More and more, people are heavily relying upon their wireless connections at home. Data limits on your cell phone plan push you to wireless at every turn, and with the increase in streaming services available (audio and video) in the last few years, good wireless coverage is important. The problem is, unless your home is like mine and the walls are paper thin, the construction materials used on your house may inconveniently impede good wireless signal throughout your home.
I think that routers today are kind of commoditized, you can get them everywhere. And, if you are a DSL subscriber, many times you get a combo device that is both a modem and a router. To be honest, I didn’t feel like I needed a new router for my home network: I have DSL, so my routing and wireless internet needs are covered by my ISP. “Need,” and “want,” though, are very different.