switched from Comcast internet using Motorola surfboard cable modem to Verizon FIOS using ActionTec router.
daisychained the ActionTec which is kinda crappy to my Netgear g router and it was a pita.
supposedly on most you can just disable dhcp to daisy chain but the netgear had an ip conflict and i can't remember what all i did with the verizon tech to get it working.
i can get signal to my xbox 360 and its wireless adapter from either the actiontec or the netgear but i think the netgear gets a stronger signal.
also the netgear at least had an open NAT when testing the the xbox live connection but the ActionTec is moderate which isnt' ideal but better then strict and everything still works.
I ending up getting a netgear wall outlet inet connection sharing device which gives the 360 a pseudo wired connection but strangely enough when i stream 1080p wmvs from my pc they run smoother on the wireless connection then the wired through netgear recepticle thing.
that tells me that the connection must lose some speed/power when going through the electric outlet. will have to do speed test on laptop through the wifi compared to wired to the netgear electric outlet thing.
any info on the ActionTec router would be helpfu and i think i do have instructions for it somewhere on how to set it up better for gaming which may open the NAT. never bothered yet cus it works without doing that.
360 recommends using an A router though mostly just to not get interference from the wireless controller, headset etc plus your neighbors g networks and cordless phones all on 2.4ghz and the wireless adapter has A/b/g so i may try to find an a/b/g router at some point like the linksys one as my laptop can use wireless A also.
no stores have any routers with 802.11a anymore but you can get online.
any A router recomendations?
there are 2 a/b/g routers listed @http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/co.../equipment.htm
a dlink one and a linksys one as well as 2 linksys bridges that are a/b/g. how do bridges work? and would that be more ideal maybe then an a/b/g router. though i guess it wont be able to use an a signal if its just getting the b/g from the actiontec or netgear router so yeah i need an a/b/g router and can get a bridge later if needed.