Would be great if it werent for the noise...and more
Amazon.Buyer "Never argue with an 1d10t...the..., Amazon
16 May 2011
Summary: Updated review: So it turns out I returned this device because I could barely get any of the features it has working properly, it gets super hot when you add a Hard drive (unless you get an ssd that gets low temps..
Summary: I have had this for 2 weeks and this was my 2nd router that does the same thing. The router will work great for about the first week then will stop assigning ip addresses. Even after I assign the ip for static router it will only stay up for day if I am lucky.
Summary: Pros: Reliable, photo frame/ framechannel feature, Shareport, network scheduling, guest zone, WPS setup functions. Attractive design. Compact and easy to keep in a living room Cons: Terrible touchscreen, Not a dual-channel radio router, not worth $300 MSRP.
Summary: Where to begin? This product is just so many things at once, that it's hard to be sure what parts are most important in a review! Perhaps the best thing to do is to first consider the D-Link DIR685 as a wireless router? Or perhaps as a NAS? Maybe as a digital photo frame?
One Thing to Ruin Them All: A D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router Review
LT Beasimer, Amazon
5 November 2009
Summary: As a database administrator and programmer, I tend to enjoy tech toys. I have a sitting on my desk, and was excited to be offered the D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router as a more visually appealing and versatile router.
Summary: At first, I thought, cool, a good set of features that could be useful -- router, networked storage, and picture viewing screen. But when I got the product home and started really thinking about how to use it -- I was actually at a loss to see why these feautures should be put together.
Summary: EDITED 07/23/09: After using the router all day, I have noticed that the wireless connection speed to my laptop is not consistent like the router I was using prior to this one. The speed constantly changes and has gone from 54mbs to 11mbs repeatedly. The previous router did not do that.
Summary: This is a pretty cool router - not only wireless connectivity but also with a hard drive (which is *not* included, please note!) that can be shared for storage and USB ports for sharing other devices. It also has the picture frame feature which is kind of a nice (if a bit odd) addition.