I bought an Apple Airport Extreme a few weeks ago and so far I am liking it. I recommend that you consider it.
answered Mar 07 '11 at 21:25
All you need is something that comes with the gigabyte connections and that's gonna be something with the 1000 number not the 10/100 but 10/100/1000. As far as signal you need to know if you use A,B,G or N.
answered Mar 08 '11 at 01:29
I used a D-Link DIR-655, and though it's not an optical router, it does have "dual band wireless N" support which can increase the speeds of your 802.11n wireless adapters if they support dual-band use. It can also support b/g/n wireless all at once, but it'll repurpose one of the bands so you won't get insane speeds for your N computers.
It has a 5-port gigabit switch on it, plus a USB port so you can hook up hard drives and printers through it. Note: Multiple computers can't access the hard drives/printers at the same time, just one at a time. The "B" version of the router may be a bit better with that but I'm not sure.
(PS- If you get the A version, consider not upgrading the firmware on it. The firmware above the one it ships from the factory with has led people to rebooting their router multiple times a day sometimes. More info in D-link's forums.)
answered Mar 08 '11 at 15:21