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D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Firewall Router - IEEE 802.11n Compliant - 300Mbps - 10/100/1000Mbps - 4-port switch

by D-Link
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Your Fastest Online Experience with 802.11n (Draft1.0) speeds of up to 300Mbps
  • High speed processor, providing best throughput available - up to 650% faster than 802.11g
  • Get Connected: Link the Internet to all your computers, your media player and gaming console
  • No Data Delays: Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) StreamEngine allows quality streaming audio and video media
  • Intelligent Wireless Prioritisation Technology
  • Superior Coverage: 3x3 antenna from room to room, removing troublesome coverage blackspots
  • Firewall Protection to keep you safe from harmful intrusions
  • Security with Encryption plus no interference with other Wireless Networks
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandD-Link
Item Weight322 g
Product Dimensions28.1 x 21.2 x 7.4 cm
Item model numberDIR-655
  
Additional Information
ASINB000PLSAII
Best Sellers Rank 28,406 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight816 g
Date First Available21 April 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Wireless N Gigabit Router
The D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router is an 802.11n (Draft) compliant device designed for use in bigger homes and for users that demand higher performance networking. Featuring a 3x3 antenna design, the DIR-655 router provides superior whole home coverage whilst eliminating dead spots. It is also faster than 100Mbps wired Ethernet1. By connecting the DIR-655 router to a cable or DSL modem, users will be able to share their high-speed Internet access with everyone on the network. By adding a Wireless N notebook or desktop adapter, they will also stay connected from virtually anywhere in their home.

High Performance
The D-Link DIR-655 features the fastest processor in the D-Link Wireless N range, achieving ever higher throughput results between WAN and LAN networks. It includes four Gigabit Ethernet switch ports for highest transfer speeds to other Gigabit capable devices such as a network attached storage. For the first time, Gigabit connectivity is introduced on the WAN side as well, a unique feature ahead of its time in many countries.

In addition, the router integrates the acclaimed QoS StreamEngine, which provides a better Internet experience by keeping Internet phone calls and online gaming smooth and responsive.

Wireless LAN Intelligent Stream Handling (WISH) Technology
The D-Link DIR-655 router includes Quality of Service (QoS), wirelessly as well as to and from the Internet (StreamEngine). It features WISH, which enhances the consumer's experience for gaming, HDTV and other media applications over a wireless connection by minimising the disruptive effects of competing traffic on the wireless network. It automatically detects if audio, video or gaming content is being used on the wireless network and gives these applications priority over less time-sensitive traffic such as email or file transfers. It then adjusts priorities to ensure media content is transmitted without jitter or lag.

The router even enforces a "good neighbour" policy, ensuring that it will not create interference for neighbouring networks. This is achieved by reducing the amount of radio spectrum used when detecting legacy 802.11g/b networks in the vicinity.

Simplified Wireless Security
The router supports the Wi-Fi Alliance's standard for wireless security at the touch of a button. With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the wireless network name (SSID) and encryption keys are automatically generated and broadcast to the client devices. Users do not have to memorise complicated passwords and key them in several times. This considerably simplifies the process of setting up security on the wireless network.

Compatible with Windows Vista
The D-Link DIR-655 was one of the first routers to pass rigorous testing to achieve Microsoft Windows Vista approval. With this router, users will be able to take full advantage of the Network Explorer and Network Map features in Windows Vista. With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) / Windows Connect Now (WCN) Configuration 2.0, they will be able to set up simple and secure-by-default Wi-Fi networks. The router also includes Xbox Live service compatibility.

Manufacturer's Description

Wireless N Gigabit Router
The D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router is an 802.11n (Draft) compliant device designed for use in bigger homes and for users that demand higher performance networking. Featuring a 3x3 antenna design, the DIR-655 router provides superior whole home coverage whilst eliminating dead spots. It is also faster than 100Mbps wired Ethernet1. By connecting the DIR-655 router to a cable or DSL modem, users will be able to share their high-speed Internet access with everyone on the network. By adding a Wireless N notebook or desktop adapter, they will also stay connected from virtually anywhere in their home.

High Performance
The D-Link DIR-655 features the fastest processor in the D-Link Wireless N range, achieving ever higher throughput results between WAN and LAN networks. It includes four Gigabit Ethernet switch ports for highest transfer speeds to other Gigabit capable devices such as a network attached storage. For the first time, Gigabit connectivity is introduced on the WAN side as well, a unique feature ahead of its time in many countries.

In addition, the router integrates the acclaimed QoS StreamEngine, which provides a better Internet experience by keeping Internet phone calls and online gaming smooth and responsive.

Wireless LAN Intelligent Stream Handling (WISH) Technology
The D-Link DIR-655 router includes Quality of Service (QoS), wirelessly as well as to and from the Internet (StreamEngine). It features WISH, which enhances the consumer's experience for gaming, HDTV and other media applications over a wireless connection by minimising the disruptive effects of competing traffic on the wireless network. It automatically detects if audio, video or gaming content is being used on the wireless network and gives these applications priority over less time-sensitive traffic such as email or file transfers. It then adjusts priorities to ensure media content is transmitted without jitter or lag.

The router even enforces a "good neighbour" policy, ensuring that it will not create interference for neighbouring networks. This is achieved by reducing the amount of radio spectrum used when detecting legacy 802.11g/b networks in the vicinity.

Simplified Wireless Security
The router supports the Wi-Fi Alliance's standard for wireless security at the touch of a button. With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the wireless network name (SSID) and encryption keys are automatically generated and broadcast to the client devices. Users do not have to memorise complicated passwords and key them in several times. This considerably simplifies the process of setting up security on the wireless network.

Compatible with Windows Vista
The D-Link DIR-655 was one of the first routers to pass rigorous testing to achieve Microsoft Windows Vista approval. With this router, users will be able to take full advantage of the Network Explorer and Network Map features in Windows Vista. With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) / Windows Connect Now (WCN) Configuration 2.0, they will be able to set up simple and secure-by-default Wi-Fi networks. The router also includes Xbox Live service compatibility.



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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sooooo FAST 27 Oct 2007
By Paul
Set up: Its simply a case of plugging it in and running the setup CD. Even with my forgetting to turn the modem off and on again the whole thing was up and running in no more than 5 minutes.

Ease of use: I've yet to explore the settings in full but suffice to say they are what you would expect from a 100 router. I was quite happy to find this is the first router ive ever used that didnt require some kind of tweaking to open any ports to use with bitorrent.

Performance: This is the DIR655's trump card. I bought it because CNET and Tom's Hardware reckoned it to be the fastest 802.11n router they'd ever tested and it supports more multiple connections than any other home router too [i.e it wont overheat/crash if you use torrents]. So far i have been seeing wireless download speeds between 5 and 10 times faster than my old Belkin 54g could muster. Coupled with a Netgear WN311T PCI adapter it sits happily connected at between 250mb and 300mb with about 20m and 2 walls to pass through, and will easily match wired transfer speeds on my 20mb cable connection.

Dont be alarmed by the reviewer's poor rating below me. This is a wireless router, NOT a wireless modem router and it says nowhere in its description that it is. So long as you understand what you are getting you wont be disappointed.

EDIT: i was browsing my profile and saw this review and thought id provide a small update. I bought it over 6 months ago now and to date it has never once needed a reset or done anything other than sit quietly in the corner purring away to itself. I wont be bothering with Netgear, Belkin, Linksys or any of the other brands ive had in the past again.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for BT Broadband 13 Feb 2008
By Ed
After becoming increasingly frustrated by the poor performance of my old D-Link ADSL broadband wireless router, I opted to investigate the current range of routers. Being on the BT broadband ADSL service should have ruled out this D-Link router, but coupled with the LinkSys AM200 ADSL/Ethernet modem, the DIR-655 has proven to be a star performer that has outstripped the old router's performance in leaps and bounds. The DIR-655 is highly configurable and has many very advanced options, making it a suitable candidate for installation in small office/home office situations. It also boasts Gigabit Ethernet support on all LAN ports and the latest WiFi standards. It even does Dynamic DNS registration with all the major offerings on the Internet. All in all a superb choice.

The average BT Broadband user might well disregard this router as it has no built-in ADSL modem, but don't let that deter you. If you're comfortable with a two-unit solution, then this is definitely for you. Simply configure the ADSL modem to perform RFC 1483 bridging and let the router do PPPoE to authenticate with the ISP. It took a few minutes to setup and performs outstandingly with no line drops.

A point worth mentioning is that the installation CD that comes with the router is fine for the novice user, but be aware that on autoplay it automatically changes the IP configuration of your Windows installation to use DHCP, removing any static IP configuration. If you want to configure the router and you are experienced, simply point your browser to the router IP address of 192.168.0.1 and ignore the setup utility.

Highly recommended!
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why pay this much? 9 Mar 2008
By Mr. P. Stewkesbury VINE VOICE
I had happily been using an old Belkin wireless router at home for many years to share my internet connection between three desktops and a laptop. It had performed perfectly well, and never let me down.

Similarly, at work, I had used many Netgear 834G wireless routers; it's a solid performer, and I believe that it is now available for about 40.

So why did I pay over 100 for this new-fangled D-Link 655?

It's all Virgin's fault. Stephen Kemp describes it well in his review below. I have been with ntl cable internet for years, without any problems using my old Belkin wireless router. When I upgraded to Virgin's 20Mbps download offering my old router just could not share it quickly enough! It is all to do with the WAN-side capability, and what they term the WAN to LAN throughput.

Plainly, even Virgin's 20Mbps downlink speed is way below the current widely available networking capability of 100Meg, but, most routers cannot pass-through and share from WAN (the internet) to LAN (your computers on your home network) at a sufficient rate to realise the benefits of Virgin's 20Mbps.

NB by sharing I do not mean to infer that the problem is due to multiple users all accessing the web at once, that is not the problem. If you imagine that three PC users in your home are all using the router to access the internet at once, it is very unlikely that they will all repeatedly call page downloads at the same time. We all spend more time looking at pages than calling them; this diversity factor means that sharing the downlink is not the cause of the problem. The problem might more effectively be thought of as the internals of the router acting like a bottleneck in the pass-through rate from the web to your PC.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful firewall.
As with most routers the web interface can take a while to become accustomed to. Especially when it comes to setting up port forwarding which is always a problem as different... Read more
Published 5 days ago by eurisko
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and fast
Bought this March 2011 and it's still going strong. I've had no problems whatsoever.

Just briefly, I bought this to connect to a Virgin Superhub. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CharlieH
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Replaced my link sys router cause when someone with sony ericsson smart phone was trying to use the wi-fi the router was restarting. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Panayiotis
3.0 out of 5 stars Good router but Guest zone does not work
I was looking for a router that also had a guest zone so I could use for my guests at home. I bought this one because it had good reviews. Read more
Published 12 months ago by PANTAZI PANTAZIS P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great feature set and reliable
I have Virgin Media as my ISP, and their router box seemed to be a great device with endless features. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Steven W. Harrold
5.0 out of 5 stars d-link
Highly recommended! It works very well and easy to install. Good bit of kit and looks very nice as well.
Published 17 months ago by Giancarlo Benigno
4.0 out of 5 stars D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Firewall Router
Good-looking, stylish product that provides comprehensive functionality without being too complex to set up. For standard use, it's very straightforward to configure. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Paul Channon
5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased
We were having daily problems connecting to internet pages. Thought we would try a new router and problem solved. Working perfectly.
Published on 23 May 2012 by kimantgill
4.0 out of 5 stars wireless router
Easy to setup the home network and to customize the settings. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that I have had no luck at all with getting the SharePort to work. Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2012 by BikerMusic
5.0 out of 5 stars Gucci Kit
This router was purchased first as an alternative to putting up with a patchy Belkin N1 Vision's wireless, then secondly to compliment a DSL-320B modem to get a nice connection... Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2012 by James G
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