Hi - new to this site; looking for some input.
I'm looking for a new wireless router to extend the range in my house. We now have a G router and it really does the job well in a 2 story house, but I do a lot of surfing and little gaming/streaming. Right now the wifi doesn't reach my patio, and I'd like to extend the reach for a budget of $30. There is a lot of info out there about wifi AC routers that are way out of my price range and it is hard to tell what will really do the job.
I can get a wifi repeater for under 30, but I think my money is better spent on a new router because I'd like:
1. guest access features
2. parental controls
I'd like to try buying a cheap router and installing Tomato or DD-WRT on it, and see if it does the trick. Any advice on which router to buy?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.