I need to review our office's wireless network. Most of our users now have laptops that support wireless-N. We never have more than 3 or 4 people connect simultaneously. I need to keep this low cost.
To be quite honest, although the extra bandwidth of N will be appreciated, my main problem with the current network is reliability. I'm tired of these cheap little routers whose performance seems to degrade as the months go by. I've been through quite a variety of them (linksys, dlink, netgear) and they all required monthly resets until at some point they just die. I guess you could say that I get way I pay for.
I'm looking for a better alternative. Based on this response, my current thoughts are towards a PC based router with a simple "wireless-N access point" attached. I figure that the lack of any routing software on the access point must remove some of the weaknesses of the hardware.
What do you suggest? I'm not looking for outstanding performance or even easy configuration. Just low cost and reliability.