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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Enough for HD-DVD Playback, October 12, 2007
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This review is from: D-Link Wireless N300 Mbps Extreme-N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) (Personal Computers)
Very satisfied. Smaller than expected. Fast enough to play HD-DVDs wirelessly to my notebook (Dell Inspiron E1505, 802.11BGN, 945GM, Core Duo (2) 2GHz, Vista Premium, Arcsoft Digital Theater, D-Link DNS-323 NAS). Great speed and coverage. Also handles HDTV perfectly via HDHomeRun device.

Don't forget to upgrade firmware.

Update 11-Nov-2007: This router may be my biggest gadget surprise this year. It continues to perform better than expected, completely solving all past wireless issues and handling all tasks such as streaming HD-DVD.

Update 7-Apr-2011: Another reviewer reports that the device's adapter is no longer dual voltage. References to voltage have been removed? Interested in a versatile travel router? I recommend TRENDnet 300Mbps Wireless-N Travel Router Kit TEW-654TR (Black). It's wireless, remarkably small, 100-240 volts, has an Ethernet port.
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Initial post: May 11, 2008 11:00:17 PM PDT
Kibo says:
How do you stream HD DVD playback? Can it be done from a player or it's just computer to computer?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2008 8:26:28 AM PDT
I stream NAS (DLink DNS-323) --> Router --> notebook. YMMV.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009 12:35:04 AM PST
Shammah98 says:
what router settings do u have? my hd video streaming is quite choppy
thx

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2009 12:14:00 AM PDT
You are probably not connected with N or you have weak signal with G. I know for sure A and B can't handle 1080p HD, but G can handle it if it has the 54MBps speed but it will be maxed out. This is where N is beneficial, the Blu-Ray spec recommends a minimum of 54MBps/Wireless G with excellent signal or wireless N. You can ethernet them if you are using 100MBps speed or gigabit without a problem, just dont clog it with file transfers and simultaneous HD playback unless you got a Gigabit.

Hope this helps clarify.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 2:56:50 PM PST
Bodhigirl says:
Update firmware? I apologize, but what does that entail?
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 1:19:45 AM PST
I don't have the device anymore so I can't offer specific advice.

Generally, go to the manufacturer's website, drill down to support and software/firmware updates. They'll describe what to do. Basically, you download a software file, get into the router by using entering it's ip address, usually the .1 address. Go to the router's firmware update page and select the downloaded firmware file. The router will read the file from the computer and update it's firmware and finally reboot itself.

Often all you have to do is go to a router's firmware page and select "update from Internet". It will do the rest for you.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 8:03:22 PM PDT
Linny says:
is the range good? the main concern for me now is not speed but RANGE. My current G routers range is not so smoove when im using my xbox slim. i want a router that has a good range so i could play outside the room that my routers in.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2011 11:57:55 PM PDT
Impossible to advise due to everyone's situation is different. Only buy wireless if you can easily return it for full refund. Have you considered powerline devices? Many people have good experiences with them. They too are situational.

Posted on Apr 2, 2011 12:23:49 PM PDT
The power adapter that ships with it now is not universal and so does not support 240v.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2011 1:48:35 AM PDT
Thanks for altering me. I've updated my post, deleting references to voltage and suggesting an international travel router. Thanks again.
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