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Two USB ports for storage/print server.
Internal SATA 2.5inch drive bay.
Wired Gigabit ports.
Builtin color LCD screen.
Good picture frame.
Hard drive bay for network storage.
USB port enables printer sharing.
Feature-rich color LCD screen doubles as digital photo frame.
Turns SATA drives into instant NAS.
Can get noisy with HDD installed.
Only 1 year warranty.
Small LCD for photos.
No dual-band support.
LCD and touch buttons don't always respond fast.
Hard-drive bay limited to 2.5inch drives.
Fan screams like a banshee.
Screen too small.
FrameChannel wont work behind another route.
Membrane switch failed on review sample.
By PCWorld India on July 26, 2010
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 April 20, 2010
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 January 19, 2010
This speedy router boasts built-in storage capacity as well as a photo...
By ThinkDigit on December 30, 2009
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 December 08, 2009
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 November 09, 2009
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 October 22, 2009
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 October 19, 2009
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 October 15, 2009
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 September 24, 2009
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...
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