So I'm finally in the process of switching over from team green to blue...just curious should I be looking right away at purchasing a better wireless router? Also my understanding is the USB ports for media on Hitron router are disabled?
Hitron is fine, but Hitron (and other routers) should be hard-set to channels 1,6, or 11, which are standard for North America. There are free WiFi analyzer programs out there to determine the best channel or you could just experiment for best performance.
If left on auto-select Hitron seems to invariably choose the wrong channel (wrong = anything other than 1,6, or 11) causing overlap between channels, i.e. interference instead of sharing the channel.
Happy to hear you join our team! The USB port for media on the Hitron modem is indeed disabled. I've personally had the Hitron modem / now the XB6 modem, and haven't had any issues with the WiFi performance. As long as the modem is in the most central location with the least interference you should be fine. You can find more details on how to optimize your WiFi experience here. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Tony | Community Mod.