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

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  • 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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The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) comes highlighted with 4 Gigabit ports, Wireless N 300 technology, multiple antennas, and a built in QoS engine to provide maximized speed and coverage for a smooth networking, video streaming, gaming, and VoIP calling experience. The built-in USB port with SharePort lets users share a USB printer or storage device.

  • newegg Wi-Fi Coverage for Your Entire Home at Incredible Speeds The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g and is completely compatible with wireless 802.11g devices. Connect the Xtreme N Gigabit Router to a cable or DSL modem and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players or create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, videos, printers, and network storage. With wireless prioritization technology and D-Link’s award-winning intelligent QoS engine, jitter-free Internet phone calls (VoIP), high-definition video streaming and Web gaming are achievable on your wired and wireless networks.
  • newegg Easily Connect Computers, Game Consoles & Media Players Powered by Xtreme N technology and equipped with three external antennas, this router provides superior wireless coverage for larger homes and offices, or for users running bandwidth-intensive applications. The DIR-655 also includes 4 Gigabit ports that connect to Gigabit wired devices for enjoying lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.
  • newegg Shareport-equipped D-Link has created SharePort technology to bring more flexibility to your network. With SharePort technology you can connect a USB printer or storage device to your router and allow users to access them from anywhere on the network. Conveniently turn your existing USB printers and storage devices into network devices for everyone to share.
  • newegg Easy to Set Up The D-Link Quick Router Setup Wizard quickly configures your new DIR 655 Router to get you up and running in minutes. D-Link‘s Setup Wizard walks you step-by-step through the installation process to configure your Internet connection, wireless network settings, security, and everything else you need to get your network up and running so you do not have to be a networking expert to get it set up.
  • newegg Advanced Network Security The Xtreme N Gigabit Router supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet. Support for WPA and WPA2 standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption regardless of your client devices. In addition, this Xtreme N router utilizes Dual Active Firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent.
  • newegg Think Green D-Link Green devices are about providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance. They are designed to help conserve energy, protect our environment from harmful substances, and reduce waste by using recyclable packaging.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days
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  • Hermyn M.
  • 3/1/2016 8:03:12 PM

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: Good wireless range, decent network options

No, seriously. I've had plenty of routers, I didn't accidentally enable the "Constant Reset" mode. Do NOT buy this, ever!

Other Thoughts: I wish I could give it 0 stars.

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 8/10/2014 1:34:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrops Internet Constantly

Pros: When it's connected to the internet, it's very fast.

Cons: Constantly drops the internet, regardless of what it's connected to, requiring a reboot to get it back.

At first I thought it was a Comcast and/or Motorola modem problem. But I just moved to a new building with Webpass LAN included, and I get the exact same behavior. Same at hotels when I'm traveling for business. Very disappointing, going back to my Asus.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback as we truly value the input and we are sorry to hear that you are encountering issues with the product. D-Link suggests that you factory reset the router (by pressing the reset button with a paper clip for 10 seconds) and then download and install the latest firmware from If that does not resolve your problem give us a call at 1-877-453-5465 so one of our technical support reps can assist you. Thank you for choosing D-Link.

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  • Adam E.
  • 6/14/2014 12:39:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsnot bad

Pros: -fast
-does what it should
-good range

Cons: -shareport only supports windows and mac os x
-firmware out of date from dlink(almost a year old from their site)

Other Thoughts: it's actually not a bad router for basic needs(surf the web, stream wirelessly, moving files wireless or wired,etc). i actually liked this router. shareport does not work with linux. seeing as all my computers are linux except my windows laptop for school....could be a big deal to some but i have a nas for backups and streaming. dlinks site lists the newest firmware for revision b devices to be almost a year me, that is too long(6 months is too old imo but i am picky about things like that). the only reason i am getting an asus rt-n16 is because out the box other firmware is supported ie. dd-wrt and tomato, and the fact that after owning the dir-655 for 1.5 years it's on its way out the door. speeds have slowed down drastically, range is cut in half, has to be reset almost daily now to get it to stay connected with my wireless devices and get internet access to my wired devices. not 100% whats going on with it but for what i need, it's getting replaced.

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  • Paul M.
  • 2/14/2014 3:49:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for Access point

Pros: This unit is great when used as a cheap access point and print server. Basically 2 in 1 for cheap.

Cons: I had this unit for about 2 yrs and used as a router performed ok but quit doing routing job.

Other Thoughts: After routing took a dump decided to use it as an access point on my network to increase my wireless range. Also works great as a usb print server for my MFP.

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  • Charles B.
  • 2/13/2014 6:06:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst router I have ever owned

Pros: Gigabit ethernet, price point.

Cons: Router would throttle bandwidth about once a day requiring a reboot sometimes needed resetting to factory defaults. Constantly getting slow speeds, lockups, and terrible signal as well. Streaming was impossible.

Other Thoughts: Save yourself the money and buy a non d-link router becasue this thing is a huge piece of junk. I used to be a loyal d-link buyer but this experience coupled with the fact that I can not find a router with good ratings has changed me. Best $30 paperweight I've bought. Bought an identically spec'd TP-Link router NEW for a similar price and it has been a tank.

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  • VULAM N.
  • 2/2/2014 10:04:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsd-link dir-655 REFURBISHED


Cons: d-link's configuration is kinda messy and slow but you just gotta play with the settings to get it right. as for n300 speeds

Other Thoughts: Bought this super cheap so didnt expect anything extreme to come out of it but so far the experience has been pleasant. Got this to replace my old linksys wrt54g with dd-wrt. Was a bit buggy at first trying to set this up as an wireless accesspoint. This is a secondary router used at the garage and my main router is the linksys ea2700. Make sure to update to latest firmware right away. Router kept locking up but after the firmware flash everything is pretty smooth. Haven't used a d-link for a long time. last one was the gamer lounge dgl-4300. haven't tested n300 speeds yet because i still have a wireless g adapter. but getting capped 54mbps connection. 30 day refurb warranty, but if it passes a couple of weeks its already worth its cheap price. electronics these days are disposable anyways. don't expect much, but you will be surprised by the results =)

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  • Brian J.
  • 2/1/2014 8:48:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwful wireless performance

Pros: Gigabit wireless ports.

Cons: The router constantly looses connection. It does not drop the wireless or wired signal but will not allow traffic to pass through. The only solution is to restart the router. This usually fixes the issue. I am wondering if the firmware has a DNS cashe issue? This does not appear to be an isolated issue as I own 3 of these (2 different hardware versions) and they all suffer from the same issue. I have also tried updating to the most recent firmware with no improvement. The wireless signal strength is also disappointing. I purchased this router to replace a 10 year old D-Link DI-624 with the hopes of an improvement in speed and signal strength but speed remained the same with a decrease in signal strength.

Other Thoughts: I have always had good luck with D-Link products in the past but I will probably look to another brand for my next purchase. This unit has been nothing but headaches since installed. If you are not familiar with trouble shooting I would strongly suggest looking at other products.

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1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap

Cons: These routers may have a nice cheap price point but the connectivity is spotty and the router has to be restarted very often. I updated the firmware on the three i purchased and still the routers have connection issues i do not recommend these regardless of price and specs. These devices are extremely unreliable.

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5 out of 5 eggs4 Years and going strong

Pros: I've had this router for 4+ years and it has been working perfectly. This is hardware version A3.

Cons: The only issue I've had was that when running version 1.21 firmware, the check for updates would never find anything beyond 1.21. I just manually updated to version 1.37NA.

Other Thoughts: Has been a solid performer both wired and wireless since it was installed.

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  • Russell S.
  • 8/8/2013 4:17:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLifespan 6 Months

Pros: Small, runs cool, good WIFI range

Cons: Router should last more than 6 months...

Other Thoughts: Worked fine for 6 months and now it cannot resolve a URL about 20% of the time. The symptom occurs wired and wireless on every computer. A router replacement resolved the issue.

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