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D-link-dir-657.33912628
8.0 out of 10

D-Link DIR-657

Great Deal: $36.99

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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 6
6.0

new firmware out

Chris W., Newegg
25 April 2013
  • Summary: there is new firmware released 4/18/3013, loaded it and now waiting to see if it helped the frequent wireless disconect's
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: poor wireless with cell phones, disconnect's alot
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Overall 6
6.0

Spend the extra money and get quality equipment. Stay away from this.

sprintexecutive, Ebay
18 April 2013
  • Summary: When it works as claimed it is great but it can lose wi-fi for no reason. I reset it and it does fine for a while then it loses it again. Could be a Q/C issue. But for 20 bucks it was worth a shot. You get what you pay for. For my money go get a Cisco system or something other than D-Link. It works great hard wired but I don't need hard wired. I bought it for wi-fi and there it falls short...
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Overall 6
6.0

Inexpensive, Many Features, but Media Streaming Problems

Michael T., Newegg
17 March 2013
  • Summary: The router has a great case design. It is nice looking, easy to install, and unobtrusive. The price is amazingly low for the speed, capabilities. If it works for you, no doubt you will love it. However, we disliked the lack of LAN indicator lights and lack of LAN port checks in the web interface.
  • Pros: Installs simply with software disk, experts can log in and use wizards. Our install detected a bad network cable, very cool. The DIR-657 has 4x LAN and 1x WAN 1Gbps ports, and wireless rated for 300Mbps IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11n/g. We measured a WAN Uplink Speed of 1042Kbps (1MB/sec) on the WAN connected to Cable and Broadband network. Our first speedtest.net on wired LAN client was 113ms ping, 5.05 Mbps down, 0.93 Mbps upload (good for our area). At first the r...
  • Cons: Basically two (2) major flaws. **First, there are no indicator lights for the 4 LAN ports, and no method in the web interface to check nor test LAN ports. **Second, Media Streaming over Wi-Fi continued to lock up our router requiring a complete power down reset. Also, the router locked up completely while copying large files over Wi-Fi.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK but has issues

Kenton G., Newegg
13 March 2013
  • Summary: If this router was without issues it probably would not have been on sale (88% off). So with that in mind - I got the latest firmware and was prepared to use a limited feature set. I was happy that the USB sharedport worked for my external drive, because that was the main reason I bought it. After the initial configuration fight that you always have I am happy with the performance. It seems faster that my last router.
  • Pros: Feature set is nice, USB shareport, Gigabit network ports...
  • Cons: Is not dual band ( I can live with that ).
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Overall 6
6.0

nice looking

NAMDIEN L., Newegg
26 February 2013
  • Summary: My two cents: don't buy if you want to use either "N mode only" or "mix G and N mode"
  • Pros: Nice flat wireless router. Work well in G mode only. Fit right on my book case.
  • Cons: Can't use mix g and N mode. router keep drop connection every 4-5 hours. Not sure why. Didn't bother to call customer service since google search indicate it will be a waste of time.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Carl_B, NCIX.com
22 November 2011
  • Summary: I i would have known that the SD-Card slot was read-only, i would probably not be influence and i would have bought the dir-655 instead at 79.99$ instead of this one at 115$. Similar features and similar performance and a read-only card does not justify the difference in price. Be aware !!!
  • Pros: Good router. A lot of firewalls rules to configure for parental access
  • Cons: The SD Card slot is READ-ONLY
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

D-Link DIR-657 Router

mshifi, arukereso.hu
17 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Gyártó neve, 300Mbit MIMO, USB csatlakozás, garancia 2 év.
  • Pros: A hardver kivitelezése minőséget mutat.
  • Cons: A belső antenna rendkívül gyenge jelerősséget produkál, gyenge firmware támogatás, USB kapcsolat maximális sebességes 4-5 MB/s kevés a HD tartalomhoz.
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