I must be the last person in the world to buy an XBox 360. Just half a week ago I had the bright idea to go to the closest Best Buy and purchased the XBox 360 Elite, Halo 3, Gears of War, and Lost Odyssey. Being mostly a PC gamer, I already own Call of Duty 4, BioShock, Oblivion, and the Orange Box.
The biggest reason I bought a 360 was the XBox Live community, also, I have a few old friends from high school who each own the console. The only problem now, was choosing what brand of router to pick from.
I previously owned a Linksys wireless-G a few years back, which I got, not only to connect both my computer and my Dad's to the internet, and to take advantage of the DS's Wi-Fi connection(which oddly wasn't compatible until I discovered I was able to connect my Wii to it). At first my Dad and I had a ton of trouble getting it connected for that day. We ended up throwing out the wireless USB adapters we bought that day and wiring the computers because we were fed up with the constant disconnecting and reconnecting of the wireless. But after the first two months of owning the router, the problems began to disappear.
Now, maybe it's because of the combination of the modem/router that my new Wireless-G isn't working(I have an ARRIS brand modem), I don't know. A friend of mine got the router to work after 6 hours of toying around. Then, its favorable performance proceeded to fuck right off after my friend left.
My modem did not want to share with my Linksys as soon as I finished updating the XBox, and establishing a Live account.
I now have to return it to the store and I'm thinking of getting a D-Link, Netgear, or some other brand of modem. Something that's better than THIS piece of shit or is compatible with an ARRIS modem.