What Router Should I Buy?

Episode 1782 (1:29:39)

Rick from Capistrano Beach, CA
Routers

Rick has been having issues with his wifi router. He has dropouts, and he has to unplug it and plug it back along with his modem. Leo says that when a router starts to fail a lot, that indicates that it's wearing out and it's time to replace it. Leo says that if you are renting from your ISP, he recommends turning in your cable modem and request a new DOCSIS 3.1 model. Or buy your own and save the rental fee.  Should he get a mesh router? Leo says that if you have a house that's greater than 1300 sq. feet, then it's worth it. But smaller than that, and a regular router is fine. You can mount your router higher on the wall to avoid interference. And stay away from a metal wall. Leo likes the Asus routers right now. A triband router is ideal.