During the past eight-nine years though, my Internet speed through my ISP has increased significantly. I believe back then, I was getting 700KB - 1.0MB per second d/l speed. Now it's 20MB per sec.
So, with that in mind, am I missing out on anything by not having a newer, more current router, or is my old dinosaur just fine?
As a side note, over the past few months I have been experiencing slower Internet speeds and packet loss. That's according to the speed test and ping tests I do online, and via the command prompt. My ISP has had technicians out to the home a few times, and after diagnosis, they always end up telling me it's 'line noise'. They continue to try and find a solution to the problem, but I'm wondering if my old router could be cause. Often when I do a ping test at pingtest.net, my packet loss will be over 20%. Though my router is old, the ISP techs think it works fine.