Conclusion: D-Link's DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000 is marketed as a router built for multimedia streaming, but lower-than-average throughput will disqualify it for high-definition streaming for many users.
Pros: Unique features such as IPV6 firewall and CAPTCHA login. USB printer and device sharing. Fairly easy setup.
Cons: Expensive. Mediocre throughput. Too few LEDs.
Summary: The aforementioned quality-of-service features come courtesy of Ubicom, which has long delivered the best automatic QoS tools in the industry. If you want to tweak these settings on your own, D-Link provides 10 sets of controls for doing so. Perhaps a firmware update will change our opinion of the DIR-657, but we can’t recommend this product in its current state.
Excerpt: Wireless routers perform a few simple tasks to ensure all your PCs, laptops and mobile devices and gadgets have access to a working wireless network. When a networking company releases a new product, it usually brings incremental changes rather than an attempt at reinventing the wheel. D-Link’s latest router, the D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000 , has small improvements in most areas over previous D-Link models.
Excerpt: Model: D-Link DIR-657 Supplier: D-Link MSRP: $149.99 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Garret Date: January 16, 2012 D-Link has always been a top competitor in the consumer router market, they offer great products that range from “average Joe” models to high end power user models, the DIR-657 is another introduction to D-Link’s high end router line.
Pros: Gigabit LAN and WAN ports, HD Fuel
Cons: No 5ghz Radio, No 3, Features don’t justify price
Summary: The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655.
Pros: The D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 offers good throughput performance, stable wireless signal, and an Internet-based Parental Control feature. The router incorporates a SD card slot, has an intuitive and responsive Web interface, and supports IPv6, Gigabit Ethernet, guest networking, and an extensive set of networking features.
Cons: The DIR-657 doesn't feature dual-band and has a short wireless range.
Excerpt: Este router está orientado al uso en entornos donde se compartan contenidos multimedia de un modo habitual.
Pros: Diseño estilizado sin antenas, Conexiones Gigabit Ethernet, Servidor multimedia compatible con DLNA, Puerto USB y lector de tarjetas SD, Optimización de los parámetros QoS para conexiones multimedia
Cons: Solo utiliza la banda de 2,4 GHz, Velocidad de conexión que se reduce demasiado, Tiene pocos indicadores LED de estado