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Reid Kistler
11-07-2010, 02:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/router_roundup_we_review_7_top-tier_routers' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...op-tier_routers</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"You've been getting by with the cheapie router you bought two years ago, so why should you upgrade now? In a word: Performance. And features. Oh, sorry. That's two words. We looked at a host of budget offerings in <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/reining_router_rabblesix_80211n_routers_reviewed" target="_blank">our last router roundup</a> (February 2010) and didn't find much to get excited about. This time, we asked seven manufacturers to send us the best consumer routers in their stables regardless of price tags."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1289091455.usr19541.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>If you are in the market for a Wireless N router, MaximumPC.com has taken a look at 7 "top-tier" models, and assigned overall scores ranging from 5 to 9 (presumably on a 10-point scale!). Also included is a summary of each model's features, plus and minus points, as well as several charts showing "real world" performance under a variety of conditions. The article wraps up with a brief look at several new wireless developments, including WiGig and Wi-Fi Direct, which might at least help you to decide whether to hold off your purchase decision pending some new functionality.</p>