August 13, 2005

Cable/DSL router

I did my research and while Linksys (ala BEFSR41) is by far the most popular, I recommend the SMC Barricade router as the choice for a cable/dsl router. In particular, the 8-port SMC7008ABR. Its strongest point is reliability. According to one reviewer,

It has been 99.998% reliable in that time. (I reset the unit only four times in 3 years.)
Another nice feature is an integrated print server. You no longer have to keep the "print computer" on in order to print. That has always been an annoyance. Why not Linksys? Linksys apparently has issues with failures after 1-2 years. I like upgrading hardware, but I'd like it to be my choice, thank you very much.

Posted by torque at August 13, 2005 10:51 PM | TrackBack