It is a Netgear WNR2000v3. It's been fraught with problems as I mentioned. I can't get more than 65Mbps wireless connection (not ISP speed), so it might as well be G. Though I can't be sure if it is the router or my laptop but two different models of the router have been the same in this regard.
But that is not my major concern it is the SSID disappearing. And yes I changed the default SSID. Although judging by the other networks I see most people apparently don't. I see Netgear XX, Belkin XXX, Arris XXX, etc.