I have Rogers Ignite 500. The surf SOHO is rated at 120mbps max speed. I knew that going in but honestly nobody needs 500mbps or even gigabit at home unless you’re in the habit of downloading large files or house 100 people.
HD Netflix stream requires about 4mbps. So you got lots of room.
I’ve been using my Surf soho for a couple of months. Standing next to my surf soho on my iPhone 8 Plus I get about 75-80mbps on the 5ghz band. I’m also running on firmware 8.0.1. Note that speeds are slower in the 2.4 vs 5 band.
I have a pretty standard configuration (pretty much as listed on routersecurity.org). My IoT devices run in their own vlan and ssid. I also have different vlan and ssid for guests.
I don’t have QoS enabled but do have intrusion protection enabled. I’ve read elsewhere that QoS can severely impact performance but I haven’t tested it myself so can’t say whether this is the case with the surf soho.
I have a family of 5 pretty active users. We can have YouTube and Netflix HD streams going simultaneously and social media and web browsing and no noticeable lag or buffering. For December alone we used about 500gb on download and 55gb on upload.
I would scan your environment to see how many other wifi networks are present and whether you have channel saturation. Or perhaps a source of noise is interfering. Router placement is important as well.
For me, the 2.4 band is very crowded so I leave it for my IoT devices in their own vlan and ssid.
My main lan and ssid I enable only the 5ghz band and no one has complained so far. Teenager and wife satisfaction are a good metric to rely on.
I’ve had some concern as well when I first bought it but since having split my 5ghz and 2.4ghz bands performance has gotten much better.
Pretty satisfied with the Surf Soho. I’m tempted to talk my parents and in-laws into getting one and getting them off the ISP provided garbage.
I could then remotely manage and monitor and secure their home networks.