I just got Qwest high speed internet, as well as Directv w/ HD DVR. I was wondering what type of modem & router you all recommend for my home setup. I've researched 100s of reviews and have not been able to find any products that don't have major issues. I thought about going with separate products since the ranges on the modem/router combos seem to lack whole house coverage and some having firmware issues. Any recommendations???
Both have good reviews so not sure which one to go with. I'm going to be utilizing a separate router, so this will be only used as a modem.
The router I was looking at is the ASUS Black Diamond Dual Band Processor, Hardware NAT, 5 Internal Antennas, Fast Gigabit Ethernet and 128MB DDR2 Wireless Router (RT-N56U), it has excellent reviews.
My new question would be, how do I set up the Actiontec modem/router to be used strictly for a modem and hooking up the ASUS router to the modem as the primary router? I understand this entails possibly adjusting the IP addresses if needed, as well as DNS....is this correct?
I appreciate all the insight, not quite tech savvy yet.