Summary: Working good now that i have it set up. The instructions would have been good if the unit didn't give me trouble in the set up process. I'm not even sure how i ended up getting it to work, but after that it was easy. I basically had trouble connecting the router to the laptop. May have been on my end, but could of been on the router end.
Summary: After lots of time spent on several review sites, I bought a DIR-655 A4 w/FW 1.37NA and it's amazing!! (My last search in 2010 for a router also resulted in a great D-Link product, a DI-634M that has served me well.) I have just a 10Mb/0.8Mb DSL connection, and with the modem "bridged" to let the DIR-655 router handle all traffic, this DIR-655 can simultaneously handle the following without lag: Xbox 360 CoD Live, two Netflix streams, and three HD youtube videos!!!
Summary: I have purchased two of the model DIR-655 routers, one for myself and one for my daughter and had the same problem during the auto setup with both. Although I entered a wifi password during the guided setup when it finishes there is no wifi password, I had to go in and manually set up the password.
Other than turning a deaf ear awakened wired devices, -I like this.
1 January 2014
Summary: It does the trick, but does not seem to recognize network devices that have been plugged into ports- put to sleep & then reactivated. I have to reset the device often and this involves pulling the plug -as it has no power switch. Firmware was easy to set up and unit seems reliable in use. Other than turning a deaf ear to wired devices that have been awakened from "sleep", I like this Router.
Summary: When I first installed this router it worked great. After a few months I noticed that the Internet access speed was very sluggish. Then it would not connect to the Internet anymore at all. I work in IT and did all possible troubleshooting steps but nothing fixed the problem. A factory reset was the only thing left to do which did the trick. 2 month later I had the same problem again - no Internet access. No other way to fix it again than a factory reset.
Summary: How do you review something you just got and you don't have the equipment to actually measure its output, speed or stability? It seems to work just fine, but I am a little disappointed in its range.
Awesome 300 mbs gigabit "N" router for an unbelievable price.
25 August 2013
Summary: I bought this D-link 655 gigabit router used on eBay for about $25 incl. shipping. Once I received it, it took me about an hour to get it up and running and secure. I could have done it faster but I kept fooling around with both the manual and the auto settings so I could see the differences. Once completed, it has run for six months without a single drop-out or need to reset the system.
Summary: Actually the router I had before this one was also a D-Link and its power supply quit too after a couple of years (lightning suspected). Since I was very satisfied and comfortable with the D-Link setup, I bought a new DIR-655 instead of replacing the power supply.