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D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router

B&H # DLDIR825 Mfr # DIR-825
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Product Highlights
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz Support
  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • USB SharePort Technology

The Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router from D-Link is a wireless Internet router, which allows multiple computers on your network to access the Internet through a single cable or DSL modem. It supports the 802.11n wireless protocol, and also features 4 Ethernet ports for wired connectivity.

The Xtreme N is capable of transmitting data on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz spectrum. Most Wi-Fi use the 2.4GHz spectrum, by utilizing the 5GHz band the router can transmit data with less interference. An integrated firewall protects connected computers from malicious attacks from computers on the Internet. It supports wireless encryption, ensuring that neighbors cannot access your wireless network.

802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11b Wi-Fi compatibility
Simultaneous dual-band operation
Four wired LAN ports for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
SharePort USB port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive
Integrated firewall protects connected computers
Wireless encryption protects your data
Intelligent QoS prioritizes network traffic for superior performance
Good Neighbor Policy technology prevents the router from interfering with nearby networks
Optimized for HD video streaming
Base Station
Standards 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Network Protocol TCP/IP
Data Rate 802.11a/g: 54Mbps
802.11b: 11Mbps
RJ-45: 10/100/1000Mbps
Frequency Range 2.4GHz, 5GHz
Channel Support 11
Security WPA, WPA2, WPS (PIN & PBC)
Antenna 2x External Reverse SMA Dualband Antennas
Operation Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Transmitted Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Over Ethernet None
Ports 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet WAN
4x RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit LAN
1x USB Port (for SharePort & Windows Connect Now)
General
System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista; Mac OS X
Hardware: CD-ROM drive, Ethernet
Software: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.5
Included software will work with Windows systems only
Power Requirements AC: 120VAC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 1.2 x 7.6" (11.7 x 3 x 19.3cm)
Weight 0.7 lb (0.32kg)
D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router
  • Power Adapter
  • 2 x Detachable Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Software CD-ROM with Installation Wizard and Product Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    D-LinkXtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router
     
    4.1

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (14)
    • Highly compatible (13)
    • Secure (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Small (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (16)
      • Small office (9)
      • Secure networks (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (18), Low bandwidth user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (18), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (9), Mac (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as advertised, but awful documents

      I live in a 3 story limestone townhouse in Brooklyn. The device is kept in a front room on the 2nd story. I have both 2 and 5 gig set up.
      With my...Read complete review

      I live in a 3 story limestone townhouse in Brooklyn. The device is kept in a front room on the 2nd story. I have both 2 and 5 gig set up.
      With my previous router and repeater, the kitchen on the 1st story at the back of the house was unreachable with just the router and unreliable with the repeater, as it was sensitive to the 5 gig phone signal, and the throughput seemed to suffer when it did work.
      The main objective in buying the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band was to overcome these three problems with only one device.
      The reviews that I could find and collate largely said that, in this price range, this was the device.
      So far, after a month of operation, all has worked as advertised, correspondingly reviewed. I am very satisfied with the product.
      The one thing I would say is that the documentation was nearly useless. This is particularly so if you have a Mac, as I do. It is a good thing that I have a technical background the helps me know when an instruction is wrong or misleading or incomplete. It is hard to imagine a very non-technical person with a Mac having an easy time.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Wireless design in question

      I got less range than with my old DL-624. My wireless computers could not access the supposed better security using WPA. D-Link support could not save the day. I think the clever...Read complete review

      I got less range than with my old DL-624. My wireless computers could not access the supposed better security using WPA. D-Link support could not save the day. I think the clever design and regulations to gain obsolescence and sell more routers has led to complications that go far beyond the scope of simple communications with adequate security. They have created a monster. D-Link and Netgear share common problems. Linksys by Cisco is easier to use but their design is also seriously flawed. I'll continue to use my old DL-624. The designed obsolescence has been unable to disable it.

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      4.0

      Going 4 years strong

      By Chris in Buckeye

      from Buckeye AZ

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Pros

      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

          Note: I have the A hardware version. Later releases were the B models

          I had a few fits with this router the first 6 months as firmware updates kept coming. And, I never did get the Shareport to work with my printers.

          But for two years I've had this router foam-taped to the back of my entertainment center, about 1/4" to the wall. I've had a plasma connected via LAN streaming nexflix, a blu ray player via LAN cable streaming pandora, and NAS doing gigagit-speed backups and photo streaming, a wireless N laptop, a G desktop, wii, kindle, and I haven't TOUCHED this router. Internet comes up every time. I get 14-15 Mbps speed from my cable provider.

          In the end I'm very happy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Set Up

          By speedracerx9

          from chicago

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Secure

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Small Office

            Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

            Easy setup if you know WIFI. don't count on automated disk helping you out. Ok signal but a little staticy on second floor of home. Signal gets interrupted and lost at times. Fast if your on the same floor.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Works every time!

            By Pendoregon

            from Pendleton, Oregon

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Secure

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Small Office

              Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

              I can access the internet throughout the house and outside sitting in my lawn furniture.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No supprt

              By dwain

              from Missouri

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • none

              Cons

              • No Support

              Best Uses

              • none

              Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

              So far not a good experience. DIR-655 doesn't work with my brand new imac or my relatively new Toshiba laptop. No support. I have been waiting on technical support for over 15 minutes and have to listen to a very irritating non-stop recording, pitching all the virtues of D-link products. Why can't I just listen to nice music?
              Bad support!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Easy Setup and solid performance

              By Brando

              from Hampton Roads, VA

              About Me Low bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                I am using the 2.4 for internet browsing.
                And 5 for Xbox360 and media sharing.
                Works great so far. No problems at all.
                Yes it works with Xbox360 windows media extender with firmware out of the box.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                1.0

                horrible install

                By Rick

                from MD

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                      This was a complete waste of time. After 4 hours and 45 minutes of attempting to get this router working I had to give up. I spoke with tech support for over an hour and they couldn't help at all. Maybe if the tech support person could speak intelligible English things may have been different. An attempt using the installation CD failed. An attempt to go through the DLink install site failed. This item is being returned to the store.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great Router

                      By Corridor34 Design Studio

                      from Signal Mountain, TN

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Only a PC Set-up disk

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Small Office

                      Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                      This router was recommended by my father, who incidentally works for a competing product. TN just got Fiber Optics and only certain routers push that much GB out wirelessly. It helps that the router is white and blends into the white walls! Definitely would recommend this!

                      Only issue is that the set-up disk only works for a PC so you have to manually do it yourself.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great router so far

                      By I stink

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Secure
                      • Small

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                        Title says it all. It's everything it claims to be.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By Mauri

                        from Minas Lavalleja Uruguay

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Secure
                        • Small

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                          excellent product, would recommend

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Other

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                          5.0

                          Customer support was excellent

                          By RT

                          from Ohio

                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                I had difficulty setting up the router and SharePort Utility so I called the tech support number. Call was answered promptly, the techs knew what they were talking about and helped me through the setup.

                                I am happy with the product and would recommend it to others.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                2.0

                                Wireless design in question

                                By JerryCS

                                from Austin TX

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Unreliable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                  I got less range than with my old DL-624. My wireless computers could not access the supposed better security using WPA. D-Link support could not save the day. I think the clever design and regulations to gain obsolescence and sell more routers has led to complications that go far beyond the scope of simple communications with adequate security. They have created a monster. D-Link and Netgear share common problems. Linksys by Cisco is easier to use but their design is also seriously flawed. I'll continue to use my old DL-624. The designed obsolescence has been unable to disable it.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  So far so good

                                  By Slater24

                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Secure
                                  • Small

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Secure Networks

                                    Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                    I ordered this model to replace a 7 y/o Linksys 54g router at the recommendation of the IT guy at work. He also suggested flashing the firmware with a 3rd party open source firmware (forget the name) which opens up new possibilities. I haven't had much time to fool with it yet but plan to attach a NAS device to it to record surveillance video of the sketchy people that sometimes show up behind our house. Very easy setup, much better documentation than any Linksys product I've ever purchased. Compatible with both PC desktops and laptops at home and iPad. No complaints yet...

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router Rocks

                                    By Whitetail13

                                    from Cleveland,OH

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Secure
                                    • Small

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Secure Networks
                                      • Small Office

                                      Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                      I had a Linksys E3000 wireless router and it was a pain to setup and would drop connections all the time, computers wouldn't show up on the network at times. I had always had Linksys products but since Cisco bought them the products are not the same. D-link is the way to go now I have a D-Link DNS-321 w/3gb storage hooked up to the network we store all our pictures, Music and Movies there, plus it holds everyone's computer back up. The D-Link DIR-825 wireless Gigabit router was easy to setup and has lots of features to manage your network. My kids don't complain about drop connections or speed anymore it connects to the Ipad, Ipod, wii, Xbox, Samsung Blue Ray player w/internet TV & Netflix (By By TimeWarner) and it's backwards compatible with my old wireless laptops. I had a D-link DSG-2208 8-port gigabit switch in my basement for my wired computers and for the first time all computers with gigabit network cards can transfer files @1000Mbps. The Linksys E3000 wireless gigabit router wouldn't do that and I have never had good luck with any Netgear products. I have replaced all my Linksys products with D-link and couldn't be happier. B&H has never let me down they are one of the first places I check. They have great prices [...] keep up the good work.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Router WIth Great Features

                                      By Ephraim

                                      from Montreal, Canada

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Secure Networks
                                          • Small Office

                                          Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                          Great dual-band router. Allows for Guest access. Removable antennas (if you want larger or directional.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          d-link 825

                                          By tp

                                          from fl

                                          About Me High bandwidth user

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Secure

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home

                                            Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                            It is a great product. I could watch my movie without a single stop while receiving a call from my eternet phone. I use Magic jack as a land line phone and I have a good result since I replaced my router to D-link 825

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Works as advertised, but awful documents

                                            By Brooklyn Joe

                                            from Brooklyn, NY

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home

                                              Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                              I live in a 3 story limestone townhouse in Brooklyn. The device is kept in a front room on the 2nd story. I have both 2 and 5 gig set up.
                                              With my previous router and repeater, the kitchen on the 1st story at the back of the house was unreachable with just the router and unreliable with the repeater, as it was sensitive to the 5 gig phone signal, and the throughput seemed to suffer when it did work.
                                              The main objective in buying the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band was to overcome these three problems with only one device.
                                              The reviews that I could find and collate largely said that, in this price range, this was the device.
                                              So far, after a month of operation, all has worked as advertised, correspondingly reviewed. I am very satisfied with the product.
                                              The one thing I would say is that the documentation was nearly useless. This is particularly so if you have a Mac, as I do. It is a good thing that I have a technical background the helps me know when an instruction is wrong or misleading or incomplete. It is hard to imagine a very non-technical person with a Mac having an easy time.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

                                              Share this review

                                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              headache

                                              By Clearglass

                                              from Long Beach, CA

                                              About Me Low bandwidth user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                                    set-up: Too much trouble using their poorly written instructions and procedures. Installation is easy following Windows or Mac procedures!

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent choice

                                                    By Big Forguson

                                                    from Hopkinsville, KY

                                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Highly Compatible
                                                    • Secure
                                                    • Small

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home

                                                      Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                                      Upgraded from a Netgear "G" router! Much easier to set up!

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Great reviews

                                                      By MattC

                                                      from SC

                                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Fast
                                                      • Highly Compatible
                                                      • Secure

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Home
                                                        • Secure Networks
                                                        • Small Office

                                                        Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                                        [...]

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works great!

                                                        By Cville Marketer

                                                        from Charlottesville, VA

                                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Fast
                                                        • Highly Compatible
                                                        • Secure
                                                        • Small

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Home
                                                          • Small Office

                                                          Comments about D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                                                          Our old router started working only intermittently and we diagnosed the problem as the router, not the modem.

                                                          After reading a variety of reviews, we bought this router to help with faster and wider access to wireless internet at home. Working for an ad agency on digital/online mktg from home, being able to send large files while operating 2 laptops, 2 TiVos access, and more and more use of streaming video online, it was important that this router work well, but also consistently.

                                                          It has really done the trick. Contrary to prior reviews, I found set-up very easy, but you do need to have direct access to the modem for the 1st set-up. I think there was a way around this, but not sure.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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