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I know a good number of our frequent Mac-Forums posters & moderators recommend the D-Link DIR-655 router when we get a:

"What is the best Router?"...sort of thread.

Here's a special on the D-Link DIR-655 for $65 + free shipping:

Newegg.com - D-Link DIR-655 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2 Xtreme N Gigabit Wireless Router

Use coupon code "EMCYVYT26" to get the extra special price.

Just an FYI in case anyone was looking for a new router!

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I ordered one as soon as I got the email last night. It was too good of a deal to pass up, especially considering the last one I bought cost almost twice as much.


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I ordered one as soon as I got the email last night. It was too good of a deal to pass up, especially considering the last one I bought cost almost twice as much.
I knew you were one of the BIG recommenders of the DIR-655...how come you're getting a 2nd one?...another location?

Yes I saw that the original price back in 2006 was around $180.

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Excellent deal on a great router. I would get a 2nd one just to have in case some lightning strike killed the main one!

I might just order it.
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Excellent deal on a great router. I would get a 2nd one just to have in case some lightning strike killed the main one!

I might just order it.
That's what I'm thinking. Believe I paid about $150 for it not long after it came out.

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Update: It appears that the promo code listed above has expired. So the price is now $87.73 rather than $65 (but still has free shipping).

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I knew you were one of the BIG recommenders of the DIR-655...how come you're getting a 2nd one?...another location?

Yes I saw that the original price back in 2006 was around $180.

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Yea, my family recently managed to destroy theirs somehow (probably happened while the house was being renovated, because it looked like something heavy fell on it) so I gave them mine and I switched back to my WRT54GL since I didn't need a lot of range in my last apartment. However, I just moved into a bigger place and now I have more wireless devices that I like to stream video to, so I need an N router again and so this deal couldn't have come at a better time


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I got lazy yesterday (while trying to convince the wife) to purchase one. Decided I was going to order it this morning...and the promotion code was expired! Not all of our computers are "N" compatible...so that thru some doubt into the purchase decision.

The DIR-655 is around $83 on Amazon & $87 at Newegg...so I'll just wait for another good deal to surface.

I know that many folks will upgrade to a DIR-655 for it's "n" wireless abilities...but does anyone know if the "g" wireless abilities of the DIR-655 is any better than older "b/g" routers? If the DIR-655 has better wireless "g" performance (than my current b/g Netgear router)...that would make the purchase decision much easier....for our mixed "g/n" household.

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When I was living at home we had a few G devices. Overall, G performance may not have been that much of an improvement over our G router. However, the increased range certainly improved the connection quality at the further reaches of the house, so our G devices located in those areas performed better.


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When I was living at home we had a few G devices. Overall, G performance may not have been that much of an improvement over our G router. However, the increased range certainly improved the connection quality at the further reaches of the house, so our G devices located in those areas performed better.
Are you saying that maximum "g" throughput performance (maximum megabits/sec) didn't increase...but that "g" range improved with the DIR-655 (versus your families older "g" router)?

If so, that would seem to be an improvement. Of course I guess this would also depend on someone's existing "g" router performance.

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I can't say conclusively about performance since I never conducted any tests. However, I can say without a doubt that range for the G devices improved. The beauty of N routers if that you don't need N devices to take advantage of the range; B and G devices can enjoy the range but just at slower speeds than N.

Oh btw, I ordered this thing yesterday and it's already out for shipping. Now this is why I love Newegg


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