said by ElectricWag:
Is the preferred mode of operation still bridged mode to a second router?
It is my personal opinion that anyone that wants to really control their own network should run and support their own router. You can then choose your own firmware, all the settings, the hardware you are using, etc.
The modem/router combos are more of a convenience for those who don't care or know how to run a network themselves.
So you'll have to decide what is your preferred method.
I'll toss a link to the Small Net Builder router charts since SNB goes good reviews of home networking devices.
»www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/r ··· rts/view