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.
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.
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.