I started using a router a few months ago, it's an eTEC, don't know much about it. It works fine, in general, we have two PCs connected and in terms of access, speed etc. seems great. The only problem I have with it is on Messenger (Yahoo and MSN) and in certain chat rooms. What happens is that posts go missing...the other person sees what I post, but I don't receive theirs. My hunch is that this is something to do with the fact that these applications need to be connected constantly, whereas for most webpages it doesn't matter...in other words, it may be that the router frequently drops the connection momentarily, but I only notice on messenger. The only flaw in that argument is that I've never noticed a problem with downloads, no matter how long it takes.