It’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.