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D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) Wireless N900, Dual-Band, HD Fuel QoS, Gigabit, USB SharePort Mobile, SD Card Slot
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This ran excellently for a few months...

Cons: I am finally giving up. This was D-Link's top router for a while but it is too much of a headache. Besides the inability to connect to Apple products, now the 2.4 Ghz band is becoming erratic with laptops as well as the phones and iPads. I must constantly (every two days or so) disconnect and reconnect adapters, reset them, etc.

As I look back on my ownership of this, I had problems with the 5GHz band, then constant problems with Apple products, now it is starting to give me connection issues on a laptop 8 feet away from it.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my August review.

This situation is irritating because I still have a D-Link AP and a pair of switches in my configuration. I tried to stick with this since I am an OCD techie and a cheap skate but I can't spend 30 minutes every two days resetting a router, fiddling with configuration, especially when I experience none of these problems on the devices with a Linksys configured as an AP located downstream of the D-Link (via a switch).

FYI - we have a floor plan with lots of walls, windows, and mirrors obstructing my wi-fi signals but our neighbors are all pretty far away, so I have isolated the issues to the DIR-857. As the primary router - with everything else configured as an AP on variable channels I should not be experiencing these issues.

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GIGABYTE P15FV2-CF2 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4810MQ (2.80GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 2GB GDDR3 15.6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: A very nice laptop - so far relatively fast, lots of storage - definitely the best bang for the buck which is why I chose it.

Cons: Windows 8 is having update problems...I really wish there was a downgrade option to Win 7 on this laptop. I am going to try to get this fixed over the weekend otherwise I may have to return it...

I hate Windows 8 - in fact, if I return this laptop it will be exclusively due to Win 8. It may be the worst example of monopoly power being exerted over the development of a product I can cite in modern times.

Fortunately there are other laptops with Win 7 installed or with a downgrade option.

Unfortunately I did not see any of these sold by Gigabyte. So if I can't make this work by Monday I will return it and buy another brand.

Other Thoughts: Kudos to Newegg for their Premier program. It is worth every penny.

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D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) Wireless N900, Dual-Band, HD Fuel QoS, Gigabit, USB SharePort Mobile, SD Card Slot
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Wired throughput is fast. When it works, wireless is pretty fast also.

Cons: I must reboot this approx. every other day to connect Apple devices to it wirelessly. I have tried every combination of WPA/WPA2 on this and it craps out on my iPhones and iPads. It also happens on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

I am at the latest firmware v1.4.I have researched everything from Apple boards I can to fix this.

I get that it must be something to do with Apple, but a router should connect to devices. I can't have multiple bad iPhones AND a bad iPad Mini AND a bad iPad. I don't have the same problem with either of my Samsung Tabs.

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Display Name: emile h.

Date Joined: 05/22/02

  • Reviews: 24
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/10/09
  • Last Review: 01/14/15
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