My connection to xbox live is way better when it's wired to the router than when it runs on wireless or when I have it hooked up to the power line networking kit (Rocketfish Powerline Networking Kit : Rocketfish
). The router is about 100 feet away from my xbox so having it wired all the time isn't an option with the wire running through my house. I kept getting disconnected from live so I tried port forwarding and that fixed it.
I have a Netgear DG834Gv4 router/modem combo with AT&T as our ISP. I have their Elite broadband speed at 6000 down and 600 up but usually I only get between 1000 and 2500 down and 500 up.
My problem is that I need to find a way to boost the connection to my xbox without moving the router, having wires running through the floors of my house, using wireless, or that powerline kit. I know that I could just get a higher speed internet but that's kind of a last option.