D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router

  • D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router
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Based on 15 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Two USB ports for storage/print server.
  • Internal SATA 2.5inch drive bay.
  • Wired Gigabit ports.

Cons:

  • Can get noisy with HDD installed.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld India on 83

All said and done, this router turns in a respectable performance as a router, and the extra features are great for enthusiasts. Being able to fit all of that functionality in there and making it compact enough to facilitate carrying an internal HDD...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

D-Link did the right thing by putting four gigabit ports in place, although that’s pretty much expected at this price point. And for the price (which still shows as $299.99 on D-Link’s site), we would have expected 2.4/5.0 GHz dual-band support. As it...

By LaptopMag on 80

This speedy router boasts built-in storage capacity as well as a photo...

By ThinkDigit on -

The D-Link DIR 685 Router is a high-end feature-rich router. It has a smooth finish and a 3.2-inch LCD screen, making it one of the better looking routers in the market. The D-Link DIR 685 comes with two USB ports for external storage devices and it...

By ASE Labs on -

Convergence is the name of the game in this world and it seems that technologies that seemed to be always slated for separate devices are being merged into one feature packed super device. D-Link follows this convergence trend with the DIR-685 Xtreme...

By HardwareGeeks on 100

When I unboxed the D-link DIR-685 that D-Link sent me to check out, someone messaged me on Live Messenger and said, “The DIR-685 is overkill”. I laughed and thought about it. It does have a lot of features that a router doesn’t really...

By AsiaOne on -

D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme doesn't look like a router and is certainly more than one. With it's networking capabilities and ease of use, it's a great device to have in the home.Extra features such as photo displays and RSS feeds also come...

By PC Mag on 90

Though pricey, the D-Link DIR-685 offers far more for consumers than most other Wi-Fi routers on the market in the form of unique multimedia...

By Maximum PC on 70

Love the features; hate the performance—and the price tag D-Link’s DIR-685 Wi-Fi router generated a lot of buzz at CES this past January. And when we took a gander at its spec sheet, we thought it a contender for Best of the Best in the...

By Web User on 60

We’ve seen routers with screens before – Belkin’s N1 Vision (see review at http://bit.ly/review1223), for example, has been around for more than a year. But although displaying the time and the status of the router on screen is...

By CNET Australia on 70

The D-Link Xtreme N Storage Router DIR-685 is a very good single-band wireless N router; however, its extra features hardly justify the...

By RegHardware on 55

But the DIR-685 is very noisy and lacks features we’ve come to expect on a Nas. There’s also no ADSL modem or Homeplug in this all-in-one package and the Wi-Fi doesn’t have the 5GHz band enabled. Its £199 price tag is reasonable,...

By SlashGear on -

You’d be forgiven for mistaking the D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router for a cheap digital photo frame, at least from just glancing at it. Dominated by a 3.2-inch LCD display, and lacking obvious giveaways such as external antennas,...

By SmallNetBuilder on -

2.4 GHz Draft 11n router with slow built-in NAS, too-small front panel LCD photo display and very noisy little...

By Gizmodo on -

Very interesting and very promising. It's more expensive than a standard router, but the fact that it does have a small photo frame (it's only 3.2 inches) and space for a 2.5-inch laptop hard drive makes it impressive. All of these features...

International Review By NordicHardware on -

Mediaserver och router är kanske ingenting som direkt går samman vid en första tanke, men D-Link har integrerat både och, tillsammans med torrentklient, iTunes-server och FTP-server i ett och samma skal. I samma veva har man...

International Review By PC for Alla on 60

De flesta hushåll i dag är utrustade med internet i någon form. I många hushåll finns det också mer än en dator, och en stor del av datorerna är dessutom...

International Review By Magnus.de on 100

Der D-Link Router überzeugt sowohl im Design, robuster Bauweise als auch in der Leistung. Das Display und die NAS-Funktion sind ein guter Mehrwert, den sich der Hersteller des Routers entsprechend bezahlen...

International Review By Teltarif on -

Es gibt Menschen, die wollen klotzen, nicht kleckern, die wollen richtig was kaufen und nicht nur mal gucken. Für genau diese Menschen scheint der WLAN-Router DIR-685 von D-Link wie gemacht. Der Netzwerkmanager, der auf der vergangenen CES in Las...

International Review By Komputer for Alle on 70

Det kan godt være svært at få en netværksharddisk og en router til at arbejde fornuftigt sammen, specielt hvis man gerne vil have adgang til filer på harddisken udefra og vil oprette en FTP-server, hvor venner og bekendte kan...