I decided to go with a D-Link 601 refurbished Wireless N from TigerDirect. Got it for $20 with shipping! It works like a freakin charm, way better than my Linksys did. Large file transfers and HD video doesn't even phase it.
Now I'm contemplating on what to do with the old wireless router . . .
Thought it would be funny to open it up to the neighborhood and just see how many connect to it. Or even redirect it to some other site to get them into trouble!