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D-link-dir-657.33912628
6.8 out of 10

D-Link DIR-657

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DIR-657

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Overall 4
4.0

save your money , go with a netgear or syslink or better

tarasmith77, Ebay
7 November 2014
  • Summary: upgrade the firmware manually searching for it by going to dlink's site if you buy it.....or you wont be able to use it after that smash it with a hammer...... save your money, buy a different brand all together. I own this one AND DIR-655.. The DIR-655 is better than this one.....
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Overall 4
4.0

It does it job but there are not many configurable ...

Eric, Amazon
19 October 2014
  • Summary: It does it job but there are not many configurable options. For example, I cannot get into bridge mode and sometimes my signal gets dropped or really slow. I'm not getting the gigabit speeds as I would expect.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad router... good customer service

Jasmine Bath, Amazon
11 October 2014
  • Summary: this router sucks. it always freaks out and we get "connection timeout" notices and sometimes we can find the network, but get no internet service. The customer service is good tho. When it breaks, you will at least be able to get your internet back in ~15 minutes. ref no.
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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 4
4.0

Doesn't keep the wireless connection up without rebooting every so often

Lisandro E. Roque, Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: Bought this one to replace the same that kept dropping the wireless connecting and had to be re-booted to bring it back. Guess what, this one does the same, waste of my money both of them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Drops connections several times a day

Christopher, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: It worked fine at first, then it started dropping the connections once a day, so I plugged it into a timer and rebooted it at night. Now it has to be rebooted 3 or 4 times a day. Can't recommend.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

KEVIN C., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: Never saw any n speeds over my n150 routers. USB media port was nice while it worked, after 4 months total failure, you get what you pay for, was too good to be true for price.
  • Pros: great specs, gigabit ethernet, usb media port
  • Cons: Flakey connection until failure, often needed rebooting
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Overall 4
4.0

didn't want to believe the reviews but now I do...

Joe J., Newegg
5 July 2013
  • Summary: The WiFi takes forever to connect ever since I added this thing to my network, there must be something wrong with the DHCP server part or something. The radio also kinda sucks I did get decent range in my home but it's not consistent, seems to go up and down even when I'm sitting still. I disabled it and the other access point still takes a long time to connect. I checked all the settings and can't find what could possibly be wrong.
  • Pros: Low profile Gigabit Ethernet Easy to set up internet connection with it
  • Cons: WiFi takes forever to connect It feels really cheap. I know electronics have gotten smaller but GEEZ they really put the minimum into this product. Ethernet ports don't have the metal things, only two lights, no status lights for each port.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disabled everything but Wireless

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2013
  • Summary: My previous review gave it one star: the device simply did not work on my home network. Another hour later, I found the instructions for simplifying this "media streaming" device to be a wireless AP. Which is all I needed. I am sorry for this follow-up review; I could not figure out how to simply edit my previous review.
  • Pros: Active and helpful D-Link community. I hope that this forum post can help other NewEgg customers -- I wasted hours of work before I discovered this simple setup. http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0
  • Cons: Buggy web configuration is very complex and locked me out of my initial setup. Multiple resets of this device later, I learned to approach it with humility.
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Overall 4
4.0

Major disappointment. Will not buy D-Link again.

keepinalive, Ebay
15 May 2013
  • Summary: Out of the box, this item had difficulty setting up. After a call to support it was up wired but there were problems with wireless. 2 additional days of support, updating firmware, changing settings, etc. support told me that the item will not send wireless signal through interference. Their definition of interference is sheetrock, glass, air, etc.
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