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Author Topic: 857 or N66U  (Read 12029 times)

Hard Harry

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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2013, 09:06:24 PM »

I wouldn't go that far. It depends on the CPU and the design of the router. Overall Dlink has always been very good at doing more with less, so they can very easily design there setup to produce less heat. Actually, thats the trend in most laptops with Ivy bridge and the like. So I don't want it to say they "should" have used a passive heatsink, just that they didn't. So "if" the DIR-857 gets hot, thats probably why. The reason I put it that way is there are pro's and con's.  Heat sink can be a point of failure...just ask Xbox. :-) Cost more too, probably why the DIR-857 is 30$ less.
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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2013, 09:09:03 PM »

I don't disagree but I never had issues with torrents on my DIR-855.  It was just the WiFi that gave me problems and that's mroe of less due to the amound of routers around here and within range.  Hard wired though for torrents, the DIR-855 was solid for a lot more than what I've pushed through the 857 so far. 
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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2013, 09:17:39 PM »

Keep us posted on the beta FW results. I'm interested to see if this helps any. I presume you have been in contact with Dlink then? I'm currently on v1.03 and it's been very stable. However I probably don't stress the router as much maybe as you might. I only recently have put online a 2nd xbox for gaming and gaming with 2 is very nice.
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Hard Harry

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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 09:20:59 PM »

Oh yea, I never meant to say one router is better then another with torrents. As far as the data goes, there both great, just that the RT-N66U has a feature set that makes it more torrent frieldly. For example it has a built in torrent downloader so you can download direct to USB storage even if no computer is turned on. It also has a separate chip for NAT processing to take it off the CPU(great for torrents) but I have yet to see any data on how much this improves performance.
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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 09:36:20 PM »

Considering the battery died in my Wii U controller, I don't have enough to stress the router the way I want but I'm going to buy another controller on my way home during the week, if I can find one.  I usually run the Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and N based laptop steaming through Netflix and Hulu.  Then fire up some online gaming on the PC and seeding a crapload of torrents over wired to get the router warmed up.  My Brother wireless laser printer still seems to lose a sync tot he status monitor on my PC's but it at least wakes correctly now with the beta firmware.  Before, I would have to manually repoint the monitor to the printer to wake it so there is some improvement already. 
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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2013, 09:54:09 PM »

I just opened mine to verify out of curiosity. Ya, there are 2 head sinks plates, upper and bottom.
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Hard Harry

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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2013, 10:01:24 PM »

Really? Is it possible your model is different then the norm? Could you take pics? If overheating really is a problem with this unit, I think its best to look there.
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Re: 857 or N66U
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2013, 10:05:09 PM »

It looks like the pic of the bottom plate in your pic is attached to the bottom of the plastic housing. Mine is attached to the main circuit board itself. Just put mine back together. LOL
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