I’ve now got three routers sitting around. None of the buggers works reliably, so if I vanish without trace, I could just be languishing in an unconnected world. That means I’m in the market for a new one.
But this time, I want one that’ll work reliably, and go on working reliably. Preferably one with a sensible frontend and decent software, unlike the 3Com officeconnect thingey that’s always been hopelessly buggy (for example, DHCP failed completely as soon as I allocated a single fixed IP for the desktop box that receives incoming mail, DNS service is a sick joke, and more seriously, ADSL goes up and down seemingly at random). And preferably one without the classic ECN bug and annoying inactivity timeout of the old linksys. Hmmm … I guess the dynamode thingey didn’t have such bad bugs, but its UI is a nightmare, and it doesn’t do wireless.
Oh, and one with a minimum of silly flashing lights. Tiny LEDs are inevitable, but not the big blue monstrosities on some modern equipment. Grrr …