Wireless N Gigabit Routers

As a network concept for a potential change in network hardware, to more fully utilize available client systems, the idea of a gigabit router was proposed, and doing one with Wireless N support seemed like a great idea. My question on this topic is now, who designs these things?

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These things look like spacecraft and are a little intimidating. The projections from the side/top of the things are the biggest issue, but since when are routers black, especially shiny black? I guess one will match my new PC.


The router I am currently looking at is this:


Its a Netgear and looks like a textbook, but I can deal with that. My only concern is the lack of any visible antennae… which I have been told are quite important for the operation of a wireless device.