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D-link-dir-657.33912628
7.7 out of 10

D-Link DIR-657

Great Deal: $36.99

Reviews and Problems with D-Link DIR-657

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Overall 2
2.0

Never agian, D-link

Rene Anduray, Amazon
6 days ago
  • Summary: At first I was impressed with this router; the performance coupled with the sleek design was very appealing. But that did not last very long. About 1 1/2 months into owning this device the troubles began. It would drop my mobile devices connection multiple times a day. The incessant rebooting of this router (2-3 times per day) is just ridiculous. Its range is also to laugh at.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never again, D-link

Rene Anduray, Amazon
6 days ago
  • Summary: At first I was impressed with this router; the performance coupled with the sleek design was very appealing. But that did not last very long. About 1 1/2 months into owning this device the troubles began. It would drop my mobile devices connection multiple times a day. The incessant rebooting of this router (2-3 times per day) is just ridiculous. Its range is also to laugh at.
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Overall 4
4.0

Incredibly underpowered and underperforming

FeRD617, CNET
16 August 2014
  • Summary: The precipitous drop in the price of this thing since its release should tell people everything they need to know about it, far more so than its high reviewer rating or its (inexplicable) inclusion on C|Net's "Best Cheap Routers of 2014" list. This dog is anything but.
  • Pros: Cheap gigabit
  • Cons: Cheap, period.
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Overall 6
6.0

With a few modifications, it can be an amazing router for the price.

aceomac1, Ebay
30 March 2014
  • Summary: I got this router for a steal at $20.00 but, it does have it share of issues. The WiFi would be visible, but wireless devices were unable to connect until the router was restarted. This happened about 4 times a day. I was able to fix this by installing firmware 1.2 beta form D-Link's website. This router doesn't support DD-WRT. Another issue was that the router had a pretty short range. My garage was a dead zone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Keep looking.

budman828, Ebay
27 March 2014
Overall 10
10

It is awesome, glad I found it and bought it here, saved me more than $100.

pmoberfell, Ebay
23 August 2013
  • Summary: Great value, runs well, does an awesome job. I would recommend it to everyone who wants faster, more readily available access to multiple devices and looking for speed. Same equipment at Best Buy or Office Depot over $100. Great savings at less than half the cost.
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Overall 2
2.0

This wireless router has been our worst nightmare.

BonkersTheClown, CNET
19 June 2013
  • Summary: The problems we've had with the DIR-657 are apparently due to assigning the same IP to multiple devices. Even after reserving/assigning the IP to each specific device (D-Link version of static IP I presume) in the router settings and upgrading the firmware via the D-Link website, it still keeps happening. Connectivity drops several times a day. Sometimes it's just some of the devices in the house, other times its all of them.
  • Pros: Well ... it is a wireless router. When it's working it does do what wireless routers are supposed to do I guess ...
  • Cons: This thing drops connectivity to everything many times on any given day. That is the only consistent thing about it.
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE

rickp71614, Ebay
10 June 2013
Overall 10
10

Excellent

yuba1961, Ebay
10 June 2013
  • Summary: I had to change my old router for faster and stable, with good speed, in this I found everything I was looking for, also with good coverage and share files in digital memories, excellent product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not get Netflix!

1hulagirl1, Ebay
9 June 2013
  • Summary: I purchased D-Link because the box said "lets you watch Netflix and Vudu" because of HD Fuel Technology blah blah. Very misleading because the company and my cable company said not so. So......I have a 'tried to hook up D-Link' back in the box wondering what it's good for. I replaced a blu-ray wih a smart blu-ray for 5X as much which accomplished the Netlix thing. I also purchased a high-end wireless router for the wireless capabilities.
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