The new apartment I bought last year came with a free router, a trusty old Linksys WRT54GL.
Yesterday, while investigating my Tidal problems, I found the router still had the original (2006) firmware. After I upgraded to the latest firmware, Tidal is now working much better, if still slow / glitchy.
Wondering if a new router might offer further improvement? I'm on a shared network, where link speed is often all over the place (from 9 Mbps to 24 Mbps just in the last five minutes). Other option is to try a new ISP, but no guarantees of a better result (I'm in Thailand). While I doubt the router is the limiting factor, the firmware upgrade alone has transformed Tidal from unusable to usable.
NAC N272 connects to router via two D-Link powerline adapters, which seem to work as well as a direct Ethernet connection.
Thanks in advance for any advice.