The DIR-857 is D-Link's N900 router and is one of the best on the market. The router offers top 5Ghz speed compared with its peers and a ton of nice features, including support for USB 3.0, a customized HD Fuel Qos, and Opens-based parental control.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $159.99
The good: The D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 offers stellar Wi-Fi performance on the 5GHz frequency band and a nice set of useful features. The router is easy to use and has an effective QoS feature to help fuel HD media streaming, gaming, and VoIP.
The bad: The D-Link DIR-857 doesn't offer 802.11ac and its performance on the 2.4GHz band is lacking. The router's built-in network storage performance doesn't come close to the speed of USB 3.0.
The bottom line: Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.
October 31, 2012 9:29 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Dong Ngo
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