Summary: Set it up with my internet and it is not working. I am in the Caribbean so it is unfortunate that I cannot return it without additional expenses. Called in a technician who told me the router is faulty.
Summary: My DIR-651 came installed with 1.00 but after reading many reviews and forums about the problems the router had and the fact that firmware 1.10 fix the problems I installed it and it is great. PROS; I have had no problems with video Skype, torrents, or gaming. This router paired with my unrestricted 200Mbs fiber connection from my ISP equals super smooth and fast connections.
Summary: D-Link makes pretty good products and if you're in need of a cheap router you could do worse than the DIR-651. I've had this and the DIR-655 and have had issues with both. I live in a 3 bedroom apartment that is longer than it is wide. The router is placed by the TV where we have a PS3, XBOX 360, DirecTV and a wired ethernet bridge connected to it. Wirelessly we have 2 Macs and our phones feeding off it. The thing is slow and the range is subpar.
Summary: Obviously it's not a state of the art piece of equipment, but I don't need anything fancier for basic at-home use. (Don't listen to the people at Best Buy who tell you that you really want the latest greatest features.
does NOT work, I thoroughly tested it, and it will NOT work
1 week ago
Summary: Firstly, I have worked as a computer technician in networking and repair, and I have a BS and MS in electrical engineering. I purchased this router around 2/21/2013. I have the current firmware v1.11 and build A2. This is the most up to date firmware available. I experienced all of the same connectivity issues with this router that everyone else has experienced (see google/amazon reviews).
Summary: I would not recommend anyone to buy this router. It obviously has some kind of firmware/software/hardware issues out of the box. I've done the updates and have the most recent firmware. I STILL continue to have the same problems as many others have described. From what I've seen there is just a bug when trying to use the wireless protection on this router. I constantly have to restart this router a few times a week. Some things will connect, others won't.
Summary: The D-Link DIR 651 Wireless N Router is one of the new releases of consumer routers from D-Link. The only major upgrade on this unit is the gigabit Ethernet port (-vs- high-speed from previous model, the DIR 615). It does NOT have an active USB SharePort(tm) for attaching USB devices (external HD, shared printer, etc).
Cheap, solid, extremely comprehensive control panel.
1 week ago
Summary: After going round and round with AT&T's Netgear 7550 wireless DSL gateway, I finally gave up in disgust and decided to buy a separate DSL modem and a wireless-N router. I took a chance on this router because of the mention of extended range on the box, the low price, positive past experience with D-Link products, and the seeming simplicity of the unit. I'm glad I did. Two different Netgear routers had ethernet problems that caused me to be unable to print consistently.