I mentioned in my last question that my wireless router had a bad habit of crashing. After consulting with the Super User chatroom, as well as my sysadmin, I've decided I need a new router. However, I'm unsure how to evaluate all these tech specs that get touted about.
The two things that seem to be the most important to me are:
- keeping my router future-proof (as standards evolve and change), and
- ensuring its stability.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure what, exactly, I should be looking for in the tech specs or the item description that can give me a good idea of how stable or future-proof my router will be.
What should I look for? Can I determine stability without having to try the device out myself?
Please note: I'm not a battle-hardened power user by any means, so I'll likely be reliant on the given firmware for my router. My last router lasted me like four years, so I mostly just want something that'll cover a 500 sqft apartment in New York with minimal crashing, so that I can watch Hulu in peace. And make Skype calls.