Summary: With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market.
Pros: The D-Link DIR-655 offers decent throughput performance and stable wireless signal. The router has an intuitive and responsive Web interface, support for Gigabit Ethernet and guest networking, and an extensive set of networking features.
Cons: The DIR-655 doesn't have dual-band support. Its SharePort USB port can work with only one computer at a time.
Summary: For the majority of the testing of this router, I have it hooked up as a secondary access point in my network. That is why on the statistics screenshot below you don't see any real WAN traffic.
Pros: Faster performance than Wireless G networks, Integrates seamlessly with mixed networks, Router has modern, sleek appearance, QoS, Port Forwarding, Virtual Server and Firewall settings in abundance
Cons: Performance nowhere close to rated speed, A bit pricey
Conclusion: Colorful, informative, and detailed product packaging will help clear the air of any potential confusion shoppers may have regarding D-Link DIR-655 when they pull it off of store shelves.
Pros: Extremely fast throughput, Excellent wireless range, Gigabit LAN ports, Convenient mounting accessories, Windows Connect Now USB port, High-quality construction, Durable antennas, Attractive black & white finish
Cons: Price is above average, Poor cooling ventilation, Legacy 2.4GHz frequency range, Included patch cable is old CAT 5 standard
Summary: Today we are going to check out the D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit router (DIR-655) - a draft 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g. A great choice for a small office due to its network security options, QoS, and remote administration tools.
Pros: Good speed, Stylish exterior design, Excellent help system, Good implementation of VPN connections, Good support for QoS, Wi-Fi Alliance certification, Wide administration opportunities
Cons: Low functionality of the USB port, Impractical surface material, Poor thermal contact of the heatsinks with the components they cool, Gets very hot at work, Imperfect web-interface structure, Too bright indicators