You've been getting by with the cheapie router you bought two years ago, so why should you upgrade now? Performance. And features. We asked seven manufacturers to send us the best consumer routers in their stables regardless of price tags.
TRENDnet, a second-tier player in the router business, wants you to help them design a gaming router. All you have to do is hop over to their site, tell TRENDnet what features are important to you, and they'll
never read it
take it into consideration when they build their next device.
This Trendnet Wireless-G router is available for only $2.99 after a $40 rebate. IF the rebate works for you, it's a pretty darn cheap way to get your home network online and file sharing like the rest of us. At $2.99, it can work for a few months, die, and still be worth the price.
Soccer fanatics will snap up this TrendNet hotspot detector, a $68 USB 2.0 adapter that not only sniffs out WiFi hotspots but connects you to them at the same time. Festooned with an arty-looking soccer motif, the TrendNet TEW-429UB has an LCD screen that shows you signal strength and type of encryption present, and…