I currently have a D-Link 604 router attached to my cable modem. I've had it for several years now and it's been a dream. Always there, always on, always routing. No real issues until just recently.
I decided to host an Unreal Tournament 2004 server for some weekend gaming with my friends. I set up the router for port forwarding (7777, 7778) and everyone joined in just fine. But, it typically lasts just a few minutes. Eventually the router dies. The lights on it start slowing blinking like it's resetting. Sometimes it comes back. Other times I have to unplug it for a minute. When the UT server switches levels, it's guaranteed to die on me. Very frustrating.
What's interesting is I can have 3 computers at my home gaming on an outside UT server with no problems. It's just hosting the server inside my house that always causes problems. Maybe the port forwarding can't keep up?
Anyway, Maximum PC doesn't list broadband routers in the "Best of the Best" section, so I'm looking for recommendations. Specifically from people who have hosted game servers and especially UT 2004. Wireless G is a nice feature, but not a deal breaker. More important to me is speed and reliability under heavy load. And multiple VPN passthrough since I work from home.
Every router review I've read has some issues - or some other review has issues. The latest is the D-Link DI-624. CNet raved about this router. I was almost ready to buy it, until I read this review: http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review1449.html
Anyway, thanks for any feedback!