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I've had my DIR-655 running flawless for about 4 years now. I don't think I've ever had to reboot it! It was a very high speed router at the time I bought it, however, I've been experiencing serious issues with Netflix buffering and doing airplay mirroring on my apple TV. Should my DIR-655 be able to handle this just fine or should I replace it?
    
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It should be able to, ya. I do gaming, stream radio, netflix, and youtube at the same time on mine.
    
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Same here. I've got probably 3-4 computers, my phone and an apple tv pulling from mine at any given time.

All within 25-30ft
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I think the problem is that the apple TV is on the opposite end of the house from the router and there's no central location where I can put the router. I suppose I have two options:

Cheap Option:

Home Entertainment System (Apple TV):
Place DIR-655 and modem. Hard-wire internet to Apple TV

Home Office (PC and wired network printer):
Buy a cheap router to connect to the DIR-655. Wire printer and PC to it


Expensive Option:

Pick up an Asus RT-AC66U dual band router and call it a day?
    
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Originally Posted by cmeeks View Post

I think the problem is that the apple TV is on the opposite end of the house from the router and there's no central location where I can put the router. I suppose I have two options:
Cheap Option:
Home Entertainment System (Apple TV):
Place DIR-655 and modem. Hard-wire internet to Apple TV
Home Office (PC and wired network printer):
Buy a cheap router to connect to the DIR-655. Wire printer and PC to it
Expensive Option:
Pick up an Asus RT-AC66U dual band router

cheapest option:

50 ft of ethernet cable from current router to apple tv, problem solved

i have a dir 655, ive got 2 pcs pulling wireless and my xbox and main rig hardwired to it, its never had a day of downtime. dlink actually still reccomends them as the most stable home router on the market
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Don't forget about powerline ethernet options.
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Ive actually had some issues with it... Wondering if anyone can help with this issue or if I should just replace. I reset and accessed and set my password via the Web. I see the network and am able to connect to it and there are 4bars. However the descriptive next to the network says no Internet connection.. Am I missing a step that needs to be completed after reset? I am wondering if I am screwing something up… I tried the wireless network wizard set up too… Perhaps I am doing that wrong?
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I had the exact same problem as you last night. I replaced my DIR-685 from 5 years ago with a Linksys EA3500 for $100 from Best Buy. Range has seemingly doubled. I used to get 1 bar if I was lucky in my son's room, now it's full bars. The speed difference is huge also. I'm thinking that something was wrong since I was getting 30mbps down. I thought that's what I was paying for so I didn't pay much attention, but I put this new one on and now I'm getting 50mbps down. The wireless speed seems a lot faster, too. My PS3 hardly takes any time to load a movie on netflix now.
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