D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

The Good The D-Link DIR-655 offers decent throughput performance and stable wireless signal. The router has an intuitive and responsive Web interface, support for Gigabit Ethernet and guest networking, and an extensive set of networking features.

The Bad The DIR-655 doesn't have dual-band support. Its SharePort USB port can work with only one computer at a time.

The Bottom Line With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 6.0
7.8 Overall

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D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

Editors' note: The D-Link DIR-655, which was first released in 2007 with Draft-N specs, is one of D-Link's most longstanding wireless routers. The latest firmware upgrade fixes bugs, adds features, and supports the 802.11n specs.

At around $100, the DIR-655 offers basically everything you'd want from a single-band home router. It has fast throughput, a very stable wireless signal, and a generous set of networking features. The router also sports D-Link's SharePort technology, which turns its USB port into a networked one that supports virtually any USB device. If a single-band router is all you need, and it probably is in most cases, the DIR-655 is a good bet. Otherwise, check out dual-band routers that CNET has reviewed, such as the DIR-855 or the Cisco E3000.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand D-Link
  • Type wireless router
  • Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
  • Form Factor desktop
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