D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000
The D-Link DIR-857 HD is capable of transfer rates of up to 900Mb/s on the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands and it features two USB 3.0 ports for quick NAS-to-PC file transfers as well as a built-in SD card reader for quickly sharing data such as photos and movies.
USB 3.0 port.
SD card slot.
Excellent QoS features.
Up to 450 Mbps on both bands.
Remote access to connected USB device and SD card.
Doesn't offer 802.11ac .
Below average performance.
Relatively short range, especially on the 5GHz band.
By uk.hardware.info on April 16, 2013
None of the routers in this test performed poorly, but there were enough differences that we can draw a few conclusions. If you don't want to spend too much but still want decent performance, then the best options are the Linksys EA2700, Netgear...-
By Real World Labs on November 06, 2012
The HD Media Router 3000 wasn’t the fastest in our 5GHz frequency band testing. With the router setup within 15 feet of our test system we managed just over 180mbps, a respectable number.Moving on to the 2.4GHz band we managed just over 101 Mbps,...-
By MaximumPC on September 27, 2012
Despite the DIR-857’s performance coming up short compared to our new zero-point, we still think it’s a very good router.80
By Hardware.Info on July 15, 2012
In the end, the DIR-857 falls short of earning the Hardware.Info Gold Award. However, the 2.4 GHz performance is good enough for a Silver Award, even if the current £155 price tag is on the high side.80
By PCMag on June 29, 2012
D-Link's DIR-857 router, is a decent device and some will be attracted to the built-in SD card reader, but less-than-impressive performance, some issues with rebooting, and some lag streaming high-definition means there are better choices for high-end dual-band routers.60
By PCAdvisor on June 25, 2012
Although the DIR 857 is an excellent device, we question whether it's worth spending so much on an 802.11n router right now, when the newer and potentially faster 802.11ac standard is just around the corner. But if you're after excellent performance today from a known standard, the DIR-857 is a good choice.80
By cnet on June 22, 2012
Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.80
By theregister.co.uk on June 19, 2012
A wireless routers is one of the most important items in any gadget lover’s home. Performance, range and reliability are essential criteria to consider when deciding when buying a router. Also, bear in mind the configuration software,...80
By SmallNetBuilder on June 14, 2012
If your heart is set on one of the "HD Media" D-Links, I think the two-stream ("N600") DIR-827 is the better buy and slightly better performer.80
By SlashGear on May 30, 2012
Are you one of those fellows who likes to pipe HD media around the home using nothing more than wireless technology? D-Link has a router than you may be interested in.80