I'm on Roadrunner, and I've been using a 4-port Netgear router from around 2003. The modem (Motorola, I think) is probably from 2002. I forget the model numbers. They've been in use nonstop since. Would a newer router and/or modem help with speed and such at all? I'm thinking about getting a new router anyway, 'cause this one gets pretty hot. It also cuts out sometimes and has to be unplugged. It might even be the modem. Once in awhile the Internet stops responding, so I unplug both devices, wait about a minute, and plug them back in. I repair my connection and it works. I guess I'm just wondering if newer means better, and if it'd be wise to invest in a new modem and router.