My old trusty $30 D-link router from 1999 died on me after getting a 50% packet loss so I had to replace it with a more modern router. What did I choose? A Netgear RT311 gateway router from circa 2000!
Still in it's shrink wrap that I got back in the day for free when Nortel bellied up; stuck it in a closet and figured I would use it one day... who knew it would be 12 years later?
I had to find an old enough computer to use the included 9 pin serial cable to use the com port and telnet connect to manage, configure and update the firmware. Brings me back to the days of working with cisco routers.