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D-Link DIR-657

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D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router

15 February 2014
Overall 5

D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000

PC Magazine
29 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6

D-Link DIR-657 Review

maximum pc
8 November 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Ubicom QoS engine; DLNA certification; SD card slot; USB port.
  • Cons: 2.4GHz radio only; very slow TCP throughput; terrible range.
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Overall 8
Value for money 6
Features 8
Performance 8

D-Link HD Media Router 1000

30 October 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: While the DIR-657 offers enough performance for HD streaming, it struggles when it comes to range.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

PC Advisor
7 April 2012
  • 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.
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D-Link DIR-657 Wireless-N Router

Maximum CPU
16 January 2012
  • 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
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Overall 7
Features 8
Performance 7
Customer support 6

D-Link HD Media Router 1000

20 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9
Value for money 9

Router inalámbrico D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router

PC Actual
12 April 2012
  • 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
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D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router review

10 October 2011