updated 01:10 pm EDT, Fri October 28, 2005
Apple tops router survey
Apple wireless routers received this years of 8.9 in a survey on home networking routers. "This is especially noteworthy given that, in general, wired routers outscore wireless," the survey noted, according to PC Magazine. The average overall rating for wireless routers was 7.8, up 0.2 from last year. The survey suggests that part of Apple's high ratings may stem from ease of setup, because Apple routers tend to be connected to "simpler-to-do-everything Macs." Both Apple and Linksys earned Readers' Choices for wireless routers, and with the exception of Apple, wired routers received higher ratings on both overall rating and reliability.