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D-link-dir-857.33879788
7.7 out of 10

D-Link DIR-857

Great Deal: $31.95

Reviews and Problems with D-Link DIR-857

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Overall 10
10

Perfect for the mulit-wireless user home

tom_lagesse, Ebay
14 April 2013
  • Summary: Had to replace my relatively new (one year old) Cisco (Linksys) router after it kept losing the connection and having to do a hard boot on the router every day. Decided to upgrade to the 900 dual band router to compete for bandwidth with my gamer son! I've been quite satisfied on it's performance thus far. Not locks, lag time, buffering, etc. when I watch Netflix through my wireless Blu-ray on TV. It is an outstanding router, and I will never use all of it's features.
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Overall 10
10

Great router for the money I couldn't beat it.

bshipley78, Ebay
10 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this router to replace my older dlink dir-655. What I like about this router is that it has a much further reach than my older dlink and the added band allows for faster video processing when watching Netflix and Hulu. No more interruptions just smooth streaming. How this one compares to others out there... It ranks amongst the top 5 routers currently to include the newer AC1750's that are out now.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Device I'm glad I purchased it.

2012heinrich1981, Ebay
10 March 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Don't like this router, going to get rid of it and go back to Linksys

deegee77476, Ebay
14 October 2012
  • Summary: Hard to set up, keeps dropping the signal on the 2.4 ghz band. Have to reboot the router to get it working again. This happens several times a week. Tech support was not able to cure the problem. Read a review on Cnet that recommended it but it has not lived up to their recommendation.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Won't stay connected on the 2.5ghz channel."

Doug1313, CNET
12 October 2012
  • Pros: Streaming video like Netflix seems to work well and I can still use two additional computers at the same time, most of the time, but of course they are slow.
  • Cons: Streaming video works well through wired connection while using one computer on the 5ghz channel and one on the 2.5ghz channel. Then the low frequency channel just drops out and I have to reboot the router to get it connected. Happens often.
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Overall 10
10

Great router, easy to setup.

varietalaccess, Ebay
9 September 2012
  • Summary: Paid $100 with free shipping for a manufacturer refurbished unit. For home use this router is excellent. Range is superior, antenna power dialed down to low and still have wi-fi from the street curb. Hardware and software are easy to install. Only two drawbacks - the WPS function is hard to configure, actually easier doing the traditional manual syncing and lastly there are a lot of features to this router and you will have to read the manual to navigate through the...
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Overall 4
4.0

"DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000"

fedcaptain, CNET
12 July 2012
  • Pros: Wifi works. USB 3.0
  • Cons: Latestfirmware. Media server 500gb max of content avail to LED SmartTv's/Sony Hulu box. Using 3tb Seagate USB3.0 ext hdd. SharePort-horribly organizes files into one list. Doesn't see folders and figure out organizational structures.Vids,Music,Pics
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Karl G., ECost
6 May 2012
  • Summary: We are a very heavy internet using family. 3 XBOXes, Netflix streaming, plus our smartphones, regular internet browsing and Ooma Telo VOIP. I also have a wireless N print server (Zonet ZPW4000)that's very finicky about the router it connects...
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Overall 9
9.0

"stable, USB 3.0 is Fast!, dual bands work well together"

dlpanak, CNET
22 April 2012
  • Pros: *rock stable for 9 connected devices in home network *both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz work well with excellent speed and balance *USB 3.0 is FAST! *IPV6 ready *extensive menus and configuration options *HDTV movies streamed with glitches
  • Cons: *onboard clock is glitchy (without NTP server enabled) *every change requested a router re-boot, taking 60sec minimum. *5.0GHz range not quite as good as 2.4GHz range *a little pricey (>$200)
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Overall 10
10

"Greatest router since the DGL-4500 and DIR-825"

FURRYNUTZ, CNET
17 April 2012
  • Pros: Stable, Solid, flexible and dependable. Easy to set up and use. Great for gaming, streaming and handling large traffic platforms. Great heat dissipation and ventilation. USB 3.0 Supporting.
  • Cons: Possible QoS issue on ISP up-links higher than 2Mb. Dlink is aware and reviewing. No external antenna connection abilities. No WiFi or PC LAN connection status LED.
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