D-Link DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router Now Shipping‏

by Damian on April 28, 2011 · 3 comments

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A few weeks ago I highlighted the release of the D-Link DCS-932L Day/Night Network Camera (which I am happy to announced I have just received a review unit, so be on the lookout in the coming weeks for my writeup/review :-) ). Well, next in line for release is the D-Link DIR-651 Wireless N Gigabit Router, which started shipping yesterday. The DIR-651 comes equipped with four Gigabit ports, Wireless N, and Quality of Service (QoS) features which allow for prioritizing of network traffic. MSRP through Dlinkshop is $89.99, but you can actually get it for $59.99 over at Office Depot . See full press release below.

D-Link Launches Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router for High Performance Wireless Networking at an Affordable Price

DIR-651 Allows Consumers to Easily Create a Home Wireless Network with Computers,                                   Game Consoles, Media Players, and More

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – APRIL 27, 2011 – D-Link® today announced its new Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router (DIR-651), offering increased performance and speed over previous generation 802.11g devices. Equipped with 802.11n technology, four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports, multiple intelligent antennas, and Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS), the DIR-651 allows consumers to browse the web, stream media and share data more efficiently – all at an affordable price.

Featuring superior intelligent antenna technology, the DIR-651 transmits multiple streams of data, enabling users to receive network connectivity in hard to reach places – especially in larger homes. With the addition of Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS), these data streams are separated to help organize and prioritize network traffic to give applications such as video streaming, gaming and VoIP calls priority over an activity such as web browsing. This prioritization ensures smoother connection over both wired and wireless network, without the worry of lost connections or interferences.

“The Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router is an excellent solution for creating a strong network foundation in today’s home,” says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “With the increase in home VoIP calling, video streaming, online gaming, and of course web browsing, a fast, high-performing wireless network that can support multiple devices has become a necessity, and the DIR-651 is an ideal choice in building that network.”

The DIR-651 also offers an enhanced wired connection with its four Gigabit ports, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than standard 10/100 ports. In addition to increased speed, the router also supports WPA™ and WPA2® security standards, as well as Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for push-button security and top-of-the-line encryption from possible Internet threats. And with the simple step-by-step installation using D-Link’s Quick Router Setup Wizard, consumers will have their network up and running in no time.

Availability and Pricing

The DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router is now available for an MSRP of $89.99 throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America, including Office Depot and Office Max (available May 2011), and at the company’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management.  For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


MC FreeLit May 15, 2011 at 12:54 am

Hi + thanks for the news. I’m looking forward to your review, and am very interested in learning whether or not the DIR-651 has the same advanced web interface utilities as other D-Link routers (e.g. the ability to create both WAN and LAN side access control rules). There doesn’t seem to be an emulator available (at least I couldn’t find one at the D-Link site). Do you know when/if one might be available?

Funsley September 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I got this thinking a new router would be much better than the 5-year old Linksys I had that died of old age. Turns out it was much WORSE. It constantly dropped connection and it could not handle watching streaming video and playing xbox with its supposedly faster LAN ports. Sometimes, it would just not give internet to devices, even if they could connect to it. The only way to fix that was to reset the router. I was resetting it 4-5 times a day!
The support was TERRIBLE. First call didn’t fix anything. Second call actually left me unable to connect with any computer or phone. Third call was also useless. They basically told me to just take it back. I’ve never seen worse Technical support. They don’t seem to care about the poor quality of their product. I ended up taking their advice and returning it in less than 2 weeks.
Do yourself a favor and skip this device and anything from D-Link. They don’t deserve our business.

yvan tremblay November 6, 2012 at 3:56 am

salut moi pas fort en informatique …je me cherche 1 routeurs wifi qui peu étendre sa portée a 200 pieds de chez moi(mon voisin) merci al’avance yvan

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