Broadband Router Comparisons

Daniel C. Eckert dan at
Thu Dec 24 03:42:41 UTC 2015

For a place to find reviews about specific models, I'd just point them to
the product pages on Amazon and emphasize the ratings and narrative
descriptions.  Maybe not the most "scientific" method, but as long as the
reviews posted align with your observations/assessment of a particular
model, you've got a starting point there.  Maybe compile a list of direct
links for models you often see customers trying, so your CSRs can
copy/paste them without research.

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a repository like you're describing with
your request, though.


On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:38 PM, Lorell Hathcock <lorell at>

> Josh:
> That's a good troubleshooting technique when the customer is cooperative
> and technically competent.
> I am looking for a third party list to which I may point that rates
> all/most routers on the market.  This list would not have my input on it at
> all.  If a router from the list winds up being bad, it is not my fault
> because it is third party.
> Such a list would help shift the conversation from blaming us at the ISP
> by default to casting doubt on the CPE device where the blame now rightly
> resides.
> I've checked the primary search engine for such a thing a list.  I get a
> lot of ads for broadband routers.  A search on yields
> nothing useful. wants to tell me about $150-$300 routers new
> to the market in 2015.
> I just need a comprehensive list of routers with ratings.  A couple of
> user reviews about routers going bad would also be nice!
> Thanks,
> Lorell Hathcock
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Dec 23, 2015, at 8:52 PM, Josh Luthman <josh at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Have the customer bypass the router.  Why suggest another router that
> may have problems in the future that you ended up getting blamed for?
> >
> >
> > Josh Luthman
> > Office: 937-552-2340
> > Direct: 937-552-2343
> > 1100 Wayne St
> > Suite 1337
> > Troy, OH 45373
> >
> >> On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 9:49 PM, Lorell Hathcock <lorell at>
> wrote:
> >> All:
> >>
> >> Not all consumer grade customer premises equipment is created equally.
> But end customers sure think it is.  I have retirement aged customers
> buying the crappiest routers and then blaming my cable network for all
> their connection woes.  The real problem is that there were plenty of
> problems on the cable network to deal with, so it was impossible to tell
> between a problem that a customer was having with their CPE versus a real
> problem in my network.
> >>
> >> Much of that has been cleared up on my side now, but customers were
> used to blaming us for everything so that they don't even consider that
> their equipment could be to blame.
> >>
> >> I want to be able to point out a third party list of all (most)
> broadband routers that rates them by performance.  Or that rates them by
> crappiness that I can send them to so they can look up their own router and
> determine if other users have had problems with that router and what can be
> done to fix it.
> >>
> >> So far my search has been in vain.
> >>
> >> Any thoughts?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance.
> >>
> >> Lorell Hathcock
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >

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