Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this through. Ok, I've been at these forums for so long that I barely know what my problem is anymore. I never thought I had a problem with my network before, thought myself to be fairly proficient actually. Could get a file from here to there, watch a torrented flick or whatever. Then everything changed. It all started when we had directv installed last week. I had an HR24-500, an H23-600, and a D12-700 installed. I quickly came to the realization that the D-12 was garbage and called. They sent me an HR21-100. We then realized that we needed a new TV, bought a Samsung un40c7000 that can be networked as well and realized, that when I sat down to plan out a way to get everything working properly, that I was way in over my head. I've literally sat in front of this computer for 8 hours now, and have come to 0 decisions, my wife is pissed, and I'm sitting in front of all my old routers and adapters, feeling weak and dumb. For brevities sake, I'm just gonna list everything I've got. If someone could just throw me a bone at this point and tell me what to do with all this stuff, I'd really appreciate it. I know a thing or two about light software hacks, but never heard or had a need for things like DD WRT or Tomato or whatever. I can't just wire the house as much as I'd like to, nor can I really spend too much cash, as the tv kinda set me back a few weeks. I think I could have a pretty nice setup, but I'm just too overwhelmed to put it together. My main router is a virgin wrt160n v1, hooked up to cablevisions sbv5120 modem. I also have an older (possibly dying) 1tb WD10000D03 hooked up that I honestly can't remember what I did to. I believe I installed media tomb or some other UPnP, but it could have been firefly which is mt-daapd. I'll check into it if anyone thinks it's useful, but I think the last time I ssh'd into it (2 years?), it said there was a failing drive. That may have been a result of the hack though, as it's been playing songs on my windows machines ever since. Basement has the H23-600 that was installed by the guy with a DECA1MR0, that I shamefully haven't researched yet. My 360 is down there, I also use a macbookpro to record music. I have 3 older computers down there that I use for emulation and bs, if that's of any use. My Living room has the HR24, a ps3, the new Samsung (which do I even need to network?) and that's also usually where I keep my dell vostro 1700 that I usually use for downloading but have found that it seams to stream to the dvrs the best. I'm sorry I don't post the specs at this time, but I will if anyone needs it. My bedroom has the HR21-100 which is NOT hooked up to my network yet (and probably should be my biggest priority?), there's also a wii in there. I can also use my old WRT54G v3, I have an old gaming adapter WGA54G v1, hell I even spent an hour looking up that old hack for the xbox mn-740 to see if it'd be helpful... I know I'm probably forgetting a ton of stuff, but it's nearly 4, and I can't see straight anymore I could really use some help to optimize all of this stuff, and get some kind of cohesive network, but I don't even know where to start. Thanks again if you've made it this far.