Summary: I have used D-Link routers exclusively for at least 15-20 years. The last two that I had were the DGL-4300 and the DGL-4500. With both of these, they almost never had to be restarted and worked flawlessly.
Summary: The router I recieved slowed to a crawl and dropped packets when a modem was attached. Didn't work. The other down side that the whole purpose of purchasing this router was for the HD Fuel which doesn't work if your upload is faster than 2Mb. Thats just not exceptable.
Summary: My other router (and old Linksys) still worked but it kept resetting itself and I got tired of having to re-enter all of the security stuff. This router sounded great because I stream video a lot. It turns out that it is more trouble than the old one. I have to reboot the router at least once a day.
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.
Horrible, Worst ever, Run away, buy something else!!
3 October 2012
Summary: I ordered this product after reading lots of reviews and since most reviews about the DIR 857 media router were positive, I decided to order it. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER! It worked a couple days but then started dropping the connection regularly. Now I know, don't listen to support and keep trying.
Summary: It's easy to get lost reading reviews of routers these days. For every positive review you read on a router, there are just as many passionately negative reviews for that same router. Eventually you just have to pick one and hope for the best.
Summary: I have had extensive use of this product for over a month and I am impressed! It was sticky initially configuring the device. I ended up having to update the firmware on the router before I could get anywhere with configuring the device to work. After that I have no complaints.
Summary: This is the worst router I have ever had. I have simple uses for it and you never know if it's going to work or not. I have had it for 5 months. My desktop is next to my cable modem. 4 or 5 times a week it cannot connect to the internet. Sometimes in the same session I must reboot it more than once.
Good wireless router - just make sure you have the latest firmware!
Richard C. Drew, Amazon
3 October 2012
Summary: There are other reviews here with some fantastic information and troubleshooting help - if you're having problems, read them (I did!) After updating the firmware this works flawlessly. Setup was easy. The DIR-857 was designed for anyone to use and install.
Summary: Couldn't get 3 phones, 2 dish hoppers, 3 joeys, a desktop, 2 laptops, 1 tablet, and 1 kindel to consistantly stay connected with my old D-link router. This set up quickly and everything works perfrectly now., with strong signals. What else can I say.