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D-Link DIR-857
7.6 out of 10

D-Link DIR-857

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DIR-857

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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 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 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 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 2
2.0

could not make it work

Robert W. Ellis "robbiewrites", Amazon
21 June 2013
  • Summary: and the tech support was non existent...had to send it back. No more D-Link equipment...for me. Still using the old slow linksys..
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away

Cihancan C., Newegg
14 June 2013
  • Pros: not much pros relly
  • Cons: This router by far the worst router i ve ever owned. I got this router because I was very happy with dir 655. I tried any configuration and always upgraded my firmware when its available. No improvements so far. I can tell you without doubt that this router doesnt worth the money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Trouble

gary v., Newegg
4 June 2013
  • Summary: When l spend this kind of money for a router, I expect it to work for years. I had problems configuring this out of the box. Now, 10 months later, I read reviews that describe my exact problems... the thing only intermittently connects, If you think D-Link support has got it together, you are wrong.
  • Pros: ok when it works
  • Cons: drops connections, won’t connect wifi and ethernet simultaneously
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Overall 2
2.0

junk

BRUCE S., Newegg
4 May 2013
  • Summary: Forget the instructions!!!!
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: OK, had a DIR-657 and while the cable tech was installing a new modem as a upgrade he informed me I should upgrade my router. Since installing the dir857 my Android devices wont see my network media server to upload our photos and vids anymore. My myPS3 has a slower connection and inconsistent sp...
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Overall 2
2.0

The worst D-link router I have ever had!!

Judy L., Amazon
1 May 2013
  • 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.
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