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    Need a new router--please help!
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    I am about to purchase an Apple TV. I already have a newer Macbook Pro and Xbox 360 that I will be connecting to a router. I am looking for a 802.11n. Now, I am debating between a Linksys, a Belkin, and the Apple Extreme. I am starting to read that the Extreme doesn't work that well with the Xbox 360, so I thought I would come here for input to see what people are using. Any help is appreciated.

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    I have a D-Link DIR-655, which is a higher-end N-based router and it is absolutely awesome. I was a big Linksys person, but gave this one a shot based on great reviews from just about everyone. I would highly recommend it - they run around $120.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Wow....that thing looks like it flies. Thanks, I am going to have to get one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggity View Post
    Wow....that thing looks like it flies. Thanks, I am going to have to get one now.
    It does indeed. I know a number of others (bobtomay, Kash) have that router and they have said very positive things about it. It's also wall-mountable (a big plus to me) and the range is outstanding. It also has a built-in USB print server, which is cool too.

    Maximum PC and CNET both did comparisons against the other high-end n-based routers and it came out on top in just about every test. The only one that I've seen rated slightly better is the Linksys WRT600N, but that's really pricey ($250 or so) - and it's mostly because it's dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz).
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Sweet. Thanks again for your help. Can't wait to pick this up later on today.

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