Black Friday Router Deals Offer 802.11n for under $20

routers-bf-iIt’s easy for early adopters to forget that not everyone has a good wireless router. I was painfully reminded of that this Thanksgiving when I brought a laptop with me to my parents’ house. I had to give up trying to surf the Web after I was only able to get 2 bars of connectivity when sitting just down the hall from their ancient 802.11b router. Even worse, I discovered that the router did not support WPA encryption, leaving them less than secure.

Fortunately, I was able to find a D-Link 802.11n router selling for only $19.99 and I bought it to give my parents as a holiday gift. You too can get a new 802.11n or 802.11g router for under $40. If you’re at less than N speed at home, now is a great time to upgrade. If you’re shopping for friends and family, a high-speed router is a gift that benefits both you and its recipient. Once my parents get their new router, I’ll be able to surf the Web at high speeds whenever I visit.

Here the best router deals I found this Black Friday.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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