D-Link has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry and produces powerful wireless routers that are highly compatible with other devices and technologies. The D-Link DIR-825 is IPv6 ready, can provide up to 300 Mbps per band and utilizes QoS prioritization technology. With support for simultaneous dual bands, the D-Link DIR-825 can stand tall among IEEE 802.11n routers. The product software and hardware architecture is optimized to support lag-free internet telephone, video streams, file sharing and online gaming. Setup and management are excellent. Guest networking and parental controls are second to none. Inclusion of intelligent power-saving features reduces the costs of operating a wireless network. Built-in support for cellular access to the internet guarantees maximum uptime in support of mission-critical applications. This router is by far one of the best wireless routers on the market.
This wireless router has all the key features it needs to send large volumes of fast bandwidth throughout your home. The D-Link DIR-825 supports the IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, is backwards compatible and sports a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. Simultaneous dual-band capability means that users enjoy two networks to segregate time-critical traffic from less demanding applications. The 5 GHz band can handle multiple streams of high-definition video across the network while the 2.4 GHz band supports more latency-tolerant email and internet browsing. The 2.4 GHz band can also provide connections farther from the router than 5 GHz bands, while 5 GHz bands have less trouble with interference. So, between the two bands you can enjoy complete coverage throughout your home.
To manage bandwidth demands the router employs Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service to analyze wired and wireless traffic. The streams are separated and then categorized according to their sensitivity to delay in order to give Voice over IP (internet telephone), video streaming and online gaming higher priority than, say, web browsing or print jobs. D-Link’s QoS engine supports an “Automatic Classification” option that automatically establishes priorities for applications.
The D-Link DIR-825 can provide fast wireless throughout your home and to a variety of devices. It has a USB port that can support a printer or USB-connected storage device. You can configure the printer or storage device to be accessible by more than one device across your network. With this technology, you can print from any computer in your home or stream digital media from the storage device to your wireless media player.
This product has built-in support for cellular modem internet access, which is a unique feature among premium wireless routers to ensure internet connection when the broadband ISP connection fails. The USB port accepts an aircard, an EVDO modem in USB dongle format. Of course, cellular internet access speed is modest in comparison to broadband access speed, but if the broadband link goes down, at least the 3G cellular modem maintains connection so that users can soldier on.
To help keep your power bill from becoming unwieldy, this router employs innovative energy-saving technology called “D-Link Green Technology” which allows the router to adjust power usage according to the detected link status and cable length. When the router detects that a cable is not in use, it places the port into sleep mode. The router’s storage enclosure monitors its own temperature and adjusts the fan accordingly. It also rests hard drives when they are not in use. Wireless LAN scheduling can shut down the network during downtimes. The Energy Star power adapter further reduces power consumption.
In addition to bandwidth power and management features, the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router has excellent security including comprehensive parental controls and the ability to conveniently provide guest access to the network. Each of the separate wireless networks (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) can support a Guest Zone. Guests can share the internet connection but can only access the local area network resources that you allow them to use.
This is one of the premium wireless routers that support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) encryption, the strongest encryption available. The firewall blocks potentially dangerous traffic with Stateful Packet Inspections (SPI) and presents a single IP address for the entire local area network using Network Address Translation (NAT). Media Access Control (MAC) address filtering contributes to the comprehensive security suite, as does VPN passthrough, which enables corporate telecommuters to connect with corporate networks using public broadband connections.
The D-Link website contains useful FAQs and blogs. The product includes a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support by telephone during the warranty period. After warranty expiration, there are three available support plans you can purchase if you need extra help.
The product lives up to its “Xtreme” name in that, among premium wireless routers, it is an extremely capable and reliable work horse capable of delivering over 600 Mbps of throughput. The D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router can provide consistent throughput and network all the devices in your home. It is a great choice for those that want to share a printer or stream entertainment to media players.
This router is simultaneous dual-band wireless and can help you network printers and storage devices.
Its dual-band external antennas may not provide as much coverage as numerous omni-directional internal antennas.
This D-Link router provides powerful security and up to 600 Mbps of throughput, which makes it an excellent choice for satisfying your home wireless requirements.