D-Link dir-825, what do you guys think?

By Cazca
May 29, 2010
  1. good or no? lol. i like how u can hook an external hard drive to it for some network storage, but is it truly dual band N?
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Don't rely on these routers with USB support for external USB devices. The only one that would do is the DIR-685


    Reason being is that this one has it's own chip for storage about 300MHz. See the other one depend on the processor in the router to handle the task. Those tend to be really slower. You could connect WD USB Passport or Element to one and see how slow it would be over the network.
  3. Cazca

    Cazca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thats a little out of my price range. i guess i could just go the NAS route later on to add network storage. but would u get this for the speed or is their something better for around the same price in your opinion?
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    None of these routers except the one listed would be the way to go. Yes it's expensive. Choices are buy one for $99 bucks NAS, or turn old PC into NAS Server using FreeNAS.
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