Excerpt: Netgear’s WNR854T was faster than any other router in this roundup in our close-range tests, lost the least amount of potency while running WEP security, and came in second in our 40-foot test, bested by D-Link’s DIR-655. But Netgear’s entry was several times slower than D-Link’s in our 150-foot test. (See page 70 for benchmark details.) The WNR854T also lacks the DIR-655’s ample provisions for manually tweaking quality-of-service settings.
Pros: Super-speedy at close range. Gigabit switch. Shiny.
Cons: Speed drops at distance; unclear mode options. Less range than others.