Should I even bother getting a new router?
So I currently have this Netgear router. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-122-016&IsVirtualParent=1
Hey, just wondering did you try enabling UPnP and deleting/closing any open ports you set for the 360? I had disabled UPnP and manually opened ports for the 360 and was also having troubling getting and keeping an Open NAT.
Last week I re-enabled UPnP and deleted the specific port forwarding rules for the 360 (I don't think UPnP was working correctly when open ports I set were conflicting with it) and now I've had no problem and have an Open NAT every time I play. I do have a FiOS ActionTec router though.
No reason to pay crazy amounts for faster Internet be it actual hardware or internet speed.. Connection doesn't play that big of a role. It's in people's head. And plus paying extra money when you aren't a pro seems kind of silly. If you plan on going mlg by all means get the bast and fastest equipment possible because some tournaments are held online.
i have comcast and when i bought a new modem, rather than continuing to rent theirs, my internet speed doubled.
From: SevenDayCandle | #002
you realize fios isnt available everywhere right