Wireless N HD Media Router



D-Link’s Wireless N HD Media Router DIR-657 optimises your online home entertainment experience, giving you uninterrupted Internet connectivity so you can simultaneously stream music, videos and High Definition media to multiple devices. With Wireless N technology, the Wireless N HD Media Router gives you the very best in speed and coverage around your home.

Play, view or share your favourite music, videos and photos

With its built-in DLNA-certified Media Server, the Wireless N HD Media Router allows you to stream media content directly onto computers, game consoles and media players like the Boxee Box by D-Link. Insert a SD card complete with your photos, music and videos in to the card slot to share content with everyone in your home. You can even share any USB device (like a Printer or Hard Drive), courtesy of D-Link’s SharePort™ Plus technology across your network with family and friends.

Give your digital entertainment the bandwidth it needs

With some routers, all wired and wireless traffic, including Voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming, online gaming, and web browsing are mixed together into a single data stream. By handling data this way, applications such as streaming video may not have the bandwidth they need to give you a flawless viewing experience. With  D-Link’s QoS technology, wired and wireless traffic is analysed and separated into multiple data streams. Different applications like voice, video, and data will be automatically detected and prioritised so that you can game, talk online with friends overseas or stream the latest films without any lag or glitches.

IPv6 ready

This router is ready for the future of the Internet with support for the upcoming move from IPv4 to IPv6. It carries the IPv6 Ready Gold Logo, meaning that it not only supports the IPv6 protocol, but is also compatible with IPv6 equipment from other manufacturers. Using a dual stack architecture, this router can handle routing for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks at the same time, so you can be assured that your router is forward and backward compatible.

D-Link Green™

D-Link’s Wireless N HD Media Router is part of D-Link GreenTM, D-Link’s programme for providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance. The   DIR-657 supports WLAN Scheduler, which switches off the wireless network when not needed, for example at night or during working hours. Also the power consumption is further reduced with its Energy StarTM power supply.

  • IEEE 802.11n/g/b
  • IEEE 802.3/u/ab
  • USB 2.0
Device Interfaces
  • 1x Gigabit WAN port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • WPS button
  • SD card slot
  • Factory reset button
Wireless data rate
  • Up to 300 Mbps in Wireless N mode
Wireless security
  • WEP 64/128-bit
  • WPA/WPA2
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
Firewall features
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • VPN pass-through
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • QoS Engine for traffic prioritisation
  • WMM for wireless traffic
SharePort™ Plus
  • USB Printer/USB memory/USB Hard drive sharing
  • Bi-directional support
  • Power
  • Internet
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 212 x 160 x 32 mm
  • 331 g
  • DLNA
  • IPv6
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • Wi-Fi
  • WPS
  • WMM
Description Type File Size
Datasheet (English)
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Manual (English)
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PDF 9.75mb
Quick Installation Guides
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Version Description Date
Download 1.01b15 18.1.2012. 0:00:00
Version Description Date
Download 16.8.2012. 0:00:00
Download 4.00b05 9.12.2011. 0:00:00
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SharePort Plus Utility - Mac OS
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31.5.2011. 0:00:00
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SharePort Plus Utility - Windows
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31.5.2011. 0:00:00
Additional Downloads
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CE Declaration
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31.8.2012. 0:00:00

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Supercharge your wireless home network with the Wireless N HD Media Router (DIR-657). Get full home coverage, the highest quality viewing of video content on your HDTV, stream multiple media content to multiple device simultaneously, lag-free online gaming, and the very best wireless performance.