If most of you guys are like me, you just scroll the "New Posts" so I hope all the tool junkies don't get too excited. I need a COMPUTER ROUTER recommendation, not a woodworking router recommendation.
I currently have a Cisco/LinkSys E2500 wireless router. It's been giving me some fits the last few weeks. I'm getting intermittent internet connectivity whether I'm wired or wireless. I'll lose the connection for anywhere from 15 seconds to two minutes. Then it will be fine for anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours. I think I've confirmed it's the router by plugging my laptop directly into my cable modem. I ran it that way for a few hours yesterday and had no problems. And, when I lost connectivity on one computer, I tried connecting on two other laptops that I brought into my office and they wouldn't connect either. Then, they'd all connect at the same time.
I also ran full virus scans on the two main laptops. All of the things it found were in the "minor" category and then "resolved". But I'm still having the issues.
I tried resetting the router (new password, reenter the static IPs, etc.) today and I'm still having problems. So, as much as I hate to spend money on computer equipment than on tractor stuff, I think I need to bite the bullet.
Looking for something a bit better than one of these little LinkSys routers that you pick up at BestBuy, but not something that's going to break the bank. If we can keep it under $300, I'd appreciate it.
I have Spectrum Internet, running at 100mbs. (Actually, through the current router I'm only getting about 85mbs - direct connect to the modem I'm getting about 120mbs) I'd like something that doesn't slow down the throughput. I'd also like wireless, although that's not a "must have" as I have a Ubiquiti wireless setup that plugs into the router. 4 or 5 ports would be nice too.