I have a good working configuration with the Motorola Surboard paired with a Linksys DIR-655 router. The best part of this configuration is that I can place the DIR655 in the middle of my home and get good coverage.
I recently picked up the Shaw Advanced WiFi modem and set it up, fully replacing my Motorolo & Linksys setup. About the only part of this I like is getting the 5GHZ WiFi. I hate that the wifi now sits near an outside wall and doesn't give as good coverage. And I don't like the limited options that I have in configuring the Advanced WiFi but I could probably live with it.
So my immediate options appear to be:
- Revert back to my Motorola/Linksys setup
- Set up the Advanced WiFi in bridge mode and use the Linksys
- Leave the Advanced WiFi setup as-is
Is there an advantage to #2 over #1?