D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825 comparison

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D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825

D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router

Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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Price $99 to $216 at 2 stores $63 to $183 at 8 stores $217 to $248 at 5 stores $87 to $138 at 9 stores $116 to $247 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 63 reviews 3.0 stars out of 219 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.5 stars out of 53 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date September 09, 2008 November 10, 2006 September 24, 2013 October 21, 2010 April 09, 2012
The Bottom Line The D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825 is a stable performer with great features and an excellent Web interface. The outdated and bulky design, relatively short range, and merely average throughput, however, lessen its appeal. With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.

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System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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Features Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Dynamic IP address assignment
Wall mountable
Firewall protection
E-mail alert
Auto-sensing per device
VPN passthrough
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
NAT support
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FTP server
Samba support
Packet filtering
BitTorrent Client
Built-in 2 port Hi-Speed USB hub
URL filtering
IP address filtering
Quality of Service (QoS)
EZ UI
Syslog support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
UPnP Media Server
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Interrupt status port (ISP)
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
NAT support
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Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
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Product Description D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825 - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Info unavailable ASUS RT-N56U - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
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IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
HTTP
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 112.56
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Weight 11.2 oz
11.2 oz
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0.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Frequency Band Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
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5 GHz
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
Info unavailable 6.8 in x 5.7 in x 2.4 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
ICMP/IP
L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
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Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) Info unavailable 33.33
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Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 300 Mbps
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