... play but when you get it right it works great. The caveat is that it is discontinued and ...
T. Hughes, Amazon
18 May 2015
Summary: Certainly not plug and play but when you get it right it works great. The caveat is that it is discontinued and the manufacturer will only supply free support thru 09.2015. That s the only reason I did not rate it 5 stars. Full price for a discontinued product seems a little wrong.
Summary: My first D-Link's Wi-Fi died out on it after having it about two years, so I'm hoping this one lasts longer. The "new" one I got seems to be old stock and had to have the firmware upgraded quite a bit and required a call to technical service to get it working right.
Summary: 2nd UPDATE: As it turns out the "restart" option in the Tools section of the router's interface does not actually power down the device entirely. After unplugging the router thereby manually restarting it the wireless signal has become stable no longer failing to broadcast at random intervals.
Good Product...Misleading Description of 5.0 gigahertz Band
3 July 2011
Summary: My previous D-link router was a single band DIR-655 and did a fine job. Unfortunately, it was struck by lightning. I decided to upgrade my router to the DIR-825 to take advantage of the dual band 2.4/5.0 gigahertz capability. Supposedly 5.0 gigahertz is good for media streaming devices.
Summary: Pros: fast and easy setup. dual band SSID is a big plus for me. Cons: USB Shared Port technology only support up to 16 gig drive!!! Make sure you upgrade Shared port utility to version 3.0. the CD will install version 1.0 on your PC.
Summary: If you like to enable mac address filtering on your router and have any device that does not start with a 00: (in my case an ipod touch) do not get this router. It amazes me that such a big company can't fix such a simple flaw.
Summary: Setup using only the web interface; replacing a Netgear WGR614. The D-Link menus seem poorly organized. With over a dozen networked devices, I depend on reserved DHCP settings, which D-Link does support. Manually configured 5GHz for a+n, 2.5GHz for g+n.
Summary: The Good: A wealth of features and pages of configuration options for just about any situation. Manual configuration was easy since I'm an old hat at setting these up (see con below). Firmware 1.01 update required to fix issues and add function of network shareport went smoothly.
Summary: Let me start off by saying that I replaced my D-Link DIR-655 router with this DIR-825 (firmware 1.01) and combined it with a D-Link DWA-160 USB Adapter (software 2.2). I really wanted to like this router combo, but there are too many issues with the 5GHZ portion to recommend this as of now.