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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

D-Link Enhanced Security Features

The new IEEE 802.11n draft standard has brought a few new security features along with the boost in wireless performance. With some routers, all wired and wireless traffic, including VoIP, Video Streaming, Online Gaming, and Web browsing are mixed together into a single data stream. By handling data this way, applications like video streaming could pause or delay. With D-Link's Intelligent QoS Technology, wired and wireless traffic is analyzed and separated into multiple data streams. These streams are then categorized by sensitivity to delay, so applications like VoIP, Video Streaming, and Online Gaming are given priority over Web browsing. This enables multiple applications to stream smoothly to your TV or PC.

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

The Xtreme N Gigabit Router supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet. Support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption regardless of your client devices. In addition, this Xtreme N router utilizes Dual Active Firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

The D-Link DIR-655 supports WISH, which is short for Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling. WISH ia a technology developed to enhance your experience of using a wireless network by prioritizing the traffic of different applications. Enable this option if you want to allow WISH to prioritize your traffic.

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router

There are a few key features which indirectly improve the security such as advanced firewall features and filters. The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including:

  • Content Filtering - Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address, URL, and/or Domain Name.
  • Filter Scheduling - These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.
  • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions - The DIR-655 can pass through VPN sessions. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions, so users behind the DIR-655 can securely access corporate networks.

Website Filters are used to deny LAN computers from accessing specific web sites by the URL or domain. A URL is a specially formatted text string that defines a location on the Internet. If any part of the URL contains the blocked word, the site will not be accessible and the web page will not display.

Delivering best-in-class performance, network security, and coverage, the Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) is the ideal centerpiece for your wireless network in the home or office.


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