D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000

  • D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000
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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.

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By uk.hardware.info on

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

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 80

Despite the DIR-857’s performance coming up short compared to our new zero-point, we still think it’s a very good router.

By Hardware.Info on 80

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.

By PCMag on 60

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.

By PCAdvisor on 80

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.

By CNET Australia on 80

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...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

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,...

By SmallNetBuilder on 80

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.

By SlashGear on 80

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.

International Review By Hardware.Info on

In het algemeen kun je zeggen dat geen enkele router die we in deze test hebben besproken echt door de mand valt. Dit neemt niet weg dat er wel degelijk een duidelijk onderscheid te maken is binnen deze selectie. Wil je niet te veel geld uitgeven, maar...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 80

Dejlig router med en masse muligheder, dog i særlig grad en router for de teknisk kyndige, for mange af mulighederne kræver stor viden, hvis de skal bruges...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De D-Link DIR-857 is een router met enkele in het oog springende kenmerken, zoals de SD-kaartlezer, USB 3.0 en de enorme hoeveelheid van 512 MB RAM. Daarnaast valt de DIR-857 vooral op door de uitstekende resultaten op 2,4 GHz, ook op grote afstanden....

International Review By IDG.no on 70

For ytelse og rekkevidde har D-Link DIR-857 så langt vært en skuffelse - i hvert fall hvis man ser det opp i mot prisen. På en måte kan vi imidlertid si at vi aner et vist håp. Under testingen fikk vi en betaversjon av ruterens programvare, som ga en ...