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D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

  • Wireless N300 - Ideal for med & large sized homes
  • 4 Gigabit ports - Blazing fast wired connectivity
  • High-powered Amplifier for whole-home coverage
  • Integrated QoS Engine for traffic optimization

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • William M.
  • 8/24/2015 8:48:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: Good signal when it works. Easy set up

Cons: Order this router thinking Never had problems wit D-link before would buy again. That was a mistake. First router worked of and on so I contacted Newegg and was well taken care of returned and new one sent. The second one started of good then started doing the same as the first. reloaded firmware and still the same thing, Plugged in the cisco router I had before and have been on line ever since. I also contacted D-link about this no solution found .

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  • keith h.
  • 8/8/2015 3:29:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOver 7 years of heavy use and still no problems!

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: I've never had a problem with it.
It handles heavy torrenting demands without a problem.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I am heavily involved in torrenting and I bought this router because other routers weren't up to the demands torrenting makes. Previous routers constantly had to be restarted. I have never had a single problem with this one. Over the years as I have worked my way up to the very top of a private torrent site, I have transferred 20TB of data through the router just with one torrent client. And at the same time I usually have 20 or more browser windows open, chat clients, IRC logged into multiple networks, FTP clients, and there's a computer across the room that gets a lot of use even though she isn't the power user that I am. You can't go wrong with this router.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2015 4:52:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: Worked great for about six months.

Cons: After the most recent firmware update, half of the settings can't be changed due to an error and D-Link is not interested in supporting these any further. Wireless is a nightmare, dropping connections constantly and requiring a hard reset because a soft reboot doesn't fix the issue.

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  • Damarkus B.
  • 8/7/2015 9:24:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdidnt last as long as expected.

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: seemed sturdy and well put together ,all white, slim.

Cons: - died at about 2 years of age.

Other Thoughts: This lasted me about 2 years, then died on me. I'm not sure why but nothing i could do fixed it. I don't recommend it if you are looking for a lasting quality product.

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  • Simon R.
  • 7/23/2015 1:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid rounter, good technical support

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: This is my second DIR-655. (The first was fried along with several other devices when lightning struck out transformer). I've been very happy with both. I run one desktop (wired), and on the wireless side, two laptops, three printers, a tablet and two internet set top boxes (for Netflix). Connecting wireless devices has been very straightforward with WPS. One of the features on the router I particularly like is being able to open a port to a virtual server. I have a Bitnami Windows web server that I sometimes need to access when I'm away from home and this router enables me to do that.

I'm also very happy with their technical support (increasingly unusual these days)- I'm not a network person so I sometimes need help configuring the router. I've had a very good experience with D-Link's technical support over the years. And today Wendy and Mae (AR0048244) helped me sort out a connection issue after an AT&T outage. Mae asked me to post mention this in my product review which I was happy to do.

Cons: none

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  • Jeffrey L.
  • 7/20/2015 7:36:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsResetting, etc.

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: Less than a minute wait time. Easy reconfiguration.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I dealt with a very knowledgeable and professional CS rep, Mylene, ID#: AR004212, Case #: C6709454. I had a problem with My ISP's modem and my router communicating after a very hard reboot on my part. The router had to be reconfigured. I very seldom had to do something like this and so I contacted the mfg. Mylene not only talked me through the reconfiguration, but then she helped me to do a firmware update, and then to "portforward" a program. She did so both patiently and expertly, and stayed with me to make sure that connections all worked and that my connection was working both wired and wireless. It was my ISP's fault that the modem and router weren't communicating, but my fault that the reconfiguration was necessary. I can't say enough about Mylene's efforts. D-Link's customer service should be a standard for all other corporations. They are one of the "good ones." Also, they offer 24/7 customer service.

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  • Jeffrey L.
  • 7/20/2015 7:35:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRouter Resetting, etc.

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: I've had the router for many, many years with no problems. Easy to reset and configure.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I dealt with a very knowledgeable and professional CS rep, Mylene, ID#: AR004212, Case #: C6709454. I had a problem with My ISP's modem and my router communicating after a very hard reboot on my part. The router had to be reconfigured. I very seldom had to do something like this and so I contacted the mfg. Mylene not only talked me through the reconfiguration, but then she helped me to do a firmware update, and then to "portforward" a program. She did so both patiently and expertly, and stayed with me to make sure that connections all worked and that my connection was working both wired and wireless. It was my ISP's fault that the modem and router weren't communicating, but my fault that the reconfiguration was necessary. I can't say enough about Mylene's efforts. D-Link's customer service should be a standard for all other corporations. They are one of the "good ones."

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  • Paul B.
  • 7/18/2015 2:22:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsD-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: I buy these on sale, keep them in stock for customers when Lightning/electrical issues knock out their equipment. They have good range and are reliable.

Cons: I have only lost one personally when my ups failed in an electrical storm.

Other Thoughts: When mine goes out, Ill probably replace it with the new D-link DIR-890L/R, they will probably have the bugs worked out by then.

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  • Roberto L.
  • 7/15/2015 11:53:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Support from D-Link

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: Easy step by step directions on website with wizard
Excellent support from MAE

Cons: None

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  • Robert E.
  • 7/13/2015 8:51:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe DIR-655 is the worst router I have ever owned!

This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: The second one worked for almost one year.

Cons: Third time is not a charm. Please see below.

Other Thoughts: The DIR-655 is the worst router I have ever owned!
I have purchased three D-Link routers in my life: D-Link DI-524, D-Link DIR-625 and DIR-655. I had great success with the 524 and the 625 D-Link routers. However, the DIR-655 was the worst router I have ever owned. It’s so bad I will never again purchase a D-Link product. It took three attempts to get this going and over a year and a half of periodic struggles. For convenience sake, I’ll only mention the worst of the worst here. The first DIR-655 was defective and started dropping connections and had to be sent back. Of course it was 31 days after I purchased it from Newegg, so I have to contact D-Link. Needless to say the wait time on hold was horrendous. The techs were OK (checked everything that I checked), and deemed the unit defective then issued me an RMA. The second one was worked for about a year and then kept dropping signals, needed to be rebooted every day, etc. Third one lasted a couple weeks and the same things started to happen.
Another issue I had was that I was not able to add an alpha-numeric password for my admin login on the router, but I was able to on my devices (strong passphrase). I called support as a last resort and I updated to the latest firmware (which I usually do) and tweaked some other settings like channel, channel width, mode, etc., all to no avail. This never worked. A lack of security is something that I believe is inexcusable. My conclusion is that there products are not only inaccurate, but inconsistent in the specs.
The range on the DIR-655 was worse than my old DIR-625 (2.4Ghz), which I had in the same location in my house.
The interface was OK, not the greatest, but not horrible.
MAC address filter option is there, but it’s limited to how many devices that you can add. Moreover, it does allow you to add names for the devices like Blu-ray player or Jimmy’s iPad, etc., but it doesn’t save them or wipes them even after manually saving and rebooting. It seemed to pick up a few host names, but no more than that. Inconsistency once again.
Now I have another Wireless Gigabit Router (not from D-Link), and the world is a happier place…..at least on my network.

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