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D-Link Systems HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657)

by D-Link
88 customer reviews

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  • IEEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • DLNA Certified
  • SharePort Plus Technology for sharing USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button
  • SD Card Slot
  • HD Fuel for Smooth Video Streaming and online gaming
  • D-Link Green
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: D-Link
  • Model Number: DIR-657
  • Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Number of Ports: 6
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gigabits Per Second

Product Description

Product Description

The D-Link HD Media Router 1000(DIR-657) also comes equipped with 4 Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10x faster than standard 10/100 ports. What's more, it uses 802.11n technology with multiple intelligent antennas to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform 802.11g devices

From the Manufacturer

The HD Media Router 1000 has been designed to keep up with your connected lifestyle and deliver the uninterrupted connectivity you need to power multiple devices, simultaneously, and keep you in command of your digital universe. Up to 300 Mbps speed, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and HD Fuel bandwidth prioritization combine to optimize your online entertainment for seamless HD video streams, high-performance gaming, and VOIP calls without annoying glitches or lags.

DIR-657 front
Get up to 300 Mbps data transfer rates and prioritize high-bandwidth applications with
HD Fuel QoS (see larger image).

 

DIR-657 sd card
SD card slot for uploading HD media files.

 

DIR-657 side

D-Link's HD Media Routers are DLNA equipped, letting you connect to virtually any electronic device, automatically. SharePort Plus USB 2.0 lets you stream from any USB device--great for remote printing or connecting your NAS media servers. There's even an SD Card slot for accessing HD photos, videos and more. For complete home networking, Amplifi has you got you completely covered.

speed

Speed. Powerful Wireless N300 technology outperforms Wireless G. Provides superior wireless performance, clarity and coverage.

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Up to 300 Mbps data transfer rates combine with four Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver blazing fast connectivity to all of your favorite digital entertainment devices.

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reliability Reliability. HD Fuel QoS technology prioritizes high-bandwidth traffic and optimizes your entertainment center for uninterrupted HD video streams, online gaming, and VOIP calls without annoying glitches or lags.

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connectivity Connectivity. Connect to Ethernet-enabled devices AND get automatic connectivity to virtually any device with DLNA. SD Card slot for accessing HD photos, videos, and more.
smart Smart. Connect Printers and Media NAS Servers--SharePort Plus USB 2.0 lets you stream from any USB device. There's even a SharePort App for Android and iPhone OS for online gaming support like Onlive.
easy Simple. Plug and Play Installation. Backwards compatibility with Wireless G. Wi-PnP technology for easy setup for wireless connections using a USB thumb drive. Supports IPv6 for intelligent self-detect and router setup.
security Secure. Create your own network name and password or put it at the tip of your fingers with Push Button Security for advanced WPA/WPS 128-bit data encryption.

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HD Fuel

What You Can Do with the HD Media Router 1000

Give Your Digital Entertainment The Bandwidth It Deserves. Give it HD Fuel.

Watch Netflix play your Xbox 360 online or make Skype calls-- HD Fuel technology lets you do it all, all at once--free of the annoying lags or glitches you might experience with standard routers. HD Fuel automatically manages traffic flow, and optimizes your broadband connection to give to high-bandwidth applications like HD video streams and online gaming applications the highest priority. Stream multiple media content to multiple devices all at the same time--HD video, online gaming, large media file downloads--the HD Media Router 1000 delivers uninterrupted access to all your connected devices and keeps you in control of your digital entertainment.

Devices
Now Playing: Everything.

HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, Blu-Ray Players, Playstation 3--the HD Media Router 1000 has been engineered to not only deliver seamless connectivity to your favorite Ethernet-enabled devices, but ANY device. Connect Printers, NAS servers--even security cameras--SharePort Plus USB 2.0 lets you stream from any USB device. There's even a SharePort App for Android and iPhone OS for online gaming support like Onlive. We've included an SD card slot for uploading HD media files like video and photo and with DLNA standard, the HD Media Router can connect to any device, automatically.

Advanced Home Networking. Simple Setup

High-performance entertainment devices. Wireless signals anywhere in your home. Multiple laptops. Network storage systems. iPads, iPhones-- It used to be that designing a home network capable of handling so many devices required some serious hardware and some seriously messy installation. Not with Amplifi - the HD Media Router 1000 has not only been engineered with the power to handle all of your digital demands, but with the smarts to put it at the tip of your fingers.

HD Media Routers offer Wireless G backwards compatibility and Wi-PnP technology for simple wireless connections through a USB drive. IPv6 allows for intelligent self-detect and router setup and with DLNA, the HD Media Router 1000 not only connects to any Ethernet-equipped device, but virtually any device, automatically. With push-button connectivity and 128-bit security encryption standard, a secure home network is as simple as plug and play.

DIR-657 ports

128-bit Security Encryption

The HD Media Router 1000 protects your network with 128-bit AES data security encryption--the same technology used in E-commerce or online banking. Create your own network name and password or put it at the tip of your fingers with Push Button Security standard on every Amplifi device. With hassle-free plug and play installation, and advanced Wi-Fi protected setup, the HD Media Router 1000 is not only one of the fastest routers available, it's also one of the safest.

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.

What's in the Box

HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657); Ethernet cable; CD-ROM; power adapter; quick install guide

Specifications

  • Standards: IEEE 802.11n; IEEE 802.11g; IEEE 802.3; IEEE 802.3u; IEEE 802.3ab
  • Security: WPA; WPA2; WPS
  • Certifications: FCC; CE; CE LVD; Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year, limited
  • Physical Interface:
    • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
    • 1 Gigabit WAN Port
    • USB 2.0
    • 1 SD Card Slot
    • 1 WPS Push Button
Minimum Requirements

Computer with:

  • Windows 74, Windows Vista4, Windows XP SP24, or Mac OS X (v10.4)5
  • Internet Explorer v6 or Mozilla Firefox v3.0
  • CD ROM Drive
  • Network Interface Card

For Internet Access:

  • Cable or DSL Modem
  • Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • For optimal wireless performance, use with D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter (DWA-140) or Xtreme N Desktop PCI Express Adapter (DWA-556)


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches ; 11.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0050SLU6K
  • Item model number: DIR-657
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,968 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 17, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Onarum on July 14, 2011
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I've decided to pack this thing and send it back to Amazon after having it up for less than a day. I was just tired of the constant rebooting, and it even disconnects at one point while on the phone with Dlink support which terminates the conversation because my VoIP runs through the router. I went back to my old DIR-655 router which works great except for VoIP latency issues That I have been experiencing...

****** UPDATE *******

I have decided to tweak the router a bit before sending it back to Amazon, and after messing around with all the settings, OpenDNS DNS server addresses seems to be the issue. I went back to using the DNS servers assigned by my ISP, and voila, my restarting issue went away at least for now. No more choppy VoIP calls, so I have decided to hold on to this router for now..

**** Update ****
I discovered OpenDNS was not the culprit after reconnecting my external USB drive to the router. The router went back to rebooting itself every 15 minutes once the drive was reconnected. I disconnected the drive, and the router has been up for about 5 days now with no issue. I hope Dlink address the issue in the next firmware release for this router..
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Conrad VINE VOICE on September 25, 2012
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This router is absolutely disappointing in performance. I spent a long time with this router (about 3 months) just trying to troubleshoot and fix to get it up to acceptable condition. Bottom line is that D-Link should have just scrapped this model. Maybe the higher-end models like the D-Link HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827) or the D-Link HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) perform better, and if so D-Link should have just sold those models.

Let's get to the bad parts:
-Web GUI is the same tired layout. Please change!
-Single-band (2.4 GHz), not dual-band. I have several boxes that utilize the 5 GHz band to stream videos (especially HD movies) and unfortunately this router only has the 2.4 GHz band. Slows down wireless speed with more than one wireless user.
-SharePort Plus is only USB 2.0 (not USB 3.0)
-Wireless signal is weak. When I compared it to other wireless-N routers (DIR-645, DIR-655, and even the Linksys WRT110) this DIR-657 had the weakest signal. I even brought this router upstairs (installed in the main hallway) and tested the signal for upstairs use, and the DIR-655 downstairs still has a stronger signal and faster data speed than the DIR-657.
-Constantly drops connection. This happens with any device (iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro, PCs) connected to this router. When I switch to any other wireless router, no dropped connection.
-As a router, data transfer speed is really poor.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Chris Fitch on September 6, 2011
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I've been a long time use of D-Link products. I bought the this to upgrade from my 655. Big problems from day 1, it constantly locks up and needs rebooted. 2-3 times a day. So I did an RMA and got the replacement. Did the configuration from scratch. After a little time same problem. Constantly locking up. I tried turning off QoS, firewall, etc. The configuration I used almost identically matches what I used on the 655. The interface is exactly the same and so are the settings for the most part. This device really seems like a minor update from the 655, basically just a repackaging of the 655 internals with some new antenna tech. I'm using a static IP from my ISP, static LAN IP addresses, and a small DHCP pool. Nothing to complex. Seems like I'm not the only person with this problem.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Cleary on November 28, 2012
This product regularly (~2x/hr) drops wireless clients when streaming media from one wireless client to another. I have tried modifying every wireless setting in the router's firmware, to no effect.

It is very fast when it works, but it doesn't work reliably.

**Update**

Shipping and restocking were too expensive to RMA this unit, so I let it sit in the corner of my office for a month. Yesterday I pulled it out and tried to get SharePort working, since that would at least be *something*. No such luck. :( This device is just unbelievably bad, and it's not just my unit - the whole device suffers from multiple poor design choices.

To expound on my earlier review:

* The wireless signal is weak with short range.

* Repeatedly (~2x/hr) drops connections when streaming media (even if only one side is wireless and the other side is wired) or when a Wii is connected.

* Router firmware requires constant reboots when changing the simplest settings such as enabling/disabling access control rules. Each reboot takes ~60 seconds. This means you spend hours setting it up instead of minutes. Tip: the latest firmware (v1.01, Mar 2012) does allow you to make several changes and then reboot once.

* Cannot disable NAT to operate unit as a bridge.

* Does not support SharePort through the WAN port. I couldn't get SharePort working at all, actually.

In short, this is a terrible, terrible product. Seriously, I have gotten no use whatsoever out of it, and it's too expensive to return. I just paid $$ for some expensive trash. Seriously. I'm throwing it away tomorrow. I wouldn't even donate this to GoodWill - why give someone else the pain?

Unbelievably bad!
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