As a standard user, I had a NetGear N600 wndr3400v3 router for the last 10 years with 0 issues. For those 10 years my cable speed plan went from 10mb to 200mb now, so I am looking to upgrade my router to be used for the next 10 years or more. Currently with my current one I don't get speed over 60mb ever, youtube highest quality videos sometimes have buffering. My current modem Arris allows speed of 300mb, so if I get a good router and update my plan later on, I want to keep the same router.
- Family apartment - 1000 sq ft. (8 active devices).
- Need a pain-free (set it and forget it) router that doesn't need to be reset weekly
- My building just got FIOS internet setup, so I am looking for something that can do close-to 1gb speeds in the future (4-6 years from now) and won't need to be replaced.
- Budget of around $200 (+/- $50) and willing to wait for November deals season for the right model