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.
Excerpt: D-Link markets this single-band (2.4GHz) router as particularly well suited for gaming and media streaming, and it is endowed with very good quality-of-service features, but QoS can’t magically render the 2.4GHz frequency band any less crowded. And given our relatively pristine test environment, the best word to describe the DIR-657’s range and TCP throughput is pathetic.