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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 30 July 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: DIR-655 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Enhanced Security Features
DIR-655 Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Features & Specifications

With so many new technologies emerging at such a rapid pace, it becomes difficult to understand why the new products are so important. D-Link has taken advantage of the draft N technology by offering their famously versatile products with the new improvements and capabilities of this draft. Here are the technical specifications for the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router:

D-Link Xtreme-N

XTREME N Features and Benefits

  • Intelligent Wireless Prioritization Technology.
  • Xtreme N technology allows for farther home coverage*.
  • Secure your wireless network using advanced WEP, WPA, or WPA2 encryption.
  • Easy to get started with D-Link's new Quick Router Setup Wizard.
  • Supports Good Neighbor Policy - will not interfere with other wireless networks.
  • Backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices including game consoles and digital media players.
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Interface Type
4 Gigabit LAN Ports
1 Gigabit WAN Ports
USB Port (for Windows Connect Now)
Antenna Type
3 External
64/128-bit WEP
WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Advanced Firewall Features
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
Device Management
Internet Explorer v6 or Later; Mozilla Firefox v1.5 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
WLAN (Wireless Connection)
LAN (10/100/1000)
FCC Class B
Item (WxDxH): 4.6" x 7.6" x 1.2"
Packaging (WxDxH): 8.1" x 10.9" x 2.6"
Item: 0.7 lbs
Packaging: 2.0 lbs
1 Year Limited*
Recommended System Requirements
For Optimal Wireless Performance:
Use with Xtreme N Adapters (DWA-552, DWA-556, DWA-643, or DWA-652)
Minimum System Requirements
Computer with:
Windows Vista72, Windows XP SP272 or Mac OS X (v10.4)72*
Internet Explorer v6 or Mozilla Firefox v1.5
CD-ROM Drive
Network Interface Card
For Internet Access:
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Package Contents
Xtreme N Gigabit Router
3 Detachable Antennas
CAT5 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
CD-ROM7272 with:
Installation Wizard
Product Documentation

* 1-Year Warranty available only in the U.S.A and Canada.D-Link Logo
** Computer must adhere to Microsoft's recommended System Requirements.
*** The software included with this product is not Mac-compatible.
**** Latest software and documentation are available at

This product is based on draft IEEE 802.11n specifications and is not guaranteed to be forward compatible with future versions of the IEEE 802.11n specifications. Compatibility with draft 802.11n devices from other manufacturers is not guaranteed. All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.


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