D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000

  • D-Link DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000
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  • Ubicom QoS engin.
  • DLNA certification.
  • SD card slot.


  • Doesn't feature dual-band and has a short wireless range.
  • Doesn't offer WEP encryption to support legacy clients.

Expert reviews and ratings

By itreviews.com on 60

Its performance is solid rather than stellar, although the DIR-657 does have some useful advanced features for those with more complex networking needs. But in the end, the price is just a little too high for what’s on offer....

By Maximum CPU on

D-Link has always been a top competitor in the consumer router market, they offer great products that range from “average Joe” models to high end power user models, the DIR-657 is another introduction to D-Link’s high end router line. The DIR-657...

By Maximum PC on 60

D-Link markets this single-band (2.4GHz) router as particularly well suited for gaming and media streaming, and it is endowed with very good quality-of-service features, but QoS can’t magically render the 2.4GHz frequency band any less crowded. And...

By ITP.net on 80

While the DIR-657 offers enough performance for HD streaming, it struggles when it comes to range....

By Trusted Reviews on 60

In an age of HD video and Cloud computing, the limitations of 802.11n continue to haunt all manufacturers of home wireless equipment. D-Link has attempted to teach the old dog new tricks, but unfortunately with the DIR-657 it has chosen the wrong...

By PC Advisor on 70

While the DIR-657 is a solid router, with a well-designed interface and most technology and settings you’d need, its performance is slightly below par. There’s no possibility of using a 5GHz wireless network for a possible speed boost either. We...

By PC Mag on 50

D-Link's DIR-657 HD Media Router 1000 is marketed as a router built for multimedia streaming, but lower-than-average throughput will disqualify it for high-definition streaming for many users....

By CNET Australia on 70

The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the...

International Review By pcactual.com on 87

Los parámetros asociados a este tipo de aplicaciones, como QoS (Calidad de Servicio), están optimizados en el dispositivo de D-Link para mejorar la transmisión de voz o vídeo. Además, junto con un puerto USB, integra una ranura SD Card para compartir...

International Review By computertotaal.nl on 80

IPv6 Snel internet komt tegenwoordig in allerlei soorten en maten. Snelheden rond zo'n 20 Mbit/s zijn bij veel providers normaal en behoren tot de onderkant van de markt. Een beetje kabelverbinding kan tegenwoordig al 120...

International Review By computerworld.dk on 50

Linksys E2500 og D-Link DIR-657 kæmper om at blive bedst i test. Klik for større foto. Vores hjem er efterhånden spækfyldt med produkter, der kræver adgang til nettet, og det stiller naturligvis krav til det trådløse netværk. Det må ikke være...

International Review By dobreprogramy.pl on 70

D-Link DIR-657 to router ze średniej półki — posiada pewne funkcje, które nie pozwalają mówić o nim „przeciętniak” (przede wszystkim obsługę strumieniowego przesyłania multimediów przez DLNA), ale z drugiej strony dzięki pewnym ograniczeniom udało się...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

D-Link levert met de DIR-657 een router af die er redelijk fraai uitziet en die vrij veel functionaliteit biedt, inclusief IPv6-ondersteuning. Hij doet zijn naam als mediarouter eer aan met de SharePort Plus-technologie, waarmee je externe opslagmedia...