It would appear our household really hammers the router, in fact so badly it doesn’t seem to cope after a few days.
I’ve got an old Pentium 4 here, so after running up pfsense on it for a 2nd time, it seems to handle things so much better. Plan is to use this machine for the next 6 or so months, while I continue to eye off a lovely ALIX 2-3 unit to take over from it. It’s just a matter of time before I buy one, as pfsense certainly seems to handle things nicely. I guess future purchases will be smart switch again to make use of the VLAN tagging (which will go nicely with our Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point too).
Will post picture of the ALIX 2-3 and other details when I do actually purchase one, it’s just a matter of timing on my part.