802.11n router roundup

Posted on Saturday, Nov 10 2007 @ 13:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica takes a look at a couple of routers that support the 802.11n standard. For this test they compare the Netgear RangeMax Next WRN834B, D-Link XtremeN DIR-655, Linksys WRT350N and Apple AirPort Extreme Gigabit Edition.
The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit router has been rumored to be one of the very best routers available. A few tech sites have given it high praise, so I was excited to give this little white box with its three antennas a run for its money in my real-world environment testing. Both the D-Link and the Linksys have USB ports on the back, but does that mean I can use them for network storage? The Linksys has some pretty huge antennas, but do antennas necessarily mean that it's going to perform better? The Netgear router is the cheapest and offers the fewest options: it isn't a gigabit edition, and it doesn't have a USB port. How will it fare against the pricier routers? And all of you guys wanted to know about the AirPort Extreme, so we've included that one as well.
Read on over here. The best of the pack appears to be the Apple AirPort Extreme Gigabit Ethernet, that product received a 8/10.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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