D-Link DIR-645 Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 comparison

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D-Link HD Media Router 1000

D-Link HD Media Router 1000
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D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router

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Belkin N+ Wireless Router

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Price $39 at 1 store $24 to $108 at 3 stores $27 to $38 at 4 stores $199 at 1 store $29 to $44 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 198 reviews 1.5 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date July 31, 2011 January 06, 2011 January 09, 2012 October 29, 2008 March 08, 2011
The Bottom Line The unique-looking and compact D-Link Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) makes a very good investment for homes that need a fast wired network and good Wi-Fi signal coverage. The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655. The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus. The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag. Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users.

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Frequency Band Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Static IP routing
RIP
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
UPnP
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
HTTP
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
Info unavailable Info unavailable ICMP/IP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
DHCP
DNS
FTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 7.5 in x 3.8 in
Info unavailable 4.4 in x 6 in x 1.1 in
Info unavailable 7.4 in x 6 in x 1.2 in
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
Info unavailable 300 Mbps
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
Product Description D-Link Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 DIR-645 - Wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Belkin N+ Wireless Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router - Wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Weight 11.2 oz
12.1 oz
8.7 oz
Info unavailable 8.9 oz
System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Apple MacOS X 10.x
Apple MacOS 8.x
Apple MacOS 9.x
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
Info unavailable
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Features IPv6 support
VPN passthrough
SmartBeam technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
IPv6 support
SharePort Technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
D-Link Green Technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Traffic Control
URL filtering
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Access Point operational mode
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
MIMO technology
Dynamic IP address assignment
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
SNTP support
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
DHCP server
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
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