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D-Link Wireless N+300 Mbps Extreme-N Gigabit Router - DIR-655 - DIR-655

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I've tried 4 other routers, and they were all dissapointments. The signal has to go from the basement to the 4th floor, and this unit gets about 89% of the signal to the remote computer, at excellent speeds, indistiguishable from a solid cable connection. Security is also excellent, once configured with the latest available encryption you can use it without any worries about intercepted data or unauthorized users.

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I replaced my 3 year old 54G netgear router that just didn't have any range. My laptop worked like it was on dialup when I moved just 20 feet away(even though the signal said 54Mbps.) Now I can take the laptop anywhere in the house and the speed stays at a true 54Mbps (I'm still using a G card) the router is capable of 270Mbps. Very easy to setup. The web interface has more features than any high dollar Cisco product. Looking forward to actually sitting on the patio and surfing the net (Way to cold to test right now!). So if you are frustrated with your current router, you will be extremely happy with this one!

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Easy setup, works flawlessly

on 9/25/2007

I researched wireless gigabit routers to death to replace a non-wireless 10/100 rinky-dink router for a business client. This router kept coming up to the top of the lists, and installation and setup proved them right. Even the wireless and security part was quick and seamless. Wireless signal strength/distance is great. My only comment is I wish they would label the front panel lights so it's clearer what each represents, but a label machine took care of that.

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The Best I've seen yet.

on 9/25/2007

I've tried 4 other routers, and they were all dissapointments. The signal has to go from the basement to the 4th floor, and this unit gets about 89% of the signal to the remote computer, at excellent speeds, indistiguishable from a solid cable connection. Security is also excellent, once configured with the latest available encryption you can use it without any worries about intercepted data or unauthorized users.

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Product Overview

The Xtreme N® Gigabit Router creates a powerful Wi-Fi computer network in your home and is jam-packed with features. It's our most highly rated router for a reason.

Strong: D-Link's Xtreme N® products provide 14x faster and 6x farther range than 802.11g. In simple terms: a noticeably stronger connection at distance.

Reliable: Always on and with no moving parts: set it and forget it.

Easy: D-Link's Quick Router Setup Wizard walks you through every step of installation, making it easy to create your network!

With the DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router You Can:
  • Enjoy greater Wi-Fi coverage for your entire home or home office at incredible speeds.
  • Easily connect computers, game consoles and media players to the internet.
  • Share USB devices like printers and storage with all the users on your network with D-Link's SharePort™ Technology
  • Enjoy uninterrupted service with QoS Technology.

    The D-Link Xtreme N™ Gigabit Router (DIR-655) is a 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range* than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 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. Create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, videos, printers, and network storage.

    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 a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch that connects Gigabit wired devices for enjoying lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.

    With wireless prioritization technology and our 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. Support for WEP, WPA™, and WPA2™ security standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption regardless of your other wireless devices. To prevent possible attacks from the Internet, the DIR-655 uses dual active firewalls (SPI & NAT) to help protect your valuable data. Below is a list of DIR-655 features.

  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience
  • Dual active firewall protection (SPI & NAT) helps block malicious attacks on networks from the Internet Ideal for streaming HD video or streaming multiple applications simultaneously
  • Includes the latest wireless security (WEP, WPA & WPA2) features that help prevent unauthorized access
  • Virtually no wireless dead spots
  • Advanced Parental Controls
  • Supports Windows® Connect Now (WCN) for easy wireless setup
  • Automatic Firmware Update Notification
  • E-mail Notification for Triggered Events
  • Integrated Wireless Security Wizard
  • Removable Antennas for Flexible Installation Options
  • Wall Mountable to Save Desk Space

    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.

    With some routers, all wired and wireless traffic, including VoIP, Video Streaming, Online Gaming, and Web browsing are mixed together into a single data stream. By handling data this way, applications like video streaming could pause or delay. With D-Link’s Intelligent QoS Technology, wired and wireless traffic is analyzed and separated into multiple data streams. These streams are then categorized by sensitivity to delay, so applications like VoIP, Video Streaming, and Online Gaming are given priority over Web browsing. This enables multiple applications to stream smoothly to your TV or PC.

    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 potential attacks from across the Internet. Also, the DIR-655 uses advanced firewall features. The web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including:
  • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions - The DIR-655 can pass through VPN sessions. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions, so users behind the DIR-655 can securely access corporate networks.

    Delivering best-in-class performance, network security, and coverage, the Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) is the ideal centerpiece for your wireless network in the home or office.

    SECURESPOT 2.0™ (optional) proactively protects ALL networked devices in the home. It not only safeguards PCs like traditional Internet Security Suites, but also protects Mac’s and browser-enabled devices such as Game Consoles. Integrating Internet Security and Parental Controls into the router and utilizing services in-the-cloud lightens the load on the PC and brings professional strength technology to the consumer.

    Create a wireless network to share high-speed Internet access with computers, game consoles, or media players from greater distances in your home or office. Use the DIR-655 in your home to surf the web, check email, instant message, and to get rid of the cables around the house. Use the DIR-655 in your office to share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers, saving additional office space.

    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.

  • Automatically powers down ports that have no link
  • Budgets power output for different Ethernet cable lengths
  • Includes wireless LAN scheduling, which can shut down your wireless network when not in use for further power savings
  • Reduces energy consumption by using an Energy Star® qualified power adapter

  • Complies with the European Union's RoHS directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials
  • Uses recyclable packaging to help reduce waste that goes into the environment

    As part of the Xtreme N family, the DIR-655 contains features not found on the Wireless G or Rangebooster N families. Please see the chart for a comparison of features and recommended applications of the various wireless families.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer D-Link
    Mfg Part# DIR-655
    SKU 203534049
    UPC 790069298561
    UPC 14 00790069298561
    Speeds Up to 14x Faster than Wireless G
    Greater Coverage for Your Entire Home or Office
    Intelligent QoS Technology for Superior VoIP and Online Gaming
    Connect Computers, Game Consoles, or Media Players to the Web
    Gigabit Ports for Incredible Wired Network Speeds
    D-Link Green Product (hardware version A3 or later)
    Includes SharePort™ technology for Sharing USB Devices like Printers and Storage over Your Network
    Intelligent QoS Technology.
    Xtreme N technology allows for farther home coverage.
    Secure your wireless network using advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption.
    Easy to get started with D-Link’s new Quick Router Setup Wizard.
    Backward compatible with 802.11g devices including game consoles and digital media players.
    Package Contents
    Xtreme N™ Gigabit Router
    3 Detachable Antennas
    CAT5 Ethernet Cable
    Power Adapter
    Tech Specs
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3u
    Interface Type:
    4 Gigabit LAN Ports
    1 Gigabit WAN Port
    Push Button (for Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
    USB Port (for SharePort™ & Windows® Connect Now)
    Antenna Type:
    3 External Antenna
    Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA™, WPA2™)
    Advanced Firewall Features:
    Network Address Translation (NAT)
    Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
    VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
    Device Management:
    Internet Explorer® v6 or Later; Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
    WLAN (Wireless Connection)
    LAN (10/100/1000)
    FCC Class B
    Item (WxDxH): 4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2"
    Packaging (WxDxH): 8.1" x 10.9" x 2.6"
    Item: 0.7 lbs
    Packaging: 2.0 lbs
    1 Year Limited
    Recommended System Requirements:
    For Optimal Wireless Performance: Use with Xtreme N Adapters (DWA-552, DWA-556, DWA-643, or DWA-652)
    Minimum System Requirements:
    Windows Vista™, Windows® XP SP2 or Mac OS® X (v10.4)
    Internet Explorer® v6 or Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5
    CD-ROM Drive
    Network Interface Card
    For Internet Access:
    Cable or DSL Modem
    Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
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