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I just don't know what kind of reliability expectations I should have having from my router. I bought a first generation Linksys 802.11b router when they first came out and had some issues with it. I then started using the Netgear 54mbps 802.11g model which I have replaced three times in a little more than as many years. My specific problems are such:
1) When transferring large files (300mB+) between two computers on a network (one wireless), the file sometimes finishes, but sometime after or during the transfer, the router hoses up and I am forced to restart it.
2) UPnP: I don't know much about this function besides that it looks like it is a way for applications to tell the router what port needs to be opened for a specific ip. I am currently using this function for my XBox 360 and Azureus. The problem is that it randomly decides to work or not work, making me restart the router, disable/enable UPnP, and other random jiggery to get it working again.
I am really just sick of dealing with all of these quirks. Does anyone have any experience with these problems and routers that don't have them? I heard the custom Linux firmwares on the Linksys routers recommended here before, but I don't know if that supports this UPnP thing. I guess I'm really looking for someone with these use cases who has no problems to tell me what they got.