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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.

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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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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).

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