JC has been going through a lot of routers lately, and they just don't perform as promised. Leo says that you get what you pay for and the cheaper routers don't get their firmware updated all that often, if at all. Also getting a dual band router that can run at either 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz is beneficial because the 2.4 Ghz is very crowded.
Leo's recommendation is the Asus brand. It uses DD-WRT, which is an open source firmware that is constantly being updated. The Asus AC3200 is the best out there. There's also the Asus AC5300. So it depends on how much JC wants to spend.