I recently upgraded internet in my small apartment (approx 750 square feet) to 1 gigabit down / 1 gigabit up service with Verizon FIOS.
I currently have an ASUS RT-AC66R router with about 10 clients, a mix of hardwired and wireless. I am looking to achieve gigabit-level speeds for both types of clients.
Plugging a desktop directly into the fiberoptic modem via CAT-6e, I achieve just about gigabit speeds -- approx 900Mbps. So I know I am being delivered expected service from my ISP.
However, once connected to the router, I am getting about 600-700 Mbps on a wired connection, and about 200-400Mbps on the wireless 5Ghz network.
What should I look for in terms of hardware to achieve the desired speed? What are features actually worth investing in vs. just marketing FUD from router companies? Is it worth exploring hardware in the consumer space or will I be relegated entirely to enterprise/corporate stuff? I'm also willing to go the DIY route with custom firmware, small PC build running pfsense, etc.
I've been reading posts on SNB forums etc and know that given my small space, 1gigabit+ is certainly achievable. I just need some guidance on what to look for.