ummm... $150 for a router? More like $50-60 for most consumer level ones. But there hasn't been a week where at least one store was having a sale so you can usually get them for around $30-50. Access points usually run $60 and up. For example, Best Buy has a D-Link wireless router for $49 right now. Compare that to a D-Link AP that they have for $79, $30 difference (and that's not even the cheapest deal right now, Staples $10AR Netgear is the cheapest currently). As long as you don't need the repeater or bridging functions that most APs have it makes more sense to buy a router rather than a AP.