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Here is what I wanted from my DIR-655:

1.) Range! It's about 20 feet away, through 2-3 walls.
2.) Reliability. Constant speed with no constant drops.
3.) Lower ping for gaming.

This is what I got:

1.) I get 2-3 bars at the distance specified and it NEVER connects.
2.) It's up to 2MB/s then 30KB/s, then back up to 100KB/s. And the worst part is - none of my downloads work! I download a demo, and it's corrupted!!
3.) If you've not seen my ping on the 'Post your ping' thread, it's 503ms.

So, this thing is a piece of crap not worthy of the title Wireless-N.

Any input on it or what I should replace it with?
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Mine drops the Wifi siganl complete (cannot be found) every day, but the hardwired ethernet works fine...
    
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Originally Posted by ACM View Post
Mine drops the Wifi siganl complete (cannot be found) every day, but the hardwired ethernet works fine...
Well, I bought it for the WiFi. I just don't understand why it's so highly rated on Newegg.
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What version firmware? Might need to downgrade.
 
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post #5 of 50
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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
What version firmware? Might need to downgrade.
To what?

Is there a "DIR-655 sucks but let's make it better" tutorial?
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The newest firmwares have been problematic to a lot of people. Honestly, if you search 'downgrade 655' you will get plenty of tutorials what will explain how to downgrade.
 
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post #7 of 50
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But what do I downgrade to?
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My advice is get an Asus RT-N16.
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Quote:
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But what do I downgrade to?
I'm running on Firmware 1.21 and I never had any of those problems you've mentioned.
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You never answered when I asked what Firmware you are running now. People have the most problems with the newest which is 1.35, you should try for 1.21 or 1.2 for now.

The firmware is weird on these routers. Mine runs 1.33 and doesnt have any issues, but when I researched it before buying almost everyone was having issues with anything past 1.21.

Try it out and see what happens.
Edited by theonedub - 2/17/11 at 1:24am
 
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