Summary: The wireless speed is very good as well as the hard-wired connections. It has two wireless options the fastest option's range is very limited, but it lives up to my expectation. The installation is a bit convoluted if you select "replacing another router".
Summary: I purchased this router in early 2013 and finally got around to setting it up. It had hardware version A1 and Firmware version 1.02 so I may have missed a bunch of bugs experience by early adopters. There presently is a firmware upgrade to FM 1.04 that I have yet to install.
Summary: If your networking needs are modest -- gigabit backbone, and wifi to a few electronic appliances and computers, this is a great product. I pluged it in replacing a DIR-657, and it recognized everything immediately. Subjective network performance went up immediately.
Summary: This was to replace and old g unit, the new features are great and the range is much improved. I have a harddrive connected it and it works well. My only problem was a Western Digital media player could not see it as it did not allow me to enter the harddrive address but this was not the routers...
Summary: Read about this router on CNET, they recommended it and it seems to be working great, very easy setup. Have it in our basement and haven't had any problems picking up a signal any where in our house.
Summary: Very good router. I use it primarily for gaming but fairly consistently I have a laptop, 2 iPads, and multiple devices networked like blu-ray players and what not and the connection is always pretty good. Good investment.
Summary: I had been using an older D-Link router in my home to set up a wireless network. I was seek a greater range in the house and 3000 has increased the range to my workshop. Easy to set up also I am not an expert but knowledgeble Have no issues for the past couple of months
Good wireless router - just make sure you have the latest firmware!
Richard C. Drew, Amazon
15 November 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.