There are 3 areas I’d like to cover as upgrades that either improve performance or just ones that I’ve done myself that I’d like to share. There are a lot of question marks about which CPUs or Wireless adapters are compatible. I will tell you what I know for fact will work and what the results of those upgrades were.
After recently moving to a new house, I decided to take some time to carefully plan out my home network. One of the sore points of living in a city is that you have neighbors; lots of neighbors with WiFi APs polluting the 2.4 GHz band. I wanted to avoid this at all costs and decided to enable the 5 GHz radio on my Netgear WNDR3700 v4 running DD-WRT build 22118 (highly capable hardware and firmware combination for a home AP).