Posted 14 May 2006 - 07:37 AM
there is a few things to consider before you buy a router. i do not agree with them being all the same. i work with them all day long, and they are not even close to being the same. some port forward poorly, some do an excellent job, some have ddns redirectors built directly in them. some dont support vpn passthru, some have 32m buffers, while others have a 2m chip.
1.how many computers are gonna be on the network?
2.do you need any special aplication handling? ex:pc anywhere,vnc,web/mail server, gaming,etc...
3.what r u duin ion the net? a lot of DL'ing?
4.what is your range as far as usiong wireless>?
5.do u live in a more urban, or more rural area?
generally i suggest either a linksys (wrt54g) or dlink make a decent all round router too. with the emphasis on the former. they are all under $100.
if you are worried about price, get a decent router, (see above) and a less than best pci ws card.
theres my 2 cents worth