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The D-Link HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657) is a premium model wireless router designed fro media streaming and gaming.

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Pros

Future-proof--IPv6 Certified.

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Quality of Service technology works well to keep bandwidth-intensive tasks going quickly.

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SD card reader for sharing videos and images over a network easily

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WISH support (prioritizes traffic based on importance)

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Fast, consistent 300Mbps connectivity.

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Easy to setup and use--well thought out interface with excellent DLNA media streaming support.

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128-bit AES data security encryption is easy to setup.

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sleek aesthetic

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USB port for connecting a standard printer or external storage device - adds value to your network without requiring upgrading to devices with higher level functionality, having online pc hosts

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Decent price for the quality and functionality.

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Cons

cannot be placed vertically

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lacks LED status indication for each LAN port

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Lack of WEP security option excludes some devices (Nintendo DS).

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use as a NAS is poor, very slow transfer speeds - not even recommended for streaming HD content

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poor data throughput for the price point - is beat out by much cheaper options

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very high price point for the functionality / performance

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single band only - only supports wireless N over the older 2.4GHz standard

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The D-Link HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657) is a premium model wireless router designed fro media streaming and gaming. It offers wireless b, g, and n connectivity as well as 1000Mbps gigabit wired network connection. The built-in quality-of-service (QoS) function is programmed to provide extra speed for applications such as video streaming, gaming, and voice-over-IP calls (e.g. Skype). Other features include UPnP support, D-Link Green power control, and WPA 2 encryption. One feature that people don't often see on wireless routers is an SD card slot. The DIR-657 offers an SD slot at the back as well as an USB port for external storage devices and printers. WPS security is also included to provide a secured yet simple wireless connection setup process. The D-Link HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657) is a good option for buyers looking for a high-end wireless router for use with their home media network. 

Features / Specifications
  • EEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
  • 4 Gigabit Ports
  • USB SharePort Plus
  • SD Card Slot
  • UPnP Support
  • HD Fuel QoS Technology
  • D-Link Green
  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA or WPA2
  • 24/7 Basic Installation Support
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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