You can pick your use case. For me upstream is important. But if you are just surfing it may not be as big of a deal. The netgear nighthawk line has been near the top of most charts for awhile. The prob is netgear likes to discontinue their lines quickly. One of the reasons I went with an ASUS. Which is not as good but seems to have better support. Plus the rmerlin firmware is decent. I have been hitting 40MB (not bit) upstream and 45MB down fairly consistently. Which is pretty good for wireless.