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D-Link DIR-655

details: Draft-N Gigabit Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2007-04-01
updated: 2015-11-05
A Draft 802.11n router with QoS, backward-compatible with 802.11g.

In addition to QoS and WMM support, this router has a "Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling" (WISH) technology, that allows users to set priority rules for different protocols and applications.

- Fast 300 Mbps performance with Xtreme N adapters.
- StreamEngine Technology really works to maintain network performance for time sensitive requests.
- Reliable

- Costs more than the average router.
- No print server despite a built in USB port.

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 DIR-655 Features
 Availability: currently available
 Street price: $92
 Warranty: 1 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 1
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 DHCP relay: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 MAC Address clone: yes
 MTU configurable (WAN): yes
 MTU limit (WAN): 1500
 Routing Protocols: IGMP Multicast (RFC 1112)
RTSP Real-time streaming (RFC 2326)
 PPPoE client: yes
 VoIP Protocols: SIP v2 (RFC 3261)
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 300 Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (draft 2.0)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
SSID Broadcast disable
 WiFi modes: Access point
 internal antenna(s): 0
 external antenna(s): 3
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 Antenna connector: RP-SMA (Reverse SMA)
 Transmit Power: +15 dBm
 Default SSID: slink
 Multiple SSID: no
 WMM (QoS): yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, keyword/content filtering
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: Admin
 Default admin password: (blank)
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Email alerts: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Notes: UBICOM StreamEngine processor
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by Metropolitain - 2007-05-11 14:07
I bought this product recently because it's currently only wlan access point that has Gigabit-Ethernet connections. Personally I allready have a good router solution based on Linux (including NAT, PAT, DHCP etc..), so I wanted to set this router to work as bridge (disable NAT).
After several hours of struggle I called D-Link support and they had difficulties finding answer to my question. Finally they came up with an answer that this product cannot be set in bridge mode (NAT-off).

So if you are looking for a good access point and you don't need the routing option, don't by this product!
by foffer - 2007-05-29 13:39
they have just added bridge mode in their firmware update 1.03.

greetings/ foffer
by anonymous - 2007-06-01 23:54
Got it and had trouble setting up an smc extreme usb dongle on the other end of the network. It was only 108 mbs max (never got over 70). Got the DLINK DWA 130 and now I'm @ 300mbs. plus the gig network ports on my end... wooo hooooo
by Chris - 2008-09-20 17:03
I can't successfully forward a port for Utorrent on the 655. My old Belkin had no problems. Anybody out there have a similar problem?
by anonymous - 2008-09-24 22:09
I've been having the same problem... I set up port forwarding for uTorrent and Shareaza, but the port forwarding test always fails. Not sure why....
by anonymous - 2008-09-25 16:57
maybe just enable UPNP? never had problems with this fantastic router. replaced it over my old WRT54gv2 running Tomato 1.21
by anonymous - 2008-12-03 10:22
To forward a port try using the virtual server tab instead of Port Forwarding.
by briane3318 - 2008-12-08 04:48
for the port forwarding on utorrent the easiest thing to do is:

set: Utorrent port to 1023
set: Port Forward on the dlink to 1023 on TCP and UDP (keeping the schedule at always and the inbound filter to always allow)

let the router reboot, from there check Utorrents speed guide and check to see if the port is open. utorrent will take a min or so for the port to register that the port is working properly.

If that doesn't work try a port that is low between 900 to 1024
you should be able to get something out of one of those ports.
by anonymous - 2009-01-20 12:18
Perfect router, with the latest firmware it allows sharing a printer through the USB port! Upnp works great (automatically detects port forwarding needs).
by dede - 2009-03-22 15:56
To Metropolitan
You need to do the following:

1) Assign the dlink a static IP address within the IP range of your Act router (you may need to reserve the static IP in Act router to prevent other devices from being assigned the same IP)

2) disable DHCP and Firewall (Dlink ONLY)

3) Configure wireless if needed/available

4) Connect to LAN (NOT WAN) on your Act router.
by anonymous - 2009-04-14 16:20
I tried these steps and then my laptop did not get an IP assigned in the correct range (it started with 169.) either via the wireless or ethernet port. Is there another setting that I need to change?
by anonymous - 2009-06-01 14:01
Try reinstalling your NIC drivers, an IP that begins with 169.X usually means the DHCP Server hates you (unlikely, as routers have no emotional response) OR you've got a hammered driver. I'll put MY money on the later.
by pat - 2009-06-09 10:38
I did try the same settings. And I got the same problem, my driver is good because I can connect to my other Wireless(Same model of router). But no way I can find a setting to make it Working as a Access Point.
by DragonsKindler - 2009-08-24 17:36
With the latest firmware updates (I'm running 1.32NA)
D-LINK has added support in the form of a program to access the USB port one connection at a time. It's a pain in the ... :(

They also have added an extra SSID called Guest Zone that you can allow or deny cross communication.

They also added the option to place a captcha on the login page (it's more trouble than it's worth)

Other than what I've said already the only other down side is how hot the router's metal case gets.
I've owned it for a while now (my first wireless) and I love it.
by CHARLIE37 - 2010-01-18 14:27
by anonymous - 2010-01-19 23:44
by Martin - 2010-02-24 23:19
Wireless perfomance drops significantly once WPA is implemented. In my tests measured performance with my 802.11g interface dropped from 45Mbit/sec with no security enabled to 15 Mbits/sec once WPA was enabled. Very disappointing performance for a high end ($$$) router.
by Erexx - 2011-05-28 02:34
Easy to set and easy to configure. Haven't had any problems with it. Use it mostly just as a router but wireless performane is outstanding when I have to use it. Get really good utorrent performance better than 1.4 mb.
by le_noid - 2012-07-19 13:02
I just spoke with D-Link sales and they informed me that NONE of their routers have keyword filtering. However; the specs above say this router has this feature. Anyone?
by furrynutz - 2014-03-31 13:34
by furrynutz - 2014-03-31 13:42
No DIR series router has a print server built in by design. Rather the USB port can be used as a printer connect along with the Shareport application installed on client PCs to print to the USB connected printer.
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