>As I understand Asus RT-AC86U router has a build in AES Hardware Acceleration which takes the load off the CPU and does the encryption on-the-fly which is enabled in the Merlin Firmware. This should improve internet speeds over VPN.
I currently have a 400/20Mbps connection and will soon be upgrading to 1Gbit connection. Currently, I use a stock router that my ISP gave me without a VPN. I am looking to put all my devices on a VPN by using the Asus RT-AC86U router.
So my question is: Can anyone give me some real-world numbers on how this router performs with OpenVPN and Merlin firmware? Would I be able to come close to my internet top speed?