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Wireless N Routers

I purchased a DLink Xtreme N router (DIR655) from Circuit City for $100. Reviews I've read on it are pretty positive, but I'm curious as to what features a more expensive router has over this. For example, the Apple Airport Extreme and some Linksys model are pushing $200. What makes them better?

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What makes them better?

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Name. Marketing. Fluff.

I have the DIR-655 and am totally satisfied. I also have a Linksys WRT350N that has died. Linksys replaced it under warranty but it's still in the box.

Which is better, Ford or Chevy?

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N routers

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Airport is for Macintosh. Sounds like you got a fair deal plus, D link is easier to set up I think you did fine.

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