I am not quite sure why anybody would rely on hard-wired internet. We got this router several years ago and it has never failed us. The only problems we have ever had with our internet connection have been on the telephone company's end. A couple of times we couldn't get it to work and they blamed it on the router and every time they were wrong. The router can be connected to easily and with clarity next door. We have 3 computers, 3 tablets and multiple cell phones that pull of this router and sometimes there are many of them working off it all at once. It was super easy to set up as well. We have been through 3 or 4 modems from the telephone company but still have the same router. The greatest thing is it allows internet all throughout the house and you do not have people fighting or waiting to get on the internet. We never have a problem with it. You just can not beat it. I honestly do not even remember how much we paid for it, but it was well worth the money!