"This wireless router has been our worst nightmare."1.0 starson by BonkersTheClown
Pros: Well ... it is a wireless router. When it's working it does do what wireless routers are supposed to do I guess ...
Cons: This thing drops connectivity to everything many times on any given day. That is the only consistent thing about it.
Summary: The problems we've had with the DIR-657 are apparently due to assigning the same IP to multiple devices. Even after reserving/assigning the IP to each specific device (D-Link version of static IP I presume) in the router settings and upgrading the firmware via the D-Link website, it still keeps happening. Connectivity drops several times a day. Sometimes it's just some of the devices in the house, other times its all of them. There doesn't seem to be any particular pattern to it. The D-Link doesn't discriminate between hard-wired or wireless, this router drops all connections equally. The router must be rebooted repeatedly every single day, and sometimes rebooting doesn't help matters either. Any conceivable trick that I could find, I've tried.
Maybe we ended up with a lemon ... but OH WHAT A LEMON!!! This router has cured me of ever buying D-Link again. My advice? Don't buy a D-Link period.