I need help looking for a good router. My setup is wired. The wire (Ethernet cable?) runs to a switch to a wall that leads downs to the basement to a router connected to a cable modem. Please pardon me if I am getting terms wrong.
Currently I have a Linksys router WRT160Nv3- or rather, kind of old. It keeps on giving me I have a moderate/strict NAT error. I followed all sorts of portforwarding instructions and even tried DMZ. Nothing worked. Plugging it directly into the modem resulted in a Open Connection, so I believe its a router problem.
It's actually about time we got a new router anyway since we occasionally have problems. I've done some research and one article in particular has some suggestions.
However, pretty much each one has negatives and the positive reviews seem to be written like companies hiring people, particularly Netgear's N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router.
This one guy here:
Enter this into google.
Don't click the first result, but hit the small green arrow to the right of the url and click cached.
mentions using a WES610N Bridge and also mentions EA4500 and E4200. Typing EA4500 and E4200 both show portforwarding issues. I typed in WES610N XBox Live and it seems to come up with the least amount of issues. Perhaps I misunderstand the WES610N bridge though. Typing in the E ones show up portforwarding issues.
I'm kind of iffy about going wireless since I'm on the second floor of my house while the modem and router are in the basement. Unless there is any suggestions or if I have a misconception, please let me know. A lot of articles seem to mention using wireless.
Just a heads up, but I am avoiding Belkin. I've had nothing but bad experiences with that brand. Although I'm starting to become iffy with Linksys.
I admit I am not good with networking at all. Any help to get a working setup would be supremely extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance.