Dual Band: useful if your neighbors have overpopulated the 2.4 Ghz band
16 September 2013
Summary: I have worked with D-Link DIR-825 in research on wireless networking / wireless mesh but with rev B1. This one is rev A1. Rev A1 which does not support third party operating systems like openwrt or dd-wrt. However, the router is great for home connectivity. The reason I got this router is because it's dual band, meaning I can setup my network on either the 2.4 or the 5 Ghz band.
Summary: Hardware Version: B1 Firmware Version: 2.02NA In use since Aug, 2009. Bought another for backup at a great price with reliable on time delivery from NewEgg.
Pros: Great reliability and performance. Using both bands 2.4 & 5 GHz the 2.4 for regular laptops, etc and the 5GHz and the 4 1-GHz ports switch for multimedia without any anomalies to report. Using CyberPower UPS for the network switches, router, and a SpeedStream 5100 DSL modem.
Cons: None really (the blue LEDs are a bit bright but some opaque tape solved that).
Summary: This is a decent router for the price you can get it for on Ebay. It's an economical way to venture into the dual channel arena without spending a great deal of money. If the 2.4Ghz band is all full with your neighbors' access points... you might want to give 5.8 Ghz a try. Chances are there will be much less if any interference in the higher band, since most people are still using 2.4 GHz.
Summary: Great router very easy to install GREAT FOR GAMING!!! Very good feature for the price, I cannot say how much I love this router. DLink's QoS feature actually lives up to the claims, I am very very happy. Router is currently running a desktop PC, 24" iMAC, Xbox 360, (and two Windows laptops, and 2 Smartphones via WiFi).