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The Graveyard - Products No Longer Supported => DIR-655 => Routers => Europe DIR-655 => Topic started by: wannaplay on July 20, 2008, 07:29:28 AM

Title: help!
Post by: wannaplay on July 20, 2008, 07:29:28 AM
Hi

I'm thinking of getting this router or possibly another d-link router. One that will support heavy traffic such as hdtv streaming among other things, all at the same time, mostly through LAN. I was looking at good routers that would be capable of handling this and think the dir-655 is a very good choice. My current internet connection is adsl. I've read that it supports dsl and cable only and then i read elewhere it also supported adsl, so i'm left confused. Does it support adsl? If not what d-link router would you recommend for my situation?
Title: Re: help!
Post by: SSTWebworks on July 20, 2008, 08:59:13 AM
Yes it does, almost every home dsl connection is ADSL. I'm running a DIR-655 on ATT's ADSL network, and it runs like a champ.
Title: Re: help!
Post by: wannaplay on July 20, 2008, 09:34:26 AM
Great news, made my day! 

Looks like there is no Modem integrated, which would you guys recommend for my ADSL connection?
Title: Re: help!
Post by: Lycan on July 21, 2008, 09:09:32 AM
I usually recommend using the ISP units.
Title: Re: help!
Post by: wannaplay on July 21, 2008, 10:18:02 AM
I do have a BT (UK) voyager 105 usb adsl modem which i use to use back in the day which connected directly to the computer and needed some drivers to be installed. The DIR-655 has a usb port. Would this do ok?
Title: Re: help!
Post by: Lycan on July 21, 2008, 11:36:52 AM
No, the 655 will require a ethernet enabled bridgeable modem.
Title: Re: help!
Post by: Optix1180 on July 21, 2008, 01:55:45 PM
As Lycan stated, all Dlink Routers use only Ethernet based ports for Internet connectivity. and the USB port on the back of the DIR-655 is used only for the WCN ( Windows Connect Now) tecchnology.

more on the WCN:   http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/getstarted/windowsconnectnow.mspx

 ;)