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    Xfinity Gigabit (1000 dn/40 up) via Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
    RT-AC5300, RMerlin v384.11

    -Purchased April 1, 2019. No prior experience with ASUS routers or RMerlin FW.
    -32GB USB 3.0 drive in USB 2.0 mode with a 2GB swap file on an Ext4, labeled partition, and with journaling enabled.
    -amtm, Diversion + Entware + pixelserv-tls, Skynet, ntpMerlin, connmon, scMerlin, uiDivStats, and FreshJR Adaptive QoS.
    FreshJR QoS Settings:
    -Setup recommendations from FreshJR: Adaptive QoS, fq-codel, manual bandwidth @ 880 downstream, 38 upstream based on LOTS of trial & error
    Ongoing questions/issues:
    -Seemingly slow ramp to maximum DL speed on both wired/wireless
    -Optimal Wireless Professional Settings? All devices on 5GHz are wireless-ac, including 3 MIMO capable devices.
    -To use or not to use: OpenVPN? DoT? I do not currently use a personal VPN or any additional security/privacy measures beyond Skynet/Firewall/Client-side AV. I have concerns about impact to bandwidth/latency, particular for gaming.
    -Alexa/IFTT/Access router outside of LAN
    -DDNS (via ASUS.com) doesn't seem to be working
    -5GHz-2 much slower than 5GHz-1 (tested multiple control channels)
    -What other tweaks/settings/features am I missing?