Summary: Ok I had reset connection after reset connection. Updated the firmware using D-Link firmware to the latest version and still had problems. Finally found a DDWRT open source firmware for the router and the performance is finally outstanding. No reset connections and files and movies download fast.
quite sophisticated but complex to configure, crippled static routing
10 September 2011
Summary: The dir825 product is very good once up and running, with good speed and coverage and seems pretty solid. It is effectively two wifi devices in one, one on 802.11a/n, one on 802.11b/g/n, so you can get all your laptops which do 11a onto the 5GHz band freeing up 2.4GHz for handheld devices.
Summary: Pros: Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) connections; In-Depth Router menu; Slim side plugging transformer; SharePort feature; Price Cons: No printed manual (108 pages is not fun scrolling through Adobe); Still shipping with older (v1.00) buggy firmware; Poor signal transmittal both 2.4Ghz and...
Summary: The DIR-825 is a good router. I bought it mainly because of the N-type wireless standard and the SharePort functionality. I haven't tested N-band wireless, but I have some comments regarding the USB SharePort.
Summary: One of the selling points for me on this device was the shareport which promised to allow the router's USB port to be accessible by the computers on the network. Which it does. I can connect a USB drive to the device and the computer, eventually, sees it as if it were physically plugged in.
Summary: Picked this up after my old Netgear router was making a high-pitched whine and I had had it with my Airport Express' constant dropped signals. I then proceeded to wait to intall it because of all the warnings about the complicated set-up. When I finally did get around to it, it went VERY smoothly.