Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:24 PM

What's a good router?

I haven't bought a new router since 2007 or so. I wonder if routers have gotten better? And if they have, why not spend $100 or so to get a new one? I could always use a little more speed copying stuff around the LAN.

So I did a little looking, and judging from the reviews on Amazon, most of the popular routers came out four or five years ago. And they cost about $30. Is that right?

I have modest needs. Just need to hook up a few computers over wifi. They're all Macs, iOS or Android devices. No need for USB or multiple networks, etc.

What's a good router to get?

Update: October 4

I got the router recommended by Wirecutter.

For now I just plugged it into the old Airport Extreme, which has worked without problem since 2007 or so. The new router is providing access for my desktop iMac, my new MacBook Pro, and my various iOS and Android devices. All are working fine.

Last built: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 5:36 PM

By Dave Winer, Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:24 PM. Reallll soooon now...