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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Summary: Overall a good router. It is pricey- for such poor media server/ media sharing 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. You can log into it over the internet.
Cons: I have the latest firmware. Media Server only sees 500gb max of content and shares it to LED SmartTv's/Sony Hulu box. I'm using 3tb Seagate USB3.0 ext hdd. SharePort-horribly organizes files into one list based on videos, pics, music. Doesn't see folders and figure out organizational structures. ...
Summary: I really would like to give this router a better rating, as the wired connection is fantastic. However, the wireless leaves a lot to be desired (maybe just with the unit I received). I have been battling with wireless connection issues for 2 weeks now, without resolution.