I have a TP-Link modem router which has worked perfectly for several years but has become a target of the hack that TP-Link refuse to do anything about.
Following the most recent hack, I decided it would be safer to just replace the router. I bought a Netgear DGND 3700v2 and was happy with the easy set up. All seemed fine.
Now an issue has developed when gaming on the PS3 when connected wirelessly to the Netgear router. Now we suffer from occasional drop-offs which never happened before.
What I'm wondering now is, can I use the TP-Link router purely for connecting the PS3 wirelessly to it, to eliminate the drop-offs, whilst at the same time using the Netgear router to connect the other devices to ( laptops, desktop, phones, ipad, hudl etc.). The devices which are vulnerable to being hacked would be using the more secure router.
Would it be safe enough to connect only a PS3 to a TP-Link router, even if it has been hacked? The PS3 is used purely for online gaming.
If I could run two routers at once, how do I go about it?
If I couldn't, would it make any difference if the PS3 was connected to the Netgear router by wire rather than wirelessly?
Any advice greatly appreciated.