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The D-Link DIR-855 is an Xtreme N Duo Media Router that supports dualband (2.4GHz & 5GHz) wireless signals at the same time.

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good range for either G or N networks

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media streaming is consistent, works well with HD content

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good range of security features, easy to lock it down

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connections tend to stay reliable, don't drop off

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creates a very fast connection, download speeds are good

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easy enough to set up for a complete entry-level user

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doesn't have the best range, a couple floors away signal gets weaker

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The D-Link DIR-855 is an Xtreme N Duo Media Router that supports dualband (2.4GHz & 5GHz) wireless signals at the same time. This allows users to surf the Web on one band (2.4GHz), while simultaneously streaming HD content on the other band (5GHz). Included with this device is SharePort technology, which allows USB connections directly to a printer or storage device without a PC interface in the middle. Perhaps most recognizable about the D-Link DIR-855 is its intelligent QoS Prioritization Technology. It works by analyzing and separating all data streams, and then ensuring pivotal traffic (e.g. VoIP, video streaming, online gaming) are given priority over less-relevant traffic.

  • Xtreme N Duo Media Router
  • Dualband Wireless Signals
  • SharePort Technology
  • Intelligent QoS Prioritization
  • Advanced Encryption
  • Good Neighbor Policy
  • 802.11a/g Compliance
  • Standards: 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 1000BaseT , IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0, IEEE 802 11a/g
  • WAN: 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps
  • LAN: 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps
  • Antennas: 3 External Reverse SMA Dualband
  • Firewall: NAT, SPI, VPN Pass-through, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec
  • Security: WPA/WPA2, WPS
Post Review
Brad Endsley
11/09/2009 11:08

The OLED screen adds a nice touch. The gigabit ports for WAN and LAN are nice to have. The web interface is probably one of the best I've seen as far as consumer routers go. It's very easy to find what you're looking for and make changes.

Brad Endsley
11/09/2009 11:06

The throughput on this router is AWFUL. I first purchased one and after the 1.21NA firmware update, the router slowed to a crawl. My 10mb down internet speed went to 5mb on a good day, couldn't reach multiple sites (I could through my AT&T card), etc. I flashed back to 1.20, but same issues. I RMA'ed the router and received another one. Same issues after being flashed with 1.21NA. I called tech support, got bumped to "level 3" tech support, possibly confirmed bug in the firmware. DLINK had no other suggestions on what to do. I switched to a Netgear WNDR3700 and it works like a champ.

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