HD Media Router 3000



A Media Lover's Router

The HD Media Router 3000 combines industry-leading data transfer rates of up to 900 Mbps¹ with HD Fuel technology to prioritize bandwidth for maximum performance of not only your favorite digital entertainment devices, but all your devices, all at once. The result: incredibly crisp, uninterrupted 1080p HD video streams, seamless, lag-free online gaming, ultra-fast downloads of large media files and uninterrupted Skype® calls. And with SharePort Plus USB 3.0 you can connect or stream from any USB device. Unbeatable connectivity and speed, unreal reliability and range – the HD Media Router 3000 stands alone as the most powerful home networking solution ever created. Period.

Build a wireless home network capable of delivering the bandwidth to handle 1080p HD video streams, large media file downloads, and online gaming to multiple devices, simultaneously. And do it all completely uninterrupted and free of annoying glitches or lags common to ‘standard’ routers. The HD Media Router 3000 is dual-band and delivers up to 900Mbps, which means data transfers occur on two separate 450 Mbps ‘channels.’ With HD Fuel to automatically manage traffic flow, the HD Media Router 3000 is able to direct all your entertainment traffic (Netflix, Vudu, XBox 360) to one channel, and all your general purpose’ bandwidth usage to another - web surfing, Skype, downloads, iPads, iPhones, network security cameras, media servers, and more. With HD Fuel you can even manually prioritize bandwidth by both application and device. HD Fuel is the ultimate traffic management system and best way to stay in complete command of your digital entertainment.

  • 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

  • WPA-Personal
  • WPA2-Personal

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

  • Power
  • WLAN (Wireless Connection)

  • DC 12V

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

Operating Humidity
  • 10% to 95% non-condensing

  • 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)

  • 0.75 lb (341.5 g)

  • 1-Year Limited Warranty2

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.
2 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the U.S.A and Canada.

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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  • Wireless N900 Technology – Wireless N900 for advanced performance and reliable coverage delivering high-quality HD video streaming, gaming and file transfers.
  • Dual Band Performance – Up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) + 450Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • HD Fuel - Uninterrupted HD video streaming and lag-free gaming with automatic prioritization of bandwidth
  • Gigabit Speed – Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for superior device connectivity

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Awards & Reviews

CNET - 4/5 Stars
"With stellar performance on the 5GHz frequency band and a nice set of features, the Amplifi HD Media Router 3000 DIR-857 would be an excellent buy if you're seeking an advanced router for your home network, especially if you do a lot of media streaming." Read more
Maximum PC - 8/10 Stars
"It boasts a rich feature set, including two USB 3.0 ports that made for very fast NAS-to-PC file transfers, it has a handy built-in SD card reader, and—as is typical of D-Link routers—it’s equipped with excellent Quality of Service settings." Read more
2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Honouree for DIR-857 Amplifi HD Media Router 3000
CES Innovations Award
CDE Best 2012
Top prize in the Networking and Storage category for D-Link Amplifi™ HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857)
CNET − Best of CES 2012