Well my dad has consulted me about getting a new router, and to be honest, I don't know much about it. Its also kind of annoying to dig through, considering that routers never have normal names. So Im left with making a list of model numbers.
Instead of doing that, I come to you PA... Humble and eager to listen!
So here is the requirements.
I have been doing some research on a new router and the more I look the more I am confused. Wonder if you could do some research to in to a new router.
What I would like the router to do:
Provide fast N performance (my laptop has an N capable wireless adapter - looking for 300Mbps)
good G performance
Gives great range so the entire house has fairly good connections (like our bed room and Matt's room)
What would be nice:
USB connection for a disk drive. Now some routers require a powered external drive and some can provide the power the external drive via the USB. Prefer the ones that provides the power but if the price and other features are great then I would take one that requires external power for the drives.
Lower Price. The priciest one I have seen is the Cisco/Linksys E4300 at $179.99. I don't REALLY want to go this high but will if it fits the bill.
Other thoughts, if we can get a great router for a lot cheaper price then maybe the USB would not be worth it and since we would need to get a larger external drive anyhow we may be able to find a lower priced one that does the NAS connection directly from the drive enclosure.
So there you go, any personal experience with a router like this? Thank you.