Hey guys, network noob here (more of a hardware/software kind of guy) wondering if I could get a bit of advice from one of the more well-informed members here. So here's my issue: I currently have xfinity as my ISP with a 150 down and 20 up plan. Internet speeds are great, no complaints--- when plugged in directly to the gateway they provided. Now here's where the issues come in. The WiFi signal the gateway gives off sucks. Big time. Speeds are mediocre at best and there are tons of dead-zones in my house, most importantly, my front/living room is a dead zone and my Smart TV is unable to hold a stable connection to our WiFi. Unfortunately, the gateway is upstairs, on the other side of the house in my office, so the signal has some walls and ceiling to go through. I've tried range extenders, didn't help. I'm at the point where I am just going to bridge my gateway to use as a modem and invest in a nice router (probably in the ~$100 range). Here are my questions: - Is investing in a good router my best bet? - Should I be looking at wireless N or AC routers? - Are there any better alternatives? Thanks in advance guys, I really appreciate it.