Are you in the market for a decent wireless router? Bit Tech tests four routers from D-Link, Netgear, TrendNet and Zyxel to find out which one satisfies the hardware enthusiast's needs the best.
"For gamers, routers are a mixed blessing. Sure, they allow you to have multiple machines connected, doing different things - power-tasking. But with that comes inevitable problems - port issues with multiplayer games, network lag, not forgetting the fact that 802.11 wireless is notoriously unreliable and therefore not ideal for gaming.
So what should you be looking for when it comes to buying a new router? Well, here's the sad, but true fact - many 'reasonably priced' routers in the £50-60 range are notoriously unreliable. We've had hundreds of reports of cheaper Linksys, Belkin and Netgear gear conking out, and personal experience of much of this. To get reliability, you need to move slightly higher in price."