I actually have a WNDR 3800 on order from Amazon, and was quite excited about it until I read the review of the latest Apple AirPort Extreme on Anandtech this morning (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4577/a...faster-wifi-/1
). As the devices on the WiFi side of our network are almost exclusively Apple products (a 2010-era mac, a 2011-era mac, a couple of iPhone 4s, and a HP OfficeJet MFP), this review really has me wondering if maybe I should have chosen the AirPort Extreme over the WNDR 3800.
1) We live in a neighborhood of single family homes, but it's pretty compact--I can see 5 or 6 of my neighbors's WiFi networks
2) We back up via Time Machine to an old mac (set up as a server) connected to the wired side of the router
3) Other than Time Machine, our 3 most bandwidth-intensive uses are to run Skype calls, run an AT&T Microcell, and stream Netflix.
4) If we had to choose, we'd probably choose 10% greater range in the back yard--maybe 80 feet or so from the base station, through a few walls--over 10% greater speed. (If that makes any sense.)
Now, I completely realize that the WNDR hasn't been tested/properly reviewed yet, but I'm wondering if any of you might have any opinions about the best way to go. Should I switch my order to the AirPort Extreme?