My trusty Instant Internet box was assassinated by lightening this morning. My back finally felt good enough tonight for me to look at the “state of my network”.
It isn’t pretty – only computers on the Wireless LAN can connect – the Instant Internet box is still kind of alive, but not delivering DCHP anymore, and I can no longer connect to it. For ten year old technology, it has served me very well.
But it’s time to replace it. I need a decent (NOT DLINK/Linksys) Router/Firewall. Something with at least 8 ports on it.
Any suggestions? I don’t want to pay for Cisco, but I don’t want to buy Linksys. What is in between?