So, my old (well not that old) Linksys E1000 crapped out abruptly and unceremoniously.
I'd like a recommendation for a new Wireless router. I'm generally familiar with the technology, or at least I was, but I don't follow new tech that often anymore.
Aside from the included software, I have no reason to buy another Cisco router (I could be convinced to). It would handle two computers, two consoles, a tablet and a smart phone, so not very high system requirements (one PC is wired to it). I'd like to have:
- Status lights. Some cheap models don't do this anymore, which pisses me off.
- An easily accessible research switch. I'm really tire of plugging/unplugging a router to reset it.
- Decent support software (and the ability to give it a long name, as weird as it may sound.
- Good broadcast capability to go through multiple walls. Kind of a must, though I live in a small apartment.
A lot of people dislike Cisco Linksys, and I can kind of see why, though I'm not a huge fan of Netgear personally. Which manufacturers are "higher quality" is largely unknown to me. I'd like to not spend more than $50-$60 if it can be helped.
EDIT: On a side note, on my E1000 I would sometimes get really bad interference from my wireless mouse (part of the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000), so that's worth considering too. I think that's along Wireless-N.