|Product||D-Link Xtreme N Duo Media Router DIR-855||D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router||Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router||Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router||SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N router|
|Price||$249.00 to $435.64||$110.00 to $303.59||$79.95 to $120.28||$46.22 to $270.68||$79.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3 stars||2 stars||2 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 30, 2007||Info unavailable||July 2, 2008||Info unavailable|
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The D-Link Xtreme N Duo Media Router DIR-855 is a stable performer with excellent Web interface. But because it comes in a bulky, old-school design, has a relatively short range, and carries a hefty price tag, consider waiting for the price to drop before investing in this router.
The D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router almost succeeds for home networking and hardcore gamers. It bears a few flaws, among which is a random reset during heavy load that might be the deal breaker.
Aside from its potentially worrisome heat output, the Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router is a networking dynamo with chart-topping performance and a sleek (maybe too sleek) design.
The WRT610N can satisfy both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless clients with its solid performance, great design, ease of use, and its ability to work as a network storage device when coupled with an external hard drive.
With a fair price, decent performance, and dead-simple setup, the SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricade N router is about as well-rounded a Draft N router as you'll find. It also boasts impressive range and a smart design. We strongly recommend it for general home use.
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