Is the Asus router a good choice for me?

Episod 1093 (14:14)

Tom from Warren, OH

Tom is looking to get an Asus Dual Band Router. He's heard good reviews about it. Leo says that routers these days are a dime a dozen; a commodity. There isn't much difference between them, quite frankly. The dirty secret is that they all run the same chip sets. But Asus has started to use the open source firmware solutions like DDWRT. Going with open source firmware allows updates to happen more frequently that keep it secure. Having a dual band option means Tom can go to a different band, like 5 Ghz, when the 2.4Ghz band is congested by everything else. The Asus is a good choice.