Wireless N HD Media Router

DIR-657

  • Product Status: Phased Out
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.

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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.

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Technical Specifications

Standards
  • 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
 
LEDs
  • Power
  • Internet
 
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 212 x 160 x 32 mm
 
Weight
  • 331 g
 
Certifications
  • DLNA
  • IPv6
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • Wi-Fi
  • WPS
  • WMM

FAQ

  • How do I configure MAC filtering on my DIR/WBR series router? Read Answer
  • Why am I unable to view the contents of my USB drive using the SharePort Mobile app Read Answer
  • How do I open a Microsoft Word Excel or PowerPoint file in another app from the SharePort Mobile app Read Answer
  • How do I find my IP address in Windows Vista or Windows 7 Read Answer
How to connect to wireless in Windows 8
How to connect to wireless in Windows 7
How to Change/Recover your lost wireless password
How to download and use the QRS Mobile App for your iPhone/iPad
How to connect to wireless using an iPhone
How to upgrade the firmware on your router
How to configure the Wireless Settings on your router
How to remove the Graphical Authentication login on your router
How to change router password
How to configure Parental Controls on your router
How to configure IP reservation on your router
How to reset a router
How to open a range of ports on your router
How to change your routers IP address
How to open a single port on your router
How to disable UPnP on your router
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 2.09mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 9.75mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.00 Quick Installation Guide - PDF 0.40mb Download
This D-Link product includes software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public License (“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (“LGPL”). As applicable, the terms of the GPL and LGPL, and information on obtaining access to the GPL code and LGPL code used in this product, are available to you at:
 
http://tsd.dlink.com.tw/GPL.asp
 
The GPL code and LGPL code used in this product is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and is subject to the copyrights of one or more authors. For details, see the GPL code and the LGPL code for this product and the terms of the GPL and LGPL.
Version Description Date
Firmware 1.01b15 Firmware 18.01.2012 Download
Version Description Date
GPL Code GPL Code 16.08.2012 Download
DCC Utility 4.00b05 DCC Utility 09.12.2011 Download
SharePort Plus Utility - Mac 4.10 SharePort Plus Utility - Mac OS 31.05.2011 Download
SharePort Plus Utility - Windows 4.10 SharePort Plus Utility - Windows 31.05.2011 Download
Version Description Date
DEU_CE_Declaration_RevA CE Declaration 31.08.2012 Download