D-Link DIR-855 Extreme-N Duo Dual-Band Draft 802.11n Media Router

rate 3.1
  • Brand: D-Link
  • Category: Wireless Routers
  • frequency band: 2.4GHz/5GHz

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D-Link DIR-855 Xtreme N Duo Dual Band Draft 802.11n Media Router


Technical Details


IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
Device Management
WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WPS
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
Frequency Band
3 x External Reverse SMA Dualband Antenna
USB 2.0
VPN support
VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
Wireless Adapter included
System Requirements
Computer with: 
Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or Mac OS X (v10.4+)
Internet Explorer v6 or Mozilla Firefox v2.0
CD-ROM Drive
Network Interface Card

For Internet Access: 
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2"
0.7 lbs.


Optimized for HD Video Streaming

Superior Performance over Competing Draft N Routers

Intelligent QoS Prioritization Technology

Duo Technology - Dualband Wireless (2.4GHz & 5Ghz Simultaneous)

OLED Network Activity Display

D-Link Green Verified Product (hardware version A1 and A2)

Includes SharePort technology for Sharing USB Devices like Printers and Storage over Your Network.
  • With some routers, all wired and wireless traffic, including Voice over IP, Video Streaming, Online Gaming, and Web browsing
  • The DIR-855 utilizes MediaBand (5GHz), which is the best technology available for wirelessly streaming multiple HD videos across your network
  • Delivering best-in-class performance, network security, and coverage
  • Create a dualband wireless network to share high-speed Internet access with computers, game consoles, or media players from greater distances
  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes Internet traffic as well as wired and wireless network traffic
The Thompsons 5.0
295 of 310 people found the following review helpful
D-Link DIR-855 Xtreme N Duo Dualband Draft 802.11n Media RouterPer another customer, here's the differences in the Extremes:The following will likely save you a couple of hours of research...The DIR-655 is single-band (2.4GHz).The DGL-4500 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), however it only uses one band at a time. You choose which band, manually, in the configuration. It doesn't choose the best band in real-time, or anything like that.The DIR-855 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and uses both bands a ... t the same time. More >
J. Young 5.0
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
The DLINK DIR-855 router is the best router I have purchased to date. I originally thought I was going to have problems with weak signals and the like, but I found that it was the older hardware that I had trying to connect to it that was the problem. Some of the older technology was having a hard time staying connected if it even saw the router at all.The router is somewhat easy to configure with the included configuration wizard on the CD. I did this using a Vista PC and did not have any pro ... blems. For the more advanced configurations, DLink provides the standard and easy to configure web-based browser access configuration screen.What is odd is that everything I read touts using the 5Ghz range if you can, but that signal is weaker overall even with newer hardware connecting to it. It is a good 10% less. More >
Nate Carlson 3.0
39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
If you don't have advanced routing requirements, this will work great for you. The range and speed have been great; no stability issues, etc.In my case, I needed to add a route to allow local machines to reach another subnet on the internal network. On the router this replaced, it was trivial to create a route on the LAN interface. This router only supports adding static routes on the WAN interface.This is just silly -- this is one of the most trivial functions a router should be able to do. I c ... ontacted D-Link support, and apparently the feature has been removed, and they are trying to find out why. More >
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