My wife and I just bought a home and upon moving in and hooking up our router (Linksys WRT54G) I was having issues with range and dropped connections. Granted the router is quite old, so I figured now as good a time as any to get an upgrade. I'm not the type to buy a new router ever year or every other year so I want something that can last me for the next 3-5 years.
I was looking at the ASUS RT-AC68 AC1900 and the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 as options that are going to be reasonable for the foreseeable future. My primary needs are that the range is good, a solid speed is maintained up to 20ft away from the router and that the connection does not drop regularly.
Anyone here have any knowledge they can drop on me as far as a router purchase? Should I go with one of the ones I've linked above or would it make more sense to go cheaper with a wireless-N router still? Any help would be greatly appreciated!