D-Link DIR-655 wireless router

The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) is a draft 2.0 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range* than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g devices.

Connect the Xtreme N Gigabit Router to a cable or DSL modem and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. Create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, videos, printers, and network storage.

Powered by Xtreme N technology and equipped with three external antennas, this router provides superior wireless coverage for larger homes and offices, or for users running bandwidth-intensive applications.

The DIR-655 also includes a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch that connects Gigabit wired devices for enjoying lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.

With wireless prioritization technology and our award-winning intelligent QoS engine, jitter-free Internet phone calls (VoIP), high-definition video streaming and Web gaming are achievable on your wired and wireless networks. Support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption regardless of your other wireless devices.

To prevent possible attacks from the Internet, the DIR-655 uses dual active firewalls (SPI & NAT) to help protect your valuable data. Below is a list of DIR-655 features.

  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience
  • Ideal for streaming HD video or streaming multiple applications simultaneously
  • Dual active firewall protection (SPI & NAT) helps block malicious attacks on networks from the Internet
  • Includes the latest wireless security (WEP, WPA & WPA2) features that help prevent unauthorized access
  • Virtually no wireless dead spots
  • Advanced Parental Controls
  • Supports Windows® Connect Now (WCN) for easy wireless setup
  • Automatic Firmware Update Notification
  • E-mail Notification for Triggered Events
  • Integrated Wireless Security Wizard
  • Removable Antennas for Flexible Installation Options
  • Wall Mountable to Save Desk Space

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Standards
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Interface Type
4 Gigabit LAN Ports
1 Gigabit WAN Port
USB Port (for Windows® Connect Now)
4 Gigabit LAN Ports
1 Gigabit WAN Port
USB Port (for Windows® Connect Now)
Antenna Type
3 External
3 External
Security
WPA™ & WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA™ & WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Advanced Firewall Features
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
Device Management
Internet Explorer® v6 or Later; Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
Internet Explorer® v6 or Later; Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
LEDs
Power
Status
WAN
WLAN (Wireless Connection)
LAN (10/100/1000)
USB
Power
Status
WAN
WLAN (Wireless Connection)
LAN (10/100/1000)
USB
Certifications
FCC Class B
CE
Wi-Fi®
FCC Class B
CE
Wi-Fi®
Dimensions
Item (WxDxH): 4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2"
Packaging (WxDxH): 8.1" x 10.9" x 2.6"
Item (WxDxH): 4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2"
Packaging (WxDxH): 8.1" x 10.9" x 2.6"
Weight
Item: 0.7 lbs
Packaging: 2.0 lbs
Item: 0.7 lbs
Packaging: 2.0 lbs
Warranty
1 Year Limited*
1 Year Limited*
Recommended System Requirements
For Optimal Wireless Performance:
Use with Xtreme N Adapters (DWA-552, DWA-556, DWA-643, or DWA-652)
For Optimal Wireless Performance:
Use with Xtreme N Adapters (DWA-552, DWA-556, DWA-643, or DWA-652)
Minimum System Requirements
Computer with:
Windows Vista™**, Windows® XP SP2** or Mac OS® X (v10.4)***
Internet Explorer® v6 or Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5
CD-ROM Drive
Network Interface Card
For Internet Access:
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Computer with:
Windows Vista™**, Windows® XP SP2** or Mac OS® X (v10.4)***
Internet Explorer® v6 or Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5
CD-ROM Drive
Network Interface Card
Windows Vista™**, Windows® XP SP2** or Mac OS® X (v10.4)***
Internet Explorer® v6 or Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5
CD-ROM Drive
Network Interface Card
For Internet Access:
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Package Contents
Xtreme N™ Gigabit Router
3 Detachable Antennas
CAT5 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
CD-ROM**** with:
Installation Wizard
Product Documentation
Xtreme N™ Gigabit Router
3 Detachable Antennas
CAT5 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
CD-ROM**** with:
Installation Wizard
Product Documentation
Installation Wizard
Product Documentation

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On Buyzillion : "...I switched to D-Link products several years ago. My last router was a DI-624 Wireless G. It was a good router. I live in an older home-- average size-- with plaster walls and the range was never what I had hoped it would be.The DIR-655 is excellent! Not only does it reach every room in the house but to all four corners of our 3/4 acre lot with all bars showing. It is faster than my 10mbps high speed broadband connection so who knows how fast this thing can go..."

On Compusa : "I have been in possession of a small number of routers in my time - all of which have been disappointing until I bought the DIR-655. This device is SOLID - easily the most noticeable Internet to LAN throughput improvement I have ever had from a single device. Not one system on my home network even phases this device. Conveniently, the device is also recognized by dyndns.org - invaluable if you want to host services from home..."

On Ozcableguy : "Download Speed 15000kb/s Upload Speed 224kb/s Wireless Coverage Terrific On Bigpond Cable Extreme QLD..."

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On Ozcableguy : ...DIR-635 with "RangeBooster N" (802.11n wireless) but adding a 4 port giga switch. The USB port on the back is for a USB flash drive to transfer XP's WCN (Windows Connect Now) wireless security settings and can't be used as a print server or for a USB hard drive. See Barb Bowman's column for more about WCN. For best results use with D-Link Xtreme N or RangeBooster N wireless adapters...

On Bcchardware : While the DIR-655 fails to come close to the rated 300Mbps speed that it claims, the truth is it does have better range and performance that my existing 802.11g network that I've been happy with for the past couple of years. When we swapped out the 802.11g hardware with all 802.11n hardware, we saw performance gains of 4x at close range. As the distance increased, performance of all the networks decreased...

On Benchmarkreviews : Colorful, informative, and detailed product packaging will help clear the air of any potential confusion shoppers may have regarding D-Link DIR-655 when they pull it off of store shelves. The presentation is perfect for retail outlets, and gives everyone from home users to corporate buyers a positive feeling towards an informed purchase. If my Star Wars Storm Trooper analogy wasn't enough to win you over, perhaps the simple black and white design will...

On Computershopper : You no longer have to wait for the Draft N specification to become final—D-Link's DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router delivers solid performance and some neat features. It costs a bit more than most wireless routers out there...

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