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D-Link DIR-857
7.4 out of 10

D-Link DIR-857

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DIR-857

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Overall 6
6.0

Its an ok router.

Ryan R., Newegg
21 March 2015
  • Pros: It was cheap when I bought it. It was selling for 179.99. Not sure why its not considered an over 289.00 dollar router. I dont get it. Why did this thing jump over 100.00 in price? It is a fairly fast router Ill give it that. Design isnt too bad either. Dlink setup is its usual easy to handle aff...
  • Cons: expensive. There are much better options out there for the money. It runs HOT. I added a retired pc case fan that I spliced into a former AC adaptor outlet plug. It would get hot enough that the wifi would just flat out die. Adding the fan helped. If you are having issues. It may be getting too h...
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Overall 2
2.0

Giving Up

emile h., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Summary: This is an update to my August review. This situation is irritating because I still have a D-Link AP and a pair of switches in my configuration. I tried to stick with this since I am an OCD techie and a cheap skate but I can't spend 30 minutes every two days resetting a router, fiddling with...
  • Pros: This ran excellently for a few months...
  • Cons: I am finally giving up. This was D-Link's top router for a while but it is too much of a headache. Besides the inability to connect to Apple products, now the 2.4 Ghz band is becoming erratic with laptops as well as the phones and iPads. I must constantly (every two days or so) disconnect and rec...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent -easy setup

mikal5_fl, Ebay
7 September 2014
  • Summary: Got this for my daughter's apartment, needed a high bandwidth WiFi router for school and play. easy set up (daughter did it her self) her and room mate both use Apple laptops, iPhone and Android cell.
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Overall 2
2.0

Difficult to install properly.

1thecountrygirl, Ebay
21 August 2014
  • Summary: I always bought a D-Link router since needing one because it always worked well and it was easy to install BUT I won't ever again purchase another D-Link. First of all my last D-Link router lasted less than 6 months. It was great while it lasted. I have tried 3 days to get this one to work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Really disappointed

emile h., Newegg
1 August 2014
  • Pros: Wired throughput is fast. When it works, wireless is pretty fast also.
  • Cons: I must reboot this approx. every other day to connect Apple devices to it wirelessly. I have tried every combination of WPA/WPA2 on this and it craps out on my iPhones and iPads. It also happens on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. I am at the latest firmware v1.4.I have researched everything from ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Drew, Amazon
5 April 2014
  • Summary: D-link makes a terrible router. Don't connect more than a couple devices or it will perform poorly. I would buy anything but this router again.
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointed

Greg Marczak, Amazon
31 January 2014
  • Summary: I have bought D-link for years, never had a problem. I ran the installation CD and it kept reporting I had to cancel and restart and then re-insert the CD. When I did that, process just repeated. Frustrating. So I went into the router settings.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dlink needs work in their customer service department

Elizabeth T. Whitney "Lizard", Amazon
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Bought this router because of the good reviews. It worked great for about a year then it suddenly dropped one hard wired line out of the three. I spent a great deal of time trying to fix the computer that had the dropped line since none of the other two had a problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not good

Denice Fuller, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: My computer guy and myself read about this item and it did not work for us bad investment no use for
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Overall 10
10

Great customer Service

Greg Becker, Amazon
18 September 2013
  • Summary: I have had this router for 9 months without complaint. After the ninth month it stopped working so I called the help line and Carlos (agent# AR00429) was able to walk me through the steps to get the router back up and running.
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