"Greatest router since the DGL-4500 and DIR-825"5.0 starson by FURRYNUTZ
Pros: Stable, Solid, flexible and dependable. Easy to set up and use. Great for gaming, streaming and handling large traffic platforms. Great heat dissipation and ventilation.
USB 3.0 Supporting.
Cons: Possible QoS issue on ISP up-links higher than 2Mb. Dlink is aware and reviewing.
No external antenna connection abilities.
No WiFi or PC LAN connection status LED.
Summary: 450Mb WiFi speed is automatic with a supporting 450Mb Client adapter, no set up needed. WiFi file transfer speeds exceeded on 300Mb and 450mb connections.
Over all this is a great router that will, in many ways, take the next step in internet, networking, streaming video and gaming experiences. Even though the DGL 4500 and DIR-825 are still great routers, I presume the DIR-857 will be the flag ship for DLink. Ya the price is a bit high, however so was the DGL-4500 and it was worth every penny. I feel the 857 is the same. This is the best router and will compete and surpass all others.
Remember, 5Ghz is best in "Line of Sight" operation. Building materials such as walls, doors and other items can and will effect 5ghz performance and range.