What router should I buy?

Episode 1020 (22:09)

Kevin from Folsom, CA

Kevin needs to buy a new router and wants to know which one to buy. Leo says that routers are rather commoditized now, so it doesn't really matter. Leo likes NetGear and D-Link.

Leo warns that there's a flaw in the new router designs called network PnP which allows smart hackers to completely bypass any encryption, and there's no fix for it. DD-WRT and Tomato are two open source router firmware options that can help bypass the issue, or he can just turn off network PnP in the router's settings.