Well I'll certainly be looking for a new model... as surely a modern day router has to be technically better than one from 6 years ago or so... or are they?
Originally there was a lot of effort went into the designs to make sure they worked and worked consistently and they were tested and tested. The design engineers were going into a new field and would have spent a long time trying to find the best design and configuration. And cost was not really an issue.
Now, you will find that they are classed as consumables, with corners cut in design and production, components are not to the same high spec/tolerance and overall they are cheap.
I have pulled apart devices from 10 years back and those from last year and the difference in quality is easily visible.
I have seen 5 year old modem/routers that will connect and hold a good sync and speed whilst a range of new designs cannot even sync on the line. So which is technically better?
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