Not sure what's the best subforum for this on HTF, but probably can't go wrong here I guess...
So what do y'all use for wireless router these days? I need to upgrade from the nearly-10-yo D-Link.
Was looking at the Netgear R6200 and R6300 at first, but I probably don't need the AC capability for the forseeable future -- I have no plans to stream HD video at all though I might start streaming SD video for some TV shows perhaps off Amazon Prime.
Currently, leaning toward the Linksys EA4500 based on cnet comparison reviews, but some reviewer on Amazon seems to think the competing Netgear WNDR4500 is much better.
I don't really need print server capability, but would like the best NAS performance -- 2x USB would also be preferable, but not must-have.
Also, I need range/coverage for 3 stories though I guess I could place the router in the middle floor and limit the bottom floor to the area just below where the router will be located -- currently, the old D-Link has trouble reaching more than ~30ft in the floor above (and keeping steady connection) probably due in part to the growing amount of interference (from neighboring WiFi, gadgets, etc) over the years and maybe the number of wireless devices in our own house.
Anyone wanna weigh in on the current crop of options?
There was also some recommendation to use an older router to handle the older pre-N protocols for non-N devices to help improve performance for the N network on the new router (and also improve overall coverage). I might try that.