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.
GREAT ROUTER WILL WORK ALL THREW THE HOUSE NO PROBLEMS
3 January 2012
Summary: I BOUGHT the router so others could bring there lap tops and tablets over and have axcess to internet and yes it is great works very well. this was my first time buying one so i didnt understand how or what to do but all was very easy .
Summary: D-link probably is a good router but I had a problem with getting the 2mhz and the 5mhz to switch channels.I don't think nothing was wrong with the router I just did not enough experince or maybe the no how to get this to happen
So am I happy I bought it? YES!!!! Do I wish it cost a little less? YES!!!!
5 October 2011
Summary: It works, it's range sucks though. I was hoping a d-link router being as expensive as it is would have a wider range than a 5 year old Belkin wireless N router, being "extreme" N and all. It does have replaceable antennas so you can theoretically extend it's range but that is extra money on top of the money you already spent. On the other hand this thing has bandwidth!
Summary: No problems for 2 weeks! the signal power is not the best one even with 2 antennas !!! It needs third one, I believe... other hand I have a big flat, so on the another end, 2 medium walls, the signal is 2-3 from 5 max. SO MANY settings, I guess if you want to made something special, you could do everything with this router. right now I don't know what to do with that settings) Just plug in, installed with CD (comes with the router) and that's it, no problems till now.
Summary: I put the DD-WRT firmware on this and bought another and put DD-WRT on it to give me the coverage I need. DD-WRT takes away the WPS button for this router. The first router I put DD-WRT on worked flawlessly. The second one would not let me configure enter the setup through a wired connection, but worked fine through a wireless and telnet. It worked fine for everything except that. After the first adjustment, then everything worked.
Pros: I've had nothing but success with this router. It has been stable and reliable. It even support DD-WRT firmware. For the money, you will be hard pressed to get a better router.
Cons: The range is short. Since high frequencies cannot penetrate walls as well as lower frequencies, the range is especially when using the 5 GHz band. Also, after about a year, if I have to restart it for any reason, I have to leave it unplugged for 10 minutes before it will boot back up.