Thanks for your feedback ScaryBob.
I'll be using my router mostly for streaming Netflix from my 360 and since the Xbox doesn't have "N" capabilities, I guess buying a G router should be enough right?
It's so easy to get confused and get caught up with all the tech jargon which makes it sound like you'll be getting ridiculously fast speeds every second you're online.
All I see is "300 mbps" or "Gigabit" or "Dual Band". What's the point of all that technology if the hardware on the other end doesn't support it??? When it comes to purchasing a new wireless router, I'll be stuck with an N router because no one is selling a G only anymore. Since I'm not going to need all that speed, is there anything else I should consider before jumping into a new model?
Does having 3 antennas give you better speeds or less interference? I'm also looking for customer tech support that doesn't close it's help (phone lines) at 11pm. There have been so many times where I needed assistance at midnight or later and couldn't get anyone on the line. My Tenda modem doesn't even have a 1-800 number I can call....it's actually a long distance call!
To sum it up, I'm not one to get caught in all that tech hype. I just want something reliable that will work every time without having to power cycle the router every night. I actually have a wired connection from my 360 to my router when streaming video...find there's no buffering issues this way. Truth is, I use the wireless aspect more for my android phone and for my Wii.
I was looking into the new Cisco E1500:
Or the TP Link : http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=026991
Both are roughly $60 bucks. Which is better iyo? I'm definitely not buying another D-Link....no way after my experience with that crappy 615.
I will take your advice and go with a router only. Doubtful it's my modem...I just bought it 6 months ago. Can you point me in the right direction? I do play online once in a while too.
Oh...forgot to mention that I'm on a 6mb plan so getting something beyond 54mbps won't matter right?