I'm sure this response will get surely get responses from others that have had other results and the computer gurus will certainly weigh in. I can only comment on my own personal experiences.For many years I have used a Wifi connection for an Internet connection. Thru a couple of home PC's I had always used the most modern Lynksys router and Lynksys PCI adapter card (internal) in my computer.A couple of years ago I dropped my local cable ISP provider when fiber Internet service became available in my area, I subscribed to their slowest speed which is 50 Mb download and 20 Mb upload.For a while I used my existing Lynksys equipment which gave me very close to what the fiber ISP offered. But, I am one to always look into tweaking everything. So I bought a Netgear Nighthawk router (R7000) and a Netgear external (USB) adapter. I made no major changes to the rest of my system.Immediately, my upload speed (20 Mb) stayed about the same but the download speed went from 50 Mb to just over 100 Mb. I can't explain why but that's what happened. I research computer stuff extensively before I make changes and Lynksys/Cisco/ or whatever now seems to have more and more unhappy users.I'm sure there are plenty of folks that have had different experiences and maybe some with gripes about Netgear. Just saying....if download speed improvement is your aim look into the Netgear stuff.