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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 4
4.0

disappointed

Greg Marczak, Amazon
1 February 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 4
4.0

Shotty connection to media devices

Matt Marquess, Amazon
16 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this router to create better performance for all the streaming media I use for my computer and my PS3. I bought it specifically for dual band capabilities and now I wish I hadn't, as I"m rarely running both at once.
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't work

M. A., Amazon
16 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 3
3.0

Won't stay connected on the 2.5ghz channel.

Doug1313, CNET
12 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Amazing router, when it works

shungoku, Amazon
9 September 2012
  • Summary: I had initially purchased the DIR-857 right at launch to replace my aging DGL-4500 gaming router. The DGL-4500 is a champ but the wireless range is awful for my 3600 sq ft home, so I decided to give the new top tier dlink router a try.
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Overall 4
4.0

DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000

fedcaptain, CNET
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Overall a good router. It is pricey- for such poor media server abilities. I think they should really work out these problems. DLink support Tier 1 and 2 have absolutely no clue how to support their own products. Tier 3 tried to call me once. No follow up calls beyond that.
  • 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 4
4.0

Good Router When Complete

C. Beard, Amazon
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this router as a replacement for my Netgear WNDR 3700, which was a workhorse. I have network attached storage to this router, but the hard drive is failing, so I wanted an alternative.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
9 September 2014
  • Excerpt: пользуюсь пока всего день, пересел на него с Zyxel Keenetic Giga II у которого все было хорошо. Субъективно DIR-857 заметно резвее открывает странички (провайдер МТС). Обновил прошивку на 1.03 - как висла web-морда, так и виснет. С прошивками конечно беда.
  • Pros: довольно шустрый, довольно стабильный
  • Cons: сырые прошивки, виснет web-интерфейс (причем виснет конкретно), светодиоды очень яркие
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Overall 4
4.0

Маршрутизатор D-Link DIR-857

Xakepph, dns shop
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Воодушевившись железячными характеристиками сего девайса, взял его не задумываясь. После чего получил два дня головной боли по настройке. Ещё день тестирования передачи сигнала, как по WiFi и LAN, так и по USB 3.0. Беготню в сервис центр D-link... и это за такие деньги.
  • Pros: 1. Качество сборки на высоте. 2. ОЧЕНЬ скоростной при сёрфинге в интернете. 3. Достойная доставка сигнала по dual-band WiFi сети. 4. Греется в меру.
  • Cons: 1. На данный момент существует всего две прошивки v.1.00 и v.1.01 (и то, только Beta), причём обе международные, отсюда вытекающие минусы. 2. Очень медленно (на уровне дешевых D-link роутеров) происходит сохранение настроек. 3. Нет Dual-Access (в сервис центре развели руками и просили ждать возмо...
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Overall 3
3.0

Ganska dålig

Corniz, Prisjakt
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Rekommenderas ej om du är IT-kunnig/expert. Absoluta nackdelarna för mig är att man måste starta om den efter minsta lilla ändring....det är oerhört irriterande och kombinerat med att jag har servrar hemma som är beroende av dynamiska DNS-inställningarna så blir det ett långt glapp i DNS'en efter...
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