This feels like Groundhog Day… again. My old wireless router has given up the ghost and I’m looking for a replacement. I feel like these things just tend to go bad every few years. Maybe they overheat? I dunno.
I hopped over to Amazon and to check out the WiFi routers on their bestsellers list:
- TP-LINK TL-WR841N
Amazon wants a very reasonable $18.32 for this, including free shipping. Can I go wrong?
- ASUS RT-N66U
I’ve owned several ASUS products, including a netbook. They have been well built. This model router is a little pricey at $126.99.
- NETGEAR RangeMax WNR1000
Another popular brand, NETGEAR routers have always have a good reputation and the price is right at $24.99.
I’ve owned both D-Link and Linksys routers and have been happy with those, too. Maybe I should even go with the old stand-by Linksys WRT54GL which can be easily flashed with the latest DD-WRT firmware. Not built for speed, certainly, but generally reliable? Probably.
As a side note, I installed a Securifi Almond for a relative a few months ago. Despite over 5,000 Amazon glowing reviews saying it’s the bee’s knees, I thought it was pretty mediocre. Oh, it’s pretty and all. It has its own screen on the front and has a nice GUI, but that’s where the niceness ended for us. Some of his devices wouldn’t even connect to it. What I thought was going to be an easy experience ended up being very disappointing. We sent it back.
So, there are but a few of my options. If you’ve replaced your wireless router in the last year or so, would you offer me any thoughts about the good/bad of your experience? Would love some recommendations!