The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) lets you quickly create a secure wireless network using the latest draft 802.11n wireless technologies offering greater range and data speeds than the older 802.11b/g standards, (when used with compatible draft 802.11n wireless adapters) while still being fully backwards compatible with them—perfect for mixed-mode environments.
Other Thoughts:D-Link's DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router was one of the first gigabit draft-2.0 routers, and it's still one of the best. D-Link has added a number of valuable features via firmware updates, such as USB drive and printer sharing, and a special Wi-Fi guest zone.
<br/>Factor in a low price tag plus comprehensive routing and firewall features, and it's no wonder the D-Link DIR-655 is one of our top picks.
<br/>The D-Link DIR-655's throughput was very good overall, although certainly better at short range. This 3×3 antenna router also performed well with both the 2×3 and the 3×3 Intel cards.
<br/>Housed in a drab matte-white box, the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router won't win any design awards, but it can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or on a wall. You set up the DIR-655 through its web utility; thanks to the utility's straightforward wizards, we had no problem getting connected. The single USB port on the rear supports flash or hard drives and printers (including multifunction devices).
<br/>Drive sharing is easy, but limited by the fact that only one Windows computer (Macs aren't supported at all) can access the drive at a time through a special system tray application. If someone is using a drive and forgets to log out, other users on the network won't be able to access it at all.