For various reasons I intend to purchase a new wireless router. But I'm rather demanding. Obviously I don't want a router with some kind of backdoor. Once I purchased a Linksys (Cisco!) WRT 120N. Big mistake. You can read my old thread here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=277194 While there is always a risk that any router might have a backdoor, it depends on brand and type. Aside from the matter of who has access to the backdoor. My current router is of the Sitecom brand. Made in china. I'm not terribly worried about the Chinese government spying on me. Also, the more simple the router the fewer the chances of unwanted surprises. I don't need a very advanced router and I don't want any that is so advanced that it's beyond my comprehension. That particular Linksys router came with a rather unpleasant EULA. Aside from the capabilities, it allowed for spying by Cisco and associates. It was not the typical router in the sense that you had to install software on the computer for the wireless adapter and you could simply hook up the router to the modem. Instead, the router itself had to be configured from a CD and my attempt to reset it caused issues. I no longer have it. So, I'm looking for anything basic. Preferably not a product made by an American company, but aside from Sitecom there may or may not be alternatives. I'm in Europe. There is that CALEA stuff. There is no way to know what American companies put in routers for home users. I realize that I may end up buying an American brand. In any case, I don't want a router that has many advanced features that I cannot understand. Any suggestions ? NOT Linksys. I realize Belkin is an American company, what about their products ?