So you have a state of the art Wifi enabled Microcontroller, spend 10s of $s on development hardware, but have an old router?
That's not gonna work.
Well, I suggest you grab a new router for the following 5 reasons:
- Nive UI and settings
Wifi standards have gone through a lot of upgrades since the old days, so it's advised not to use an outdated router to make sure that it has an up-to-date firmware and functions. You will have an easier job doing development for Wifi with a better router.
You can buy a new TP-Link router for veeeeery cheap (costs as much as an ESP devboard). You'll be very happy in the end.
I have a 4 year old TP-link, it was just $20 then. I think it's a TL-WR720N. It's a great little router with all the required magic inside. It also supports DDNS natively and port forwarding. It has only 2 LAN ports and 1 WAN, but never had any problems with it.
There are 2 types of programmer people: The Expert programmer and The Smart programmer
The Expert programmer easily writes any code from scratch.
The Smart programmer uses his google/github powers first