D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme Draft 802.11n Router

D-Link's jumping into the Draft 802.11n pool with the DIR-655 Xtreme N router, which has three antennas that are, coincidentally enough, not used for MIMO. The router is supposed to be the first Gigabit Draft N router that has "Intelligent Wireless Quality of Service" technology to prioritize bandwidth, meaning your VoIP calls are of higher priority than your BitTorrent traffic.

The router supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2, but is also backwards compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g as well. Compared to the Linksys WRT350N Gigabit Draft N router, we'll have to say the lack of MIMO and missing network storage puts this below Linksys' offering. However, the DIR-655 router is available now and for only $199, whereas Linksys' router has no price and no availability information.

Press Release [D-Link via eHomeUpgrade]