Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: D-Link dir-655

  1. #1
    D-Link dir-655

    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    29
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 2.4GHz,4GB,200GB
    D-Link dir-655
    I have a question about this router. There seems to be mixed feelings about this device on this board. I want to know if this can handle streaming video. If not, can anyone give some recommendations. Thanks.

  2. #2
    D-Link dir-655
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by Dollarbill View Post
    I have a question about this router. There seems to be mixed feelings about this device on this board. I want to know if this can handle streaming video. If not, can anyone give some recommendations. Thanks.
    Mixed feelings? I've only ever seen positive reviews - this router has won multiple awards in various comparisons.

    Yes, it should stream video just fine. I own one and have never had a better router.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  3. #3
    D-Link dir-655
    richsadams's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2009
    Location
    NW Left Coast
    Posts
    70
    Specs:
    iMac 27" Late 2013 - 3.5GHz Core i7 - 32GB RAM - GTX 780< 4GB GPU
    Yep, my D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N streams videos and does everything else quite well.

    I assume you mean to stream video wirelessly? Ethernet is the way to go if you can of course. Wi-fi strength and reliability is dependent on a number of things including where the router is positioned with respect to the receiver (your computer), construction of the building it's in, outside interference, etc. The very best wireless can be hampered if certain conditions are present. Some folks have to use a booster/repeater to make things acceptable.

    We have a two-story house. The DIR-655 is upstairs at one end and I can still get a great signal downstairs on the other end of the house. Nothing but positive things to say about it.

  4. #4
    D-Link dir-655
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by richsadams View Post
    Yep, my D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N streams videos and does everything else quite well.

    I assume you mean to stream video wirelessly? Ethernet is the way to go if you can of course. Wi-fi strength and reliability is dependent on a number of things including where the router is positioned with respect to the receiver (your computer), construction of the building it's in, outside interference, etc. The very best wireless can be hampered if certain conditions are present. Some folks have to use a booster/repeater to make things acceptable.

    We have a two-story house. The DIR-655 is upstairs at one end and I can still get a great signal downstairs on the other end of the house. Nothing but positive things to say about it.
    You hit the nail on the head - placement, considering building configuration is absolutely key.

    You see a lot of negative reviews of routers, only to find that people have them sitting in the basement of their two story homes, or at the extreme end from where they use their computers. Even the best routers are hampered by that.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  5. #5
    D-Link dir-655
    richsadams's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2009
    Location
    NW Left Coast
    Posts
    70
    Specs:
    iMac 27" Late 2013 - 3.5GHz Core i7 - 32GB RAM - GTX 780< 4GB GPU
    Indeed! Once upon a time I lived in a three story condo...wireless router on the top floor and a wireless adapter on a TiVo in the basement. To get the signal strength up I actually made a couple of these parabolic reflectors...

    Ez-12

    Here's a DL.TV video tutorial:

    http://zdpub.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ziffdav...vie=episode101 (Click on "WiFi Boost below the video screen.)

    Looked really cheesy, but it actually increased the signal more than 50%! Amazing!

  6. #6
    D-Link dir-655
    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,482
    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    You saw the mixed reviews here at Mac Forums? Everyone here I know who owns the DIR-655 loves it and has had the best of luck with it.

    If you read reviews on a site like New Egg where there are all kinds of different people of varying degrees of knowledge, you will get some negative reviews on any router leave alone any product.

  7. #7
    D-Link dir-655
    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,212
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Believe it to be the best router I've ever had. Do have issues once in awhile when the neighbors decide to change the channel on theirs yet again.

    As for streaming, I stream from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and a few others on a regular basis (and in HD where available). Have had really nothing but positive things to say about this router in the 2 years I've had it.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  8. #8
    D-Link dir-655

    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    29
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 2.4GHz,4GB,200GB
    Thanks for the responses. The negative reviews I have seen were more about d-link products in general. My mind is made up, thanks for the help. I will be ordering the 655 today.

  9. #9
    D-Link dir-655
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by Dollarbill View Post
    Thanks for the responses. The negative reviews I have seen were more about d-link products in general. My mind is made up, thanks for the help. I will be ordering the 655 today.
    Don't get me wrong, certain D-Link products do suck. This one is not one of them
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  10. #10
    D-Link dir-655
    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    9,385
    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    I love my DIR-655. I love it so much that when my family physically broke the one at home (I have no clue how, they deny any wrongdoing) I ordered them the exact same router as replacement.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  11. #11
    D-Link dir-655

    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2007
    Posts
    502
    Another happy DIR-655 user here. It's easily 10x better than the crappy Linksys that it replaced.

  12. #12
    D-Link dir-655
    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,482
    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, certain D-Link products do suck. This one is not one of them
    The Dlink routers that are quite problematic are the older ones like DI-624 and a few older ones. I have one old Dlink DI-524 though that has never given one issue. The new ones like 655 are solid.

  13. #13
    D-Link dir-655

    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    29
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro 2.4GHz,4GB,200GB
    The router got delivered on friday. It didn't come with a stand. Was it supposed to? Does anybody know where I can find a stand for it.

  14. #14
    D-Link dir-655
    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,626
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Call D-Link and ask them to send you a stand. It is supposed to come with one according to their website.

    I have one that came with my DIR-628 that you can have, but I couldn't say 100% for sure it will fit yours and you probably don't want to pay shipping for something so small and insignificant.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Is it possible to share an External HDD with the D-Link DIR-655?
    By MacBoi in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2010, 08:50 PM
  2. D-Link DIR-655 Router Special
    By pigoo3 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-07-2010, 02:38 PM
  3. D-link Dir 655 and OS 10.5
    By Rocket66 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-14-2008, 09:25 PM
  4. D-Link DIR-655 questions
    By JMSD in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2008, 03:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •