D-Link DIR-655 Review, Part 3

As of May 2013, my D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit Router from Newegg is sitting in a closet.

I began having issues with the wireless radio (wired devices were unaffected). Suddenly none of my wireless devices would be able to communicate with the router, even though the web interface indicated no issues. Rebooting via the web interface did not help. I would have to unplug the DIR-655 for a minute, plug it back in, and hope the radio worked when it came back up. This often took several attempts. The issue also began to happen more and more frequently. Once it got to be a daily occurrence, I started looking for a replacement.

After surveying my options, I bought an ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router from Amazon for $189.99. So far, it is lightning fast and rock solid. Someday, I’ll write a thorough review.

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