Belkin N+ Wireless Router comparison

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Belkin N+ Wireless Router

Belkin N+ Wireless Router
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D-Link HD Media Router 1000

D-Link HD Media Router 1000
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D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router

D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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Price $199 at 1 store $24 to $127 at 3 stores $24 to $37 at 4 stores $26 to $199 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 198 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date October 29, 2008 January 06, 2011 January 09, 2012 April 09, 2012
The Bottom Line The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag. The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655. The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
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Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
2.4 GHz
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Routing Protocol Static IP routing
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
UPnP
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
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Network / Transport Protocol ICMP/IP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
DHCP
DNS
FTP
PPPoE
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.4 in x 6 in x 1.1 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Data Link Protocol Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
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Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
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Product Description Belkin N+ Wireless Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
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Weight Info unavailable 12.1 oz
8.7 oz
0.7 lbs
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Apple MacOS X 10.x
Apple MacOS 8.x
Apple MacOS 9.x
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
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Features DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Access Point operational mode
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
MIMO technology
Dynamic IP address assignment
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
SNTP support
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
IPv6 support
SharePort Technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
D-Link Green Technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Traffic Control
URL filtering
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
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Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
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