We have always experienced lots of slowdowns / crashes ostensibly down to the router. Poor ventilation and consequent overheating seems to be a general problem,(current router is a Belkin "G" MIMO that has pathetic tiny little ventilation slots so cooks itself).
I've tried about 8 routers from the 7 quid variety upwards but from the point of view of this problem there has been little to choose between them.
In an attempt to improve this we have had a combined ADSL faceplate /filter fitted and the router lead replaced by a single short length (50cms, no joints). Speed is now very good but there has been no improvement in overheating/slowing down/crashing situation.
The Broadband provider is Talktalk which may / may not be the best, but restarting the router has always been a fix and when the router crashes the LAN side goes down as well, so kinda hard to blame this on Talktalk.
Anybody any ideas ?
I see Billion seems to be current "flavour of the month" manufacturer of routers in here but seems to be quite expensive. Is it essential to get the dearest one, or would one of the cheaper models be fast enough & OK in general for internet at ADSL speeds?