D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

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For most household networks, the D-Link DIR-655 is just about the perfect wireless router. Although this model does not come equipped with a 5 GHz radio, its performance in the 2.4 GHz band is more than adequate for streaming online content or playing games. For the devices that need to be wired, the DIR-655 features Gigabit Ethernet ports that allow much higher throughput rates. The wireless performance isn't the strongest - SmallNetBuilder's testing shows a maximum of 100 Mbps of throughput, but that's at extremely close ranges. If you situate yourself further away from the router, performance drops off rapidly. Still, this is more than enough performance to take full advantage of the internet service you're subscribed to. Unlike the cheaper alternatives, the DIR-655 keeps the price low while retaining important features like complete compatibility with Wi-Fi security standards, as well as advanced QoS that prioritizes data to keep overall speeds high. All of this makes the DIR-655 extremely popular among those looking for a good wireless router for a home network.Rating: 5/5

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  • iigwk iigwk

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Posted on 8/22/2011 10:25 pm | Reply
  • newuserbc27 newuserbc27

What are the best Draft 802.11n wireless adapters to use with the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router ?

Posted on 12/25/2010 3:39 pm | Reply
  • dpricepac dpricepac

just installed the d-link DAP2553 WAP. Absolutely love it. Works better than my Linksys WRT-610. Lousy setup instructions, but GREAT WAP. Highly recommend!

Posted on 3/11/2011 5:20 pm. In reply to newuserbc27 | Reply
  • cbertschyearthlnk.net cbertschyearthlnk.net

This unit works great most of the time for small systems. When you get beyond a couple computers and a laptop the problems start to show. Add on printers wireless, a phone or 2 or three. google TV unit, xbox, PS3, , this router really starts to meet its end. It crashes everyday or so not so much from being taxed from everything at once but the transition of so many devices just being there.

Posted on 11/4/2010 9:26 am | Reply
  • Gatorbob724 Gatorbob724

I have a 3500 sqft home. coverage was no better than my 6 year old linksys Router. Was easy to set up. But in order to make your system fast, every other part of the system has to be upgraded. Modem, CAT 5 E wire, ethernet cards need to be N 10/100/1000 etc etc...... I needed to plug in my old router to this router to get "G" coverage in the rest of the house on a seperate network.

Posted on 8/23/2010 8:59 am | Reply