Summary: After some searching I decided to go with the DIR-825. I was not disappointed. I got it out of the box, powered it up. I had some issues while setting up, but after updating my modem from my cable company, all issues went away. I got both bands up and running. Connect my PC and MAC Desktops to the 5GHz channel and mobile, gaming devices to the 2.5HGz. Everyone was happy. I tested the speed and quality of the 825 this past saturday.
Pros: The DIR-825 router is a great product and the price point is hard to match for a dual band. Setup was extremely easy, and coverage on the dual bands are excellent!
Cons: I think a better design on the antennas is needed. Auto update on firmware would be good as well.
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).
Summary: I went from a Linksys WRT54G to the DIR-825, the setup was very easy, the range seems to be slightly better on the Dlink, the speed of the connection is noticeably faster. These are quite reasonable on the used market. If you see one, grab it.
Summary: Very Nice Router, it hooks up several computers,and your printer. So my stand alone printer is now hooked-up and my laptop works online also. The over all problem, D-Link will not support any of their routers bought on eBay. I don't think that is fair! Most of us buy what we want. The price I bought it for was a lot cheaper than what D-link sold them for.
Summary: This is a Great Router. Unfortunately it did not work right of the box. It had an issue staying connected to the internet. Went to thr D-Link site and found it had some firmware updates for it. One was to correct this problem. After that, I installed it , configured it and was up and running. As I said at first, GREAT Router. Fast Gb speed, and lots of options that can be configured. The WiFi works Great Too. Good value for the money.