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D-Link DIR-857

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D-Link DIR-857 review: specs and price

D-Link DIR-857
D-Link DIR-857
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Why is D-Link DIR-857 better than the average?

  • WiFi speed
    900MB/svs506.02MB/s
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Weight
    343gvs349.47g
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.75
  • USB ports
    1vs0.81
  • Height
    35mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.weight

343g

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Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

3.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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Sitecom DC-210

10

4.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

6.thickness

160mm

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Asus WL-330N

12mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

900MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

Best

Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.internal storage

0MB

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Apple Airport Time Capsule

2000GB

4.Has DNS relay
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With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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Asus RT-AC68U

3

2.internal antennas

2

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

Best

Sitecom WLR-6100

6

Security

1.Has automatic IP
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Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
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A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has port filtering
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Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain Internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting Internet usage.

4.Has a static IP address
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Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

5.Has SPI intrusion protection
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All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.

6.Has L2TP Passthrough
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You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.

Features

1.Has QoS
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With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Network Time Protocol enabled
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With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

3.Has dynamic routing
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Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

4.IPv6 enabled
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IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

5.Has Universal Plug n Play
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Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

6.Has static routing
D-Link DIR-857

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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