Problems with a Cisco EA3500

NOTE: This is an opinion question.

I recently got a Cisco EA3500 for my home use.  It frequently drops out and reboots when put under much of any strain.
If I have two young ones streaming or gaming at the same time, then any other load on it chokes it out.

I have read that the ASUS RT-AC66U would probably be a good alternative.

The internet connection is  a cable modem.  Good speed.
Two teenagers on laptops gaming / streaming at any given time.  There is an XBox 360 and an Xbox One the kids rooms that are active on the net as well.
Adult female Facebooking and streaming often.
I also have been known to do these things too.
As many as 4 to 6 cell phones connected to the Wi-Fi at any given time.

I have an Windows XP machine with RAID array that I use as a file server.  I wanted to replace that with a HD attached to the router.  And in that the Cisco EA3500 is also proving to be really pathetic.  I miss my old WRT54GS.

So here is the question:
In you opinion, given the load described above, what is good router to purchase that can handle the load?

 - Dave
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AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Monitor the bandwidth consumption and compare to the throughput of the router.  That will give you an idea what load it's able to hold.

Your Internet speed may also be a factor. The router may absorb all the traffic but unable to send them out fast enough.

Most home routers should suffice, but you can compare throughputs.

Here is a list of gaming routers to choose from,2817,2398080,00.asp

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AviationAceSole-ProprietorAuthor Commented:
How can I check the throughput through the router?  Does it have a function for doing so?
AviationAceSole-ProprietorAuthor Commented:
I would have liked more input from more experts with their own experiences.
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