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8.2 out of 10

D-Link DIR-827

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Overall 7

D-Link DIR-827 Amplifi HD Media Router 2000

27 January 2012
  • Summary: The D-Link DIR-827 is a very good true dual-band router that needs a firmware upgrade so it can live up to its potential.
  • Pros: The D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 2000 DIR-827 is a true dual-band router that offers USB 3.0 and an HD Fuel feature that automatically prioritizes Internet traffic for HD media streaming, VoIP applications, and gaming. The router also comes with a good set of other features that are available with other D-Link routers, such as SharePort Plus, guest networking, and OpenDNS parental controls.
  • Cons: The D-Link DIR-827's firmware is a little buggy. The router doesn't support the 450Mbps Wi-Fi standard, and its performance on the 2.4GHz band could use some improvement.
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Overall 7

D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827)

PC Magazine
21 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The hardware makes the DIR-827 a fast dual-band router, but issues with software and throughput at range leave room for improvement.
  • Pros: Excellent throughput at shorter ranges. Loaded with features. SD card reader and USB port.
  • Cons: Throughput drops significantly with distance. Some software setup issues. Long reboots required for many configuration changes.
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