Summary: Let’s review: fast connection speeds, excellent quality of service, a photo frame, and built-in storage capacity. All of these flexible features amount to an innovative (albeit expensive) router. While you can find it for as little as $209 online, its list price of $299 is significantly more expensive than more versatile dual-band routers such as the D-Link DIR-825 and Linksys WRT610N, both of which have a USB port that allows you to connect any external drive and share...
Pros: Fast throughput, Good picture frame, Hard drive bay for network storage, USB port enables printer sharing,
Excerpt: Featuring a 3.2-inch LCD monitor that can display images, SharePort technology for printer sharing and an FTP server for remote access, the DIR-685 802.11n Wi-Fi router also employs D-Link Green technology.
Excerpt: The D-Link DIR 685 Router is a high-end feature-rich router. It has a smooth finish and a 3.2-inch LCD screen, making it one of the better looking routers in the market. The D-Link DIR 685 comes with two USB ports for external storage devices and it also has a slot to attach a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive (up to 500 GB) on its rear side.
Excerpt: D-Link’s DIR-685 Wi-Fi router generated a lot of buzz at CES this past January. And when we took a gander at its spec sheet, we thought it a contender for Best of the Best in the router category; something that would finally displace the Linksys WRT600N , which is becoming hard to find. Alas, ’twas not to be. The problem certainly isn’t with the DIR-685’s feature set: This router is absolutely loaded with goodies.
Pros: LCD; internal hard-drive bay; built-in FTP and BitTorrent software.
Cons: Expensive; slow wireless and NAS throughput; hard-drive bay limited to 2.5-inch drives.
Summary: Wireless routers are generally seen as boring devices that only serve to provide signal coverage for internet access throughout the house. But the latest "storage router" from D-Link is quite a big exception, and an exciting one at that. Those who live in geek-land will be glad to see that the D-Link DIR-685 offers plenty of opportunities for tweaking and making full-use of the router long after its initial setup.
Summary: The D-Link Xtreme N Storage Router DIR-685 is a very good single-band wireless N router; however, its extra features hardly justify the price.
Pros: Fast wireless performance, Built-in network storage, Photo frame, A comprehensive set of networking features, Its web interface is responsive and intuitive
Cons: Single-band router that's more expensive than most, if not all, true dual-band routers, Front panel LCD/photo frame is too small, Network storage performance is slow, Doesn't include a hard drive
D-Link DIR-685, router multifunción ideal para entorno residencial
5 December 2010
Excerpt: Este router de D-Link nos ha sorprendido por su planteamiento fresco y diferente. Se trata de un router multifunción que, además de actuar como router WiFi 802.11 b/g/n a 2,4 GHz, puede funcionar como marco de fotos digital y servidor NAS
Pros: La posibilidad de compartir puertos USB en red, Facilidad de instalación del disco duro interno, Puertos LAN de 1.000 Mbps, Buena velocidad WiFi
Cons: El WiFi no es de banda dual (soporte de 5 GHz), La pantalla frontal pequeña para mostrar fotos, Bajo rendimiento como NAS, Precio elevado
Summary: Der in schwarz gehaltene WLAN-Router von D-Link ist mit einem 5-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Switch ausgestattet, wobei einer davon für den Anschluss ans DSL-Modem dient. Der DIR-685 ist ein Blickfang: Dafür sorgt vor allem der berührungsempfindliche Bildschirm.