I'm interested in upgrading my wireless router. Can any of the many Techies out there recommend one that supports both G & N.
hi, i have had good experience with linksys ...
i am using something older now, but you can see:
I don't think going to another router is the answer.
This could be both the wi-fi router and the wireless card in your computer (or, more likely, both backing off due to network conditions). Default Linksys firmware does not give you too many options to control transmission/reception. Neither do most other manufacturer firmwares (with exception of high-end professional endpoints, but I doubt that's worth the expense).
If you switch to DWRT firmware which your router supports (I have two of the same type here), there will be quite a few options to play with - including signal strength and various more exotic settings, so you could get optimal set up for your situation.
That said, if you wi-fi speed goes under what Innovative DSL provides (i.e. 1 mbit) noticeably - something is very wrong, may be a faulty radio transmitter too.
I have used Linksys for several years and had always liked the units. The last two I bought (both N routers) caused me some problems. I had to reset them too frequently and the last one just stopped working within the first year of use. Maybe I just had two lemons? I have since switched to Netgear and I really like it. I hope this helps.
After speaking with Innovative today it appears they had a faulty port on their end which was causing my signal to fluctuate drastically. The tech was quite shocked to see such a significant variation in signal strength. That being said, they fixed the issue at their sub station in
about an hours time and it being afternoon on a Friday (very cool). So far so good. Thanks for the response and advice guys and br1k I'll look into upgrading the firmware, sounds like a good idea.