Summary: This is a very good router for a single family home. It can handle multiple devices very well. There is a learning curve as far as really getting into the fine tuning of the settings which can be frustrating for a novice.
Excerpt: I have owned this router for a year and it has been mostly stable. Strong points are that it's fast, easy to install and easy to configure. The configuration page (184.108.40.206) has a LOT of features, which are explained well and presented well. You never feel like there's something you want to do but can't. Particularly nice are the customizable port forwards for various applications, mainly for opening different ports for different online games.
Summary: Great Router!!! It setup perfectly for my gaming systems and WiFi blue ray players. It streams a lot faster than my other routers. Great interface when changing configuration for each type of device. The range is the only thing that's bothersome and the setup time.
Summary: I don't know much about electronics, but this seemed to be one of the better routers. The interface is really cool. Only problem is the router resets every once in awhile (might be normal) and when I am gaming it is a pain.
Summary: LIKES: Im not to tech savy so i am not sure if its worth the money but I do play call of duty once in a while and needed a wireless router with no lag and this router seems to do the trick and probably has a ton of features. I still need to read the book so far very simple to set up and get rolling and looks good.
Summary: Although it took a while to get this thing going, once its all set up it hums. Super fast, very powerful admin features that are a piece of cake to use. I directed all incoming Web traffic to a server in 2 seconds using its Virtual Servers feture. The LCD panel is silly useless. 2 downsides: the auto-channel for wireless kept crashing the system every so often. Once I figured that out and manually selected a channel its been solid with great performance.
Some things to know before you choose a dlink router
13 August 2009
Summary: The following will likely save you a couple of hours of research... The DIR-655 is single-band (2.4GHz). The DGL-4500 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), however it only uses one band at a time. You choose which band, manually, in the configuration. It doesn't choose the best band in real-time, or anything like that. The DIR-855 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and uses both bands at the same time.
Summary: I bought this router almost immediately after it came out and have had it running for about 90 days at the time of this writing. I have it hooked up wirelessly (G) to my Xbox 360 for Xbox live, wirelessly (N) with my MacBook Pro, use it over gigabit ethernet with two other PCs in my house, and have it hooked up to an HP all in one over ethernet. It has worked without problem with all of these devices.