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I am setting up the internet at my new apartment and I just purchased a Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem. I bought this modem to increase my speed with xbox/ps3/PC gaming and my intention is to have a hardwire connection whenever I am playing one of these. If I am going to be hardwire connecting from the router to these devices, does it matter what kind of router I have since I have the DOCSIS 3.0 modem? Will my speed be a lot different between a router that is from 2 years ago and a Wireless "N" router that you can by today? I realize a Wireless N router is going to be better in terms of a wireless connection, but when you are hardwired, does the type of router you have make a difference? Or is the modem itself providing the speed and the router is just a "bridge" to the other devices? I'm asking before I go out and buy a $80+ new router.