roughly representative of the market for dual- and tri-band routers. Can anyone help me decipher all the marketing? Does anyone know how many devices I have to have connected before I'll see a meaningful difference between dual- and tri-band routers? Does anyone have any recommendations for a good router to handle a large number of devices all competing for a reasonably fast connection?