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Allowing users to share a broadband internet connection across their home or small business network.

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Pros

4 Gigabit connections - the latest, fastest standard

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fast throughput

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upgradable firmware with regular releases for bug fixes and added features

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well organized web interface

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features a USB port which can be used to host a USB-only printer, or a USB-based external hard disk for NAS functionality

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can be oriented horizontally or vertically, mounted on the wall

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Guest-zone functionality - allows outside users the ability to connect to the Internet without having access to other LAN resources

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stable

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Cons

getting older

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not a dual-band device

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requires several tweaks to achieve 1080p HD video streaming

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USB port requires Windows software for access

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only one computer can connect to the USB port device at once

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poor DNS caching performance

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firmware has a history of issues

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The D-Link DIR-655 is a wireless broadband router, allowing users to share a broadband internet connection across their home or small business network. The DIR-655 features Wireless-N technology, but is still compatible with Wireless-G and –B technologies. It also allows four wired gigabit connections, as well as a single USB connection, used in Windows Connect Now Technology. The DIR-655 boasts dual built-in firewall protection, as well as Intelligent QoS, which help maximize bandwidth usage. The D-Link DIR-655 uses WPA and WPA2 security encryption, and allows VPN pass-through as an option. Released December 2006, the D-Link DIR-655 retails at $100.

Features
  • Wireless-N Technology
  • Supports up to four wired gigabit connections
  • Intelligent QoS
  • WPA / WPA2 wireless encryption
  • Allows VPN Pass Through
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