D-Link Intros the $89 DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router


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If you’re looking to replace your old 802.11g router with 10/100 Ethernet with something that’s a bit more cutting-edge and won’t break the bank, check out D-Link’s new DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router. For just $89, the DIR-651 gives you four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) ports, Quality of Service (QoS) steams which prioritizes video (like your Netflix streams) / VoIP calls (Skype) / online gaming over standard web browsing, WPA and WPA2 security, and extended range Wi-Fi coverage via dual-antennas. All in all, a rock solid little router that should do its job well.




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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27903308 Brian P. Funsley

    I got this thinking a new router would be much better than
    the 5-year old Linksys I had that died of old age.  Turns out it was much WORSE.  It constantly dropped connection and it could
    not handle watching streaming video and playing xbox with its supposedly faster
    LAN ports.  Sometimes, it would just not
    give internet to devices, even if they could connect to it. The only way to fix
    that was to reset the router.  I was
    resetting it 4-5 times a day!

    The support was TERRIBLE. 
    First call didn’t fix anything. 
    Second call actually left me unable to connect with any computer or
    phone.  Third call was also useless.  They basically told me to just take it
    back.  I’ve never seen worse Technical
    support.  They don’t seem to care about
    the poor quality of their product.  I
    ended up taking their advice and returning it in less than 2 weeks. 

    Do yourself a favor and skip this device and anything from
    D-Link.  They don’t deserve our
    business.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27903308 Brian P. Funsley

    I got this thinking a new router would be much better than
    the 5-year old Linksys I had that died of old age.  Turns out it was much WORSE.  It constantly dropped connection and it could
    not handle watching streaming video and playing xbox with its supposedly faster
    LAN ports.  Sometimes, it would just not
    give internet to devices, even if they could connect to it. The only way to fix
    that was to reset the router.  I was
    resetting it 4-5 times a day!

    The support was TERRIBLE. 
    First call didn’t fix anything. 
    Second call actually left me unable to connect with any computer or
    phone.  Third call was also useless.  They basically told me to just take it
    back.  I’ve never seen worse Technical
    support.  They don’t seem to care about
    the poor quality of their product.  I
    ended up taking their advice and returning it in less than 2 weeks. 

    Do yourself a favor and skip this device and anything from
    D-Link.  They don’t deserve our
    business.