I have a 2009 SonicWall TZ150W (Firmware SonicOS Standard 22.214.171.124-95s, ROM SonicROM 126.96.36.199 ) . The support and download renewals have long expired and it would cost more to renew (3 years retro) than buy a new device. The wireless is causing the internet connections to drop for all users and I have to restart the Comcast RCA cable modem and the SonicWall several times per day! Now I have a purchasing decision to make and I'm asking EE experts for advice.
Should I buy a new all-in-one router/wireless DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with 4 LAN ports like the Motorola surfboard SBG6580 and dump the SonicWall? The reviews of this product online are horrible. Is there a better "business class" modem I should consider instead? I don't mind paying more money if it will work well on all technologies, low maintenance and easy to set up.
Otherwise, should I just rent a wireless modem from Comcast?
Who makes the best internet appliances now?
Thanks to anyone that would like to share recommendations.