D-Link Goes Nutty For Draft-N

D-Link just refreshed its Draft-N routers and managed to actually make them attractive. The new $199 Xtreme N DIR-655 Gigabit Router promises to do everything a good N router should with all the faster speeds and extended range over 802.11g. But the company says it’s the “industry’s first Gigabit Draft N router” to use Quality of Service (QoS) Technology, which basically juggles data traffic so higher-bandwidth activities get priority—-good to have if you’re gaming or using a VoIP service over wireless.

Of course all this is meaningless unless you’re using Draft-N equipment on the other end as well, so D-Link also dropped Xtreme N notebook and desktop adapters, as well as a RangeBooster N USB dongle. Prices are $119, $141 and $149 respectively.

D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) [Product page]