WiFi routers are getting way more expensive — here’s why you should buy a new one anyway
- Hayley Tsukayama for The Washington Post December 17th, 2015
- Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/12/17/wifi-routers-are-getting-more-way-expensive-but-heres-why-you-should-buy-a-new-one-anyway/
What's the most underappreciated gadget in your home?
I'd argue it is your WiFi router, which is likely one of those gadgets that you a) use every day b) didn't put much thought into buying and c) only pay attention to when it isn't working well. Since you — or your Internet provider's technician — set it up years ago, you probably haven't spared it much thought.
Just a few years ago, routers probably cost under $50 and were fairly simple, built for the days when we had to worry about connecting a laptop and maybe a smartphone or two.