I have always used a wired network in our home. I have an 8 port SMC router going to Comcast.

The only issue is all the smart phone/iAnything people that come over need a signal. I took a D-Link wireless router and set it up to connect to the SMC.
1. Set D-Link to a range outside what SMC will offer.
2. Disable DHCP on D-Link.
3. Connect LAN of D-Link to LAN of SMC.
4. Finally, configure wireless as you wish.

This has been working great for over a year.

One final thing is that I bought the crimper and connectors that allow you to push the wires through the connector. This makes it easy to confirm the wire color and then crimp and trim the wires all at once.