Linksys is one of the most reliable and popular router manufacturers out there today, and for a good reason. Most Linksys routers are rock solid reliable and fast. In 2003 Linksys was bought by Cisco, a leading manufacturer of core Internet hardware. Cisco brought high end features and performance to the Linksys product line. In 2013 Belkin purchased the Linksys brand and plans to continue to offer Linksys hardware through big retailers and Internet channels. Cisco brought their leading edge technology and deployment to Linksys. That development has turned Linksys in to one of the best router, wifi, firewall, and switch device manufacturers.
One of the nice things about using Linksys routers is that for the most part they all have the same user interface. If you figure out how to use one Linksys router, you'll be pretty much able to use any of them. They have a very well designed port forwarding interface that allows you to forward a range of ports for 10 different applications. If you have a Linksys router you should have no problem forwarding ports for your XBox, PS3, or just about any application on your computer. Generally speaking, Linksys routers do not feature a hardware firewall.
If you can not find your exact router in the list below, try following our WRT54G instructions. Most Linksys routers mimic the WRT54G in features and settings and you should be able to get an open port following that guide..