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D-LINK DIR-655 Wireless N Draft 2.0 GIGABIT Cable Router - £69.45 collect in store + 2.5% quidco, £90 - £120 elsewhere @ PCWorld

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This is my first deal, so let me have it! One of the few Draft N 2.0 routers available. The router is only available in a few stores, however if it's not available near you please don't vote co… Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
This is my first deal, so let me have it!

One of the few Draft N 2.0 routers available.

The router is only available in a few stores, however if it's not available near you please don't vote cold as its still a good deal for someone else.

Multi Award winning router with integrated 1000mb switch and 1000mb WAN port.

This D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router combines Wireless N technology and an award-winning QoS StreamEngine to deliver incredible network performance. The DIR655 Wireless N Gigabit Router is an 802.11n compliant device with a 3x3 antenna design to provide high-speed 10/100/1000 Mbps internet access throughout your house. In addition, the DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router is the first in the UK to offer Green Ethernet, which could help you to benefit from power savings of up to 32%!

The DIR 655 Wireless N Gigabit Router includes Wireless LAN Intelligent Stream Handling to keep your gaming, HDTV and other media applications running smoothly and responsively. It automatically detects if audio, video or gaming content is being used on the wireless network and gives these applications priority over less time-sensitive traffic so you can play without jitter or lag.

This DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to keep your network protected from unauthorised access, without you needing to remember any complicated passwords. If you connect your DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router to a cable or DSL modem, youll be able to share your high-speed internet access with everyone on your network and with a Wireless N adapter, youll be able to stay connected from almost anywhere in your home. The DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router comes with exceptional 11-year warranty terms, a testimony to the high quality and durability of this product.

* Model Number - D-Link DIR-655 N GIGABIT
* Product Type - Cable Router
* Connection type - For Cable Connections
* Data Transfer Speed - Up to 300 Mbps
* Wireless Range - Up to 75 metres

* Ideal Usage - Great for multi media content
* Security Features - Advanced Features
* Setup - Easy Setup
* Warranty - 11 Year Manufacturer Warranty
* Technical Support - Helpline
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#1
good price - paid £80 for mine about 8 months ago...excellent router and wireless is excellent for home use......my router is in an office with a 14in solid wall between that and my xbox360 and laptop which are at least 30 feet away...get good wireless coverage, unlike alot of routers from other makes

wireless is not perfect

i work in telecoms/it and imo dlink make the best routers for home use, netgear are good, linksys are ok but not as good as their cisco commercial offerings and belkin are poor (and their support is pathetic)
#2
it's a good price for this version but unfortunately no use to me as, being the Cable version, it doesn't have a built in ADSL modem for connecting to standard BT type broadband connections. (and i don't want to have a separate modem)
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Pity it's not a modem/router. Voted hot anyway:thumbsup:
#4
royals
good price - paid £80 for mine about 8 months ago...excellent router and wireless is excellent for home use......my router is in an office with a 14in solid wall between that and my xbox360 and laptop which are at least 30 feet away...get good wireless coverage, unlike alot of routers from other makes

wireless is not perfect

i work in telecoms/it and imo dlink make the best routers for home use, netgear are good, linksys are ok but not as good as their cisco commercial offerings and belkin are poor (and their support is pathetic)
You sound like a knowledgeable chap. I have a Draytek modem and a Belkin AP. The AP drops connections and needs fortnightly reboots.

My Avaya AP-3s offer uptime measured in the years, but are stuck at 802.11b.

I want to get something as reliable as the Draytek to replace the Belkin. Ideally it will be 802.11n.

So I want an AP that is really good, enterprise spec. Any suggestions?
#5
_Smokin Hot_ deal if you can get it.

I bought this router just last week for £ 85 incl. delivery from PixMania.co.uk via Amazon - don't get me started on PixMania... thats another story though.

This deal is great if you can find it. A week and a bit ago I trawled the entire length of Tottenham Court Road looking for for the DIR-655 because I'm impatient and couldn't wait for it to be delivered. Needless to say only one store had any idea of what I was after and had no stock. They were prepared to order it for me - but it woulda cost £100 (or about that) with added bonus of an unknown lead time - i said no thanks.

So i ordered online at the best price I could find and it was delivered on Saturday morning. I got it up and running in well less than an hour. I spent a good 2 hours after that looking through all of the settings - you know - becoming one with my router - and am pleased to say I ended up changing very very few settings.

My only issue with the DIR-655 is it doesn't operate in the 5Ghtz frequency - only at 2.5Ghz. This is good from a power consumption perspective - but bad for me because the wireless card built into my laptop is the Intel 4965AGN which will only do 300Mbps if the wireless signal is broadcast at - you guessed it - 5Ghz. This means I can only get a wireless speed of 130Mbps maximum - which is disappointing to say the least. I do see this as an issue with the wireless card rather than the router though.

Its a solid piece of kit and I've only seen good reviews (other than those who've been misled by being idiots) so I would say go for it if you're after a cable router or AP. I would be prudent though to check your wireless card if you're expecting 300Mbps as you might end up being disappointed (like me).
#6
Pentaverate
_Smokin Hot_ deal if you can get it.

I bought this router just last week for £ 85 incl. delivery from PixMania.co.uk via Amazon - don't get me started on PixMania... thats another story though.

This deal is great if you can find it. A week and a bit ago I trawled the entire length of Tottenham Court Road looking for for the DIR-655 because I'm impatient and couldn't wait for it to be delivered. Needless to say only one store had any idea of what I was after and had no stock. They were prepared to order it for me - but it woulda cost £100 (or about that) with added bonus of an unknown lead time - i said no thanks.

So i ordered online at the best price I could find and it was delivered on Saturday morning. I got it up and running in well less than an hour. I spent a good 2 hours after that looking through all of the settings - you know - becoming one with my router - and am pleased to say I ended up changing very very few settings.

My only issue with the DIR-655 is it doesn't operate in the 5Ghtz frequency - only at 2.5Ghz. This is good from a power consumption perspective - but bad for me because the wireless card built into my laptop is the Intel 4965AGN which will only do 300Mbps if the wireless signal is broadcast at - you guessed it - 5Ghz. This means I can only get a wireless speed of 130Mbps maximum - which is disappointing to say the least. I do see this as an issue with the wireless card rather than the router though.

Its a solid piece of kit and I've only seen good reviews (other than those who've been misled by being idiots) so I would say go for it if you're after a cable router or AP. I would be prudent though to check your wireless card if you're expecting 300Mbps as you might end up being disappointed (like me).


That's the reason I bought an Apple Airport Extreme to hang off my Zoom adsl router, the Apple handles the 4965agn and other 5ghz connections, the Zoom legacy 2.5ghz connection, 5ghz is the only way to stream HD. You can buy dual tuner routers but you have to pay quite a bit for them.

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