I have been using a Linksys wired router (BEFSR81) for over 15 years now, and it's the perfect router for me. It's simple to use and configure, and the 8 LAN ports are really useful. And I don't need wireless, since all of my devices use wired internet. And I have no issues with my internet, it's fast and stable.
My only concern is, this router model was released in year 2000 so it's now ~17 years old and the official Linksys website does not have any new firmware/driver available. Is it still safe to keep using this router even if it's so old? Would a newer model grant extra protection against potential threats (hackers, viruses, etc) or router does not really matter for that?
If upgrading my router is recommended, what is the best wired 8+ LAN port router that's most similar to my Linksys model? ( http://www.linksys.com/us/support-product?pid=01t80000003KOIsAAO )
Edited by hamluis, 18 May 2017 - 10:57 AM.
Moved from External Hardware to Gen Security - Hamluis.