We have a 2 month old Linksys EA4500 router. My son plays online games and recently he has been experiencing intermittent freezing issues on Minecraft (although he plays other online games, this one seems to be the one with the problem). The freezing occurs every few minutes and lasts for a few seconds at a time. He was completely on wireless, so in an effort to isolate the problem we hard-wired him to the router - even then he was still experiencing the freezing issues. So to circumvent the router completely we plugged his pc directly into the modem and the game ran much smoother with no freeze-ups. This leads me to believe it may be a router issue. My question: Since he was not longer "wireless" when the cable was directly connected to the router and was STILL experiencing the issue, what non-wireless issue related to the router could be causing this problem? And are there any router settings we could try to fix this, or do we need to resort to another router?