I've given up on the Rosewill Router being able to keep a connection going between it and my cable modem (Charter changed me to a Cisco DCP3008 but made no improvement, just lost access to modem logs ). Rosewill can't fix the DHCP/DNS resolve problem after two firmware upgrades so they are just stabbing in the dark. For the cost of the router, I would be lucky to break even trying to RMA so now I'm just looking to salvage something on the off chance that Rosewill will either fix it or DD-WRT will come out with a working aftermarket build that can fix it. I have too much of a conscience to dump this on some poor fool on Craigslist so I'm just going to try to make the best of it for the next month, after that I should be able to swing buying a new router. At the very least I'd like to try a workaround using both routers with the N router as an access point to allow me the faster N wireless speeds. That other thread has been beaten to death so I see this as a fresh start from a different angle.
I saw in one of the newegg reviews (a PAN, of course) that someone had success in using the Rosewill's radios with their older router. Since the reason I wanted this router was to move to wireless N, is that a feasible workaround for me? I would like to try this setup... Cisco Cable Modem>>>Linksys WRT54GL>>>Rosewill L600N>>>rest of my network. How would that work best? I currently have 2 kids PCs with wireless G adapters, an HTPC with wireless N adapter and a main PC using a dual-band 2.4/5Ghz wireless N adapter (by itself on 5Ghz radio band), and downstairs next to the modem/routers I have a videditing box that gets wired. Should I run the kids' wireless off the G router, and then connect the N router to a port on the G router to run the wireless N, or would I have to run all the wireless off the N router and just use the G router to keep a reliable connection from the cable modem? For any wired connections, should they come from the G router or the N router? What is the best way to accomplish this? In a nutshell the N router only drops connection with the cable modem so I lose internet, but its own network (from N router to wired PCs and wireless adapters) doesn't drop, I show a network connection but no internet access.
I'd like to try this workaround if feasible, even if just to buy some time before I can pull the trigger on a better dual-band router. I have a birthday in March so I'm expecting a cash windfall of TENS of dollars!
Thanks as always for your opinions and advice