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D-Link DIR-825 Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router

by D-Link
3.7 out of 5 stars 446 customer reviews
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  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes Internet traffic as well as wired and wireless network traffic
  • Xtreme N technology allows for farther home coverage
  • Secure your wireless network using advanced WPA or WPA2 encryption
  • Supports Good Neighbor Policy--will not interfere with other wireless networks
  • Backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11a devices including game consoles and digital media players
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Product Description


From the Manufacturer

The Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router is one of D-Link's most powerful routers and is designed specifically for high quality home entertainment. It uses Wireless N technology, which is much faster and farther reaching than Wireless G, so you can enjoy a strong and reliable Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout your home. Plus, this router is a dual band router, which means it operates on two Wi-Fi frequencies instead of just one, so you can watch all the HD content you want interference-free.

D-Link DIR-825

Internet, Unleashed
Enjoy a blazing fast Wi-Fi network with superior home coverage

Entertainment Machine
Stream videos throughout your house in crystal-clear HD

Sharing is Caring
Share a USB printer or storage device with everyone on your home network

The Power of Gigabit
Connect to a Gigabit wired network for transferring files at lightning speeds


D-Link DIR-825 dual band

The Dual Band Advantage

Most routers operate on one band only, the 2.4GHz band. This is the same wireless band that devices like cordless phones and other household appliances use. While it works well for surfing the Internet and checking email, it can get overly congested, making it unsuitable for high-bandwidth applications like streaming video. The Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router operates on both the commonly-used 2.4GHz band and the clearer 5GHz band, which is less-prone to interference from other devices. That means that you can check email and surf the Internet on one while streaming HD movies on the other so neither band gets overloaded!

Key Features

  • Wireless N connectivity for superior wireless performance, clarity, and coverage

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  • Dual-band Wireless N connectivity for enhanced throughput

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  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience

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  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for secure, simple 1-button setup

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  • Capable of streaming audio and video to compatible UPnP-enabled devices

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  • Active Firewall protection

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  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for ultra-fast wired connectivity

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Internet Unleashed

Connect this router to a cable or DSL modem and give high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players … without the mess of wires.

Sharing is Caring

So your brother has all the family photos on his computer and you're dying to edit the bad ones before he posts them on Facebook? No problem. This router creates a secure Wi-Fi network so your computers can share stuff like photos, music, videos, printers, and more.

Xtreme N: Lightning Fast

The Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router is what is known as an 802.11n (Wireless N) device, which is a fancy way to say it's fast. Really fast. In fact, thanks to Xtreme N Technology, it delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range* than 802.11g (Wireless G). Plus, it will still get along just fine with any Wireless G devices you may already have. Ah, convenience.

Multitasking Machine

This router is equipped with Dual Band Technology that supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless signals at the same time. In English? You get to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band while streaming HD movies and other media on the 5GHz band. Neither band gets overloaded. This helps to avoid interference and lag, making it perfect for HD video streaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and Web surfing.

D-Link Green

While this may look like your average router, it's not. This is a D-Link Green router, which is as good for your wallet as it is for the environment. This router …

  • Automatically powers down ports that have no link
  • Budgets power output for different Ethernet cable lengths
  • Includes wireless LAN scheduling, which can shut down your wireless network when not in use for further power savings
  • Reduces energy consumption by using an Energy Star qualified power adapter
  • Complies with the European Union's RoHS directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials
  • Uses recyclable packaging to help reduce waste that goes into the environment
The Power of Gigabit

In addition to offering you blazing fast Wi-Fi speeds, the Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router also includes four 10/100/1000 Gigabit ports so you can connect wired devices to your network. That's right, you can enjoy fast and reliable Wi-Fi and still use wired connections for lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.

Priorities, Please

With D-Link's award-winning Intelligent QoS Technology, wired and wireless traffic is analyzed and separated so priority can be given to applications with sensitivity to delay. That means your VoIP, HD video, and online gaming can stream smoothly to your TV or PC. Goodbye, lag.

No Viruses Allowed

Worried about the security of your wireless network? Don't be. This router supports the latest security features (WPA, WPA2, SPI, and NAT) to help prevent unauthorized access from over your wireless network or from the Internet.

Easy Does It

Thanks to D-Link's Quick Router Setup wizard, getting your router up and running couldn't be easier. It walks you though every step of the installation process so you can get networking in no time.

IPV6 Equipped
Get Ready for the Future: IPV6 Equipped

With the growing number of Internet-enabled applications requiring IP addresses, the supply of IP addresses under the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) system has already been exhausted. The IPv6 protocol solves this network addressing exhaustion by creating more IP addresses, but migration from IPv4 to IPv6 is not necessarily automatic. No worries--this D-Link product is IPv6 Certified and ready for the future.

Get the Most out of Your Router

Use the Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) to add powerful dual band 11n Wi-Fi technology to your desktop or notebook computer. Simply plug the DWA-160 into an available USB port and connect to a wireless network to access a high-speed Internet connection. Enjoy greater wireless reception for transferring files, online gaming, and streaming media from greater distances around your home.

Speed and range
N 150
N 300
N 300+
N 300+ Dual
Share the Internet throughout your home network
Easy file sharing within your home network
Better range and speed over Wireless G
Backwards Compatible with Wireless G
Network connection safe with wireless encryption and Dual Active firewall
Push button Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS)
Intelligent antenna technology for better Wi-Fi coverage
Enhanced router performance for a more reliable network
QoS engine prioritizes video and gaming traffic
Designed for more coverage and performance throughout your home
Use 5 GHz band for streaming HD content with less interference
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Product Specs

  • Standards: IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
  • Interface Type: 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, 1 Gigabit WAN Port, 1 USB Port (for SharePort & Windows Connect Now)
  • Antenna Type: 2 External Reverse SMA Dualband Antennas
  • Security: WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) - PIN & PBC
  • Advanced Firewall Features: Network Address Translation (NAT), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
  • Device Management: Internet Explorer v6 or Later; Mozilla Firefox v1.5 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
  • Certifications: FCC Class B, IC, IPv6 Gold, Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions: Item (WxDxH): 4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2", Packaging (WxDxH): 9.6" x 11.1" x 3.1"
  • Weight: Item: 0.7 lbs, Packaging: 2.0 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited*
  • Recommended System Requirements: For optimal wireless performance, use with the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160)
  • Minimum System Requirements: Computer with Windows Vista**, Windows XP SP2** or Mac OS X (v10.4)***; Internet Explorer v6 or Mozilla Firefox v1.5; CD-ROM Drive; Network Interface Card; and for Internet access a Cable or DSL Modem and Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

What's In the Box

  • Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router
  • 2 Detachable Antennas
  • CAT5 Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM**** with Installation Wizard and Product Documentation

* 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the U.S.A and Canada.
** Computer must adhere to Microsoft's recommended System Requirements.
*** The software included with this product is not Mac-compatible.
**** Latest software and documentation are available online at www.dlink.com.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.6 x 1.2 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001F7HLRC
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: DIR-825
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 3, 2008

Customer Reviews

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I am a Linksys person and I teach a Wireless course using Linksys products. I have been using Linksys products since their 802.11b wired routers first became available. I recently purchased the WRT610N and after trying this D-Link, I am sorry I chose the Linksys WRT610N.

As my first D-link product, I failed to realize D-link uses a network address for its router. I am used to on Linksys products.

It is a Dual-Band wireless router, just like the WRT610N. It allows you to schedule wireless access. It has a great manual, which even tells you how to hook up one router to another for extending coverage. I was surprised to see this. I like being able to adjust power output of wireless radios. I love the idea of Guest wireless internet zones. It allows guests, such as friends, to get on your network without having access to local resources or giving out your normal SSID/Password.

It clearly has more options than the Linksys WRT610N, which can be seemingly less user freindly and requires more knowledge of networking. The web configuration screens are similar to Linksys screens though. Anyone familiar with Linksys can find their way around. I did not try the setup CD. Instead I manually configured it using the web interface.

I did not experience any of the instability issues I had with WRT610N. With a Lenovo T61, Apple TV, iPhone, two Macs, a PS3, and a PC connected to a Buffalo LinkStation Gaming Adapter, I needed to find the least common denominator wireless settings in order for all of these devices to connect and stay connected successfully. There were just too many disconnects, which necessitated the least common denominator approach.
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A couple of months ago I purchased the DIR-825 because on average it received better buyer reviews than the competing dual-band N-compatible routers. At this point, I'm really struggling to understand how this is possible, because the DIR-825 fails in so many areas. I've designed wireless home networking products for almost the past 10 years, and while I'd hope that my experience and familiarity with top brands should equip me to make good purchasing decisions, in my confidence I apparently overlooked some fundamental requirements. In the DIR-825 I got a router that had what I was looking for (configurable QoS, dual-band 802.11n support), but also had a lot of other "features:"

- Randomly disconnects clients every hour or so. This happened more in 5GHz than 2.4GHz, but it definitely happened in both spectrums, and did so often. The router's logs did not indicate any reasons for clients being removed. My theory is that there were frequent signal strength hiccups that caused clients to think the router had vanished. They always reconnected about 10 seconds later, but that's long enough to disconnect you from most online games.
- Renders Vonage VOIP calls completely inaudible, even when the wireless network is quiet. The Vonage router is the only wired networking device in our house. We had it plugged into the DIR-825 so we could take advantage of the router's advanced QoS capabilities, but it was an absolute nightmare. We never got VOIP to work right so long as it was 'behind' the DIR-825, regardless of QoS settings and various other tweaks mentioned in the D-Link knowledge base and forums. We ended up having to put the Vonage device in front of the router (which fixed Vonage but had side effects on the rest of the network).
- Auto-channel Select Feature DOES NOT WORK.
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I ordered this router from Amazon because two WRT160N's from Linksys both locked up within 10-12 hours of use, in spite of directed cooling fans.

This is a very preliminary review that attempts to help solve some problems that might face anyone converting from the popular Linksys routers to this fine piece of equipment from D-Link.

First of all, I never use install software for routers. I configure them manually via the web page. This is where I encountered my first problem (although the included software install utility fell victim to the same issue).

I had my existing machines configured with static IPs. I could not connect to the router from any of them. It turns out the D-Links expect an IP address to be in the range 192.168.0.xxx and not 192.168.1.xxx, during configuration. Until I discovered this little "anomaly", I could not connect to the router's web page. The simple cure to start was to take the computer I was attempting to do the configuration of the router with and let it get its IP address from the router. Immediately I could connect and begin configuring the router. Setup was very easy (Manual). I understand enough networking stuff to configure a router in just a few minutes, and the internal web page layout is intuitive and well described, including excellent help screens, if needed.

For all my machines configured with Static IPs, I had to edit each one from 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.0.xxx, or none of them would connect. Of course, I could have just let the router assign IPs, but I prefer my own network topology.

If you have other networked devices like Network Drives, etc., be sure to set them to DHCP before changing routers, or you won't be able to access them easily.
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