Summary: If you don’t value the greater speed, Netgear’s WNR834B is basically the same router, but with a 10/100Mb/s Ethernet switch. Its $115 street price is about $25 cheaper than that of the WNR854T. We dig the WNR854T for its good looks, its Gigabit switch, and its screamin’ speed at close range. But if you need coverage over a wide area, D-Link’s DIR-655 is the better choice.
Pros: Super-speedy at close range. Gigabit switch. Shiny.
Cons: Speed drops at distance; unclear mode options. Less range than others.