I am thinking about getting my dad a router for Xmas because the one he has now drives me nuts. Disclosure I get that a router in the real world is not also a wireless access point but I am talking consumer model here.
Issues he is currently facing:
Packet loss/dropped connections he has probably 10 devices connected to the thing after his standard gear is running wait for visits and if myself and my sister plus families show up we probably have 30 devices wanting to access it at the same time. Use break down
# of devices:
Blu-Ray Player: 1
Add visitors with 3-4 each (phones ipads and laptops) it gets pretty ugly.
The apple fanboy in the family is saying Apple routers are the way to go but I am a doubter on that.
Anyway thoughts points etc .... $200 is probably top end on price