|D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 30 July 2007|
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Closer Look: DIR-655 Exterior
Reviewing technology products has always given me that Christmas morning anticipation, which thrills me as I open the package for the first time. Every product gives me a distinct impression the very first time I hold it, and each piece of hardware ultimately makes a personal connection to something which helps me to relate to it.
It may seem odd, but when I first examined the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router, for some strange reason it seemed "heavenly" to me. Soft snow white color, gentle curves, and antenna's sending signal through the airwaves; it immediately brought memories of cloud gazing. Or perhaps it was the soft white finish and splayed antenna array which made me think of an angle, I don't really know why, but one thing is certain: the dark pewter finish D-Link used for their previous product releases is long gone. I give thanks for that.
D-Link has launched the new draft-N series of products in a clean new look: white with black trim. Some critics would call this combination dull and boring, but I disagree. This is one of my favorite combinations, taking me back to childhood memories of sci-fi Storm Troopers. Space age technology, with science fiction results made real; How can you go wrong with that logic?
Whether you are an IT professional, Computer Consultant, or just a small-office home-office (SOHO) user, the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router is very capable of providing a secure long-range Wi-Fi solution. I often have the opportunity to set-up single access point Wi-Fi networks for my clients, and there are always requests to have more range and faster network throughput.
In the past year alone I have sold and installed nearly sixty Wi-Fi routers, and in nearly every case that wireless router was the Linksys WRT54G. Not anymore, and most likely never again. Read on to discover just how well the D-Link DIR-655 performed.