Dualband HD Media Router

DIR-857

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Supercharge your wireless home network with the Dual-band HD Media Router (DIR-857) optimized for high quality HD video and blazing speed online gaming. HD Fuel technology lets you watch Netflix and LOVEFiLM, play online with your Wii or XBox 360 or make Skype calls- all without the worry of skipping or latency experienced with standard routers. With the DIR-857, enjoy the highest dual band performance available, streaming HD movies and surfing the web at the same time without skipping or lag.


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

With its built-in DLNA-certified Media Server, the Dualband 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



SharePort™ Mobile app for your iPhone and iPad

This Media Router provides you with an easy, straightforward way to access files, photos, music and videos on a USB storage device directly on your iPhone and iPad, with the free SharePort™ Mobile app, available on the App Store. Just download the app and start streaming movies and playlists on your iPhone/iPad wirelessly. You can also backup your files and free up space in your mobile device, all without cables. No computer needed!



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.



The best Internet throughput in the market

The Dualband HD Media Router can forward data to and from the Internet onto your home network faster than any other broadband router in the market. At speeds of up to 2 Gbps in IPv6 mode, this router provides ample bandwidth for online TV, Skype videocalls, and the fastest possible downloads simultaneously.



The benefits of Dualband

D-Link’s Dualband HD Media Router uses Dualband technology to support 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless signals at the same time. This allows you to check emails and browse the Internet using the 2.4 GHz band while simultaneously streaming movies and other media on the 5 GHz band. This router is designed for home users looking for a wireless connection that can handle video streaming throughout the house, while being backward compatible with existing 802.11g and 802.11a products.



IPv6 ready

This router is ready for the future of the Internet with support for the upcoming move from IPv4to 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 Dualband HD Media Router is part of D-Link GreenTM, D-Link’s programme for providing eco friendly alternatives without compromising performance. This device 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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Product Awards

CDE Best 2012
Top prize in the Networking and Storage category for D-Link Amplifi™ HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857)
”We lugged our laptops and cameras for miles, across the show floors, through launch parties, and to closed-door meetings. We found the gadgets of tomorrow – and after sorting through them all – chose D-Link’s HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) with SharePort™ technology for our hard-fought ‘Best of CES’ award.”
2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Honouree for DIR-857 Amplifi HD Media Router 3000
Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.

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Technical Specifications

Standards
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3ab

Physical Interface
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1 WAN Port
  • USB 3.0
  • 1 SD Card Slot
  • 1 WPS Push Button

Antenna Type
  • Internal Antennas

Security
  • WPA-Personal
  • WPA2-Personal

Advanced Firewall Features
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • VPN Pass-through

LEDs
  • Power
  • WLAN (Wireless Connection)

Power
  • DC 12V

Operating Temperature
  • 30° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Operating Humidity
  • 10% to 95% non-condensing
Certifications
  • FCC
  • IC
  • Wi-Fi
  • IPv6
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 8.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (21.3cm x 16cm x 3.6cm)

Weight
  • 0.75 lb (341.5 g)

All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.
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Browser Toolbar 1/01/2009
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1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link Wireless N devices.

FAQ

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Datasheet (English) - PDF 1.25mb Download
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Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 10.73mb Download
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Quick Installation  Guide (English) - PDF 0.51mb Download
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DIR-857 firmware 1.03B01 DIR-857 firmware - Download
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Share Port Plus Utility - 4.10 Share Port Plus Utility - Mac OS 31/05/2011 Download
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DEU_CE_Declaration_RevA CE Declaration 06/01/2012 Download