Do I need to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.0 and an 802.11n router?
by lawd0g - 8/15/11 11:42 PM
My home network consists of an old Motorola SB5100 "surfboard" modem that I bought in 1/04 and a NetGear WGT624 router that I probably bought around 3/05. However, my gateway fails at least 1 to 2 times/day, causing me to have to pull the power cord to reset everything. My cable provider advised me to replace both and upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and 802.11n router, but that sounds like a cop-out to me. Obviously something's not right, but "get a new one of everything" does not sound like considered advice.