I bought a (cabled, not wireless) router (Surecom EP-4904AX) a while back in order to share an Internet connection from a cable modem with two Macs and a network printer but have been experiencing slow connections and even not being able to access some sites (often but not always related to online payment or login type sites). If I bypass the router and instead connect one of my Macs directly to the cable modem I have no problem accessing those sites and surfing the net in general is also much faster, so there must be something wrong with the configuration (I've tried lots of settings and also reverted back to its defaults -nothing's really helped), or the router I've bought is a useless piece of junk which needs replacing. For the former, which changes in the router configuration should I try out? If nothing helps and the router is just not working like it should, which new router should I put my money on which will work better for my setup? The Linksys BEFSR-41 (cable/DSL router with 4 port switch) or Linksys BEFSR-81 (cable/DSL router with 8 port switch) seem like good deals and a reliable, well-known brand. But if it's a configuration issue I might just be wasting my money and not getting things solved anyway. Suggestions to a network novice?