Using laptop for streaming DirectvNow issue

My laptop is a few yrs old, but was overkill at the time so it still runs everything great EXCEPT DirectvNow. I have it hardwired into my wireless gateway. My speeds run about 105Mbps down. Seems like every minute or so it is like I hit a pause button. Audio and video freezes for 2-3 seconds and then starts playing as normal until it happens again. Chrome is up to date, cache cleared numerous times, even did a chat and they had me reset everything in Chrome. Had 3 escalations, still occurs....

Using laptop for streaming DirectvNow issue

Comparing two routers?

I have a chance to get a high end linksys and I have a high end Netgear. If you were me would you upgrade. Yes high end is subjective. But would it be a step forward? Most internet comparisons are sponsored and I don't trust them. Two routers are:
NETGEAR - Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (old)

Linksys - WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine (Maybe new one)