ok, I am looking for a wired router (no wireless parts) with the least amount of latency (gaming?). money isn't an issue at the moment.
basic firewall features are sufficient (I'll work with the stuff people can find on most routers)
the models they sell at local stores:
(number of ports isn't an issue to me (I can always attach a gigabit switch if needed, although there is an notion of additional levels of difficulty))
P.S. ICS on M$ windows is a pain in the back only at the time when you need it urgent
pretty much any of them will work just as well as the other. I have used linksys and belkin and had no problems with either.
As far as latancy goes your going to get more from the internet than off the router.
pick one that fits your bill and go for it.
not true, some chipsets produce more latency than others, which i couldnt tell you, but i can tell you , you are going to get about 10-20ms more when going through a router, is it noticeable, no because under 60ms is like less than the blink of an eye i.e. not noticeable