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. I was able to buy this from amazon new at half price, and I suggest you do the same. I bought this router to replace an old/loud/overheating wireless G netgear MR814, and I was not disappointed.
A good wireless router that provides network storage as a bonus
5 May 2012
Summary: It seemed a good idea to have a local data store accessible from all my computers, The D-link Xtreme Wireless Router promises this. I found that the best deal was from the USA and it was dispatched quickly to me. However, although "Priority Mail" it got held up at British Customs for well over a week before I was informed that there was VAT to pay before it would be delivered. Once I paid this it was delivered the next day.
Summary: this is an awesome product with great all round possibilities for a home office. definetely the product to buy if you looking at saving space, power and money. coupled with a hard drive, its the ultimate tool in a home. :) definetely very satisfied. however D-Link should make a serious effort as the product is marketed as a 'Photo Frame' and both services that render pictures online have been shut down and as such im stuck with the statistics monitor only.
Summary: Setup went pretty smooth. No problems there. Works very well. My favorite feature is the ability to store files on it which then I can share with any computer at home. I had gotten into the horrible state of having multiple copies of photos and files on all my computers and some files and photos were only on the 'small laptop', while others were only on the 'big laptop', or on the 'old laptop' etc.
Summary: The dir 685 is a wireless router cross storage device, it allow you to stream data you have on the hard drive to your dlna supported hardware or even through the internet. It allows hosting a website also it is so simple to setup as there is a setup wizard. You cannot use it as an adsl device on cable users can use it to full advantage. I have a smart TV and any films I put on the deriver it wirelessly streams to the TV with no problems.
Summary: Replaced a BT router/modem with this and a DLINK modem. I noticed an immediate performance boost. Lovely little screen; a novelty but fun with widgets and some basic performance information. I like the facility for a hard disk which is really useful to share files on a network. I would recommend this for its user friendly interface, options available and for performance - nice looking too.