Nov 27

D-Link Dualband HD Media Cloud Router DIR-857 Description

Amplifi your wireless home network with the D-Link Dualband HD Media Router (DIR-857) optimized for high quality HD video and blazing speed online gaming. HD Fuel technology lets you watch Netflix and Vudu, play online with your Wii or XBox 360 or make Skype calls- all without the worry of skipping or latency experienced with standard routers. With the DIR-857, enjoy the highest dual band performance available, streaming HD movies and surfing the web at the same time without skipping or lag.

HD Fuel – Uninterrupted HD video streaming and lag-free gaming with automatic prioritization of bandwidth
Dual-band – Maximizes throughput and reduces network interference for great HD video streaming and connectivity
SharePort™ Mobile – Convenient access to your media files from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device with USB.
4 Gigabit Ports – Incredible wired network speeds – ideal for gamers and HD movie fans.

Wirelessly Access Your Favorite Videos, Music and Photos with SharePort Mobile

With the free SharePort Mobile app and industry-exclusive USB 3.0 port, you can access your favorite videos, music and photos on a connected USB device wirelessly from your tablet or Smartphone. The friendly interface lets you easily find your files by category, whether you’re looking for music, video or documents. With DLNA, the HD Media Router 3000 not only connects to any Ethernet-equipped device, but virtually any device, automatically.

Give Your Digital Entertainment The Bandwidth It Deserves. Give It HD Fuel.

With HD Fuel to automatically manage traffic flow, the HD Media Router 3000 prioritizes your high-bandwidth traffic applications (Netflix, Vudu, XBox 360, VoIP) so that they get the speed they need. Imagine uninterrupted 1080p HD video streams, clear Skype calls, and lag-free online gaming – a clear step up from problems common to ‘standard’ routers. D-Link HD Media Routers are the only routers that automatically prioritize bandwidth. With HD Fuel you can even manually prioritize bandwidth by both application and device. HD Fuel is the ultimate traffic management system and best way to stay in complete command of your digital entertainment.

Dual Band = Unlimited Connectivity for all your Devices

Dual-band wireless means you get two networks operating simultaneously (2.4HGHz and 5GHz), with each network transferring up to 450 Mbps. Surf the Web and check email on the 2.4GHz band, and run your high definition audio and video digital entertainment center and gaming systems on the clearer 5GHz band. The 5GHz band offers less interference from appliances, cordless phones and competing wireless devices.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports = Unlimited Home Networking

The HD Media Router 3000 includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports with industry-exclusive True Gigabit technology to ensure that your favorite Ethernet-enabled devices get the most out of their wired connection. HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, Xbox 360, Blu-Ray Players – connect them all simultaneously. HD Fuel organizes and manages your traffic flow, and True Gigabit technology gives you truly high speeds, so you get seamless 1080p HD video streams and online gaming without annoying glitches or lags.

Instantly Share Your Favorite Photos and Videos Across Your Network

We’ve included an SD card slot for quickly sharing HD media files like video. Show your photos, videos and documents immediately just by inserting your SD card into the slot.

Simple Setup. Serious Security

You can even set up your network from your iPhone or iPad with our free QRS Mobile application. With push-button connectivity and 128-bit security encryption standard, adding devices to your secure home network is as simple as plug and play. The HD Media Router 3000 is Wireless G backwards-compatible.

D-Link Dualband HD Media Cloud Router DIR-857 Reviews

The good: The D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 offers stellar Wi-Fi performance on the 5GHz frequency band and a nice set of useful features. The router is easy to use and has an effective QoS feature to help fuel HD media streaming, gaming, and VoIP.

The bad: The D-Link DIR-857 doesn’t offer 802.11ac and its performance on the 2.4GHz band is lacking. The router’s built-in network storage performance doesn’t come close to the speed of USB 3.0.

The bottom line: Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.

The D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 is a step up from the recently reviewed DIR-827. This is the top model in D-Link’s Amplifi HD Media router family, offering true dual-band (simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz) with each frequency band being capable of offering up to 450Mbps Wi-Fi speed. The DIR-827 is also a true dual-band router but each of its bands can handle only 300Mbps.

While there are several other N900 routers on the market, such as the Asus RT-N66U and the Linksys E4200v2, the DIR-857 is the first among its peers that also offers USB 3.0 and an SD card slot to host storage for the network.

In real-world testing the router offered stellar data rates on the 5GHz band. Its 2.4GHz band, however, was just about average among similarly configured routers. To make up for that, its HD Fuel feature — a special Quality of Service feature that automatically prioritizes traffic for media streaming — worked very well in my trials, making the router, at about $180, an excellent buy for those who stream a lot of HD video, either from the Internet or within the local network.

And for those who are not big on streaming, the router will still make a great choice, ranking among the best N900 routers on the market.

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Jul 23

A NAT 3 situation is connecting trough a router and not having the required ports opened or not connected trough the DMZ.

If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is DSL, it’s essential to have your modem bridged. Using the DMZ of the DSL modem with your network router is also not a guaranteed solution. Your ISP should assist in bridging the modem.

D-Link DIR series routers(DIR-615,DIR-655,DIR-660) are UPnP enabled. If your game console is also UPnP enabled, the router will permit opening ports with the auto configuration from the console.

When the device is not UPnP enabled, manual port setup is required.

Xbox Live requires ports:
· TCP 80
· UDP 88
· UDP 3074
· TCP 3074
· UDP 53
· TCP 53

PS3 requires ports:
· TCP 80
· TCP 443
· TCP 5223
· UDP 3478
· UDP 3479
· UDP 3658 should also be opened for voice chat.

Step 1: Assign your console a Static IP Address on the Network settings. You may chose the IP – 192.168.0.253 / 255.255.255.0 / 192.168.0.1

Step 2: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the wireless router in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.1). Press Enter.

Step 3: Navigate to the Port Forwarding page in the Advanced tab.

Step 4: Enable and name the rule and type in the IP address of the console. Include the ports with commas and dashes when in range. Or you may create additional rules.

Step 5: Click on Save Settings to apply the rule.

Step 6: Run the Network test in your console.

If Port Forwarding fails, set the IP address of the console in the DMZ page, but remove the previously configured ports.

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Jul 17

D-Link routers empower gamers to easily connect their Microsoft Xbox to network and experience lag-free online gaming. All you need is a D-Link router to go along with your broadband connection and Xbox Live subscription and you can go head to head with friends and adversaries from around the world.

The D-Link DI-624 Wireless Broadband Router, DI-614+ Wireless Broadband Router, and the D-Link DI-604 Broadband Router have all passed the tests for compatibility with Microsoft Xbox Live with specific firmware. Just download the specific compatible firmware listed below to your D-Link router before connecting to Xbox  Live.

Click here to upgrade your firmware.

If you have more problems,visit Click here for Xbox Live setup instructions with a router.

For Xbox Live support, please visit www.xbox.com.

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Jul 17

If you D-Link router is DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DSL-604+ :

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1). Enter username (admin) and your password (leave blank by default).

Step 2: Click on Advanced and then Virtual Server.

Step 3: Create the rule:

  • Click Enabled.
  • Enter a name (xbconnect).
  • Next to Private IP, enter the IP address of the computer you are running XBConnect from.
  • Select Both for Protocol Type.
  • Enter 8602 next to Private Port and Public Port.
  • Click Always or configure a schedule.

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Step 4 Click Apply and then click Continue.

Note: If the screenshots look different (DI-604), then you have the European version of the router which D-Link USA does not support.

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