Originally Posted by DerCribben
my cable modem is close to 8 years old, and is definitely obsolete, but useable at this point. and the router is 802.1 1g which is definitely still a relevent standard, but 802.1 1-2007 and 802.1 1n (supposed to be standard in 2010) are bigger, better, faster, more...definitely and pretty much leave the g standard out in the dark and will make it obsolete soon enough. I just don't want to have to buy another router for 6 or 7 years barring some catastrophe and was wondering if anyone had any experience with those units or an equivalent they thought was better.
Personally, I'm going to wait until the 802.11n standard (currently in draft 7, I think) is fully ratified (which should happen January 10, according to the IEEE) before looking for devices that are based on it.
Regarding cable modems, if yours is DOCSIS 2.0 rated, then I'd keep it. If it's DOCSIS 1.1 or 1.0, then I can see a reason to upgrade. The DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems still aren't consumer available, to the best of my knowledge. They seem to be restricted to the big ISPs at the moment.