DIR 655 – Should You Upgrade to DIR 825 Or DIR 665 to Support iPad or Touchpad
The D Link DIR 655 is so popular with its Xtreme N technology, but with the so popular of the new Apple iPad and HP Touchpad that demand high performance wireless network for optimum data rate transfer, should you upgrade to the newer DIR 665 or DIR 825 Xtreme N routers? Are there any reasons to upgrade the router to the new generation of D-Link Xtreme N routers?
iPad and Touchpad are tablet computers which are so popular to help you do more than you can do. Originally they are designed for audio and video platform to let you view and stream HD video / movies from the internet as well as platform for other types of visual media including books, music, gaming and web contents. Later on they are also designed to support your businesses with the applications like Mail, Calendar, web browsers and other business application features.
Both iPad and Touchpad are equipped with Wi-Fi and or with 3G to get connected to the internet. To be able to get connected to the wireless network in home with internet connection, you need to have wireless network environment. That means you need to create a wireless environment powered by wireless router that support maximum data rate throughput for smooth performance of streaming HD media, gaming and browsing. With your current DIR 655 router, can it support the Wi-Fi connections of your iPad and touchpad to perform their best?
Before you upgrade your current DIR 655 router or whatever your current router is, you should know the Wi-Fi specification of either iPad or Touchpad. Both iPad and Touchpad are equipped with Wi-Fi which is powered by the 802.11a/b/g/n standards. This is a dual band Wi-Fi that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The 5GHz band is typically used to stream HD media for clean network since 5GHz band is relatively less interference than the 2.4GHz band. Any wireless devices which are designed to support the smooth and fast streaming and gaming are typically supporting 5GHz band. Therefore, to get the maximum data rate throughput you should connect the iPad and Touchpad to any wireless environment that support dual band.
The D-Link DIR 655 doesn’t support dual band technology but it can create a wireless environment to support Wi-Fi connection of your iPad and Touchpad but with the absence of 5GHz band for less interference. What about DIR 665 or DIR 825?
The DIR 665 is selectable dual band router with three spatial data streams (N450 technology) delivering the speeds of up to 450Mbps each band. But remember, this is a selectable dual band that means the router can operate in a single band in a time. To support the maximum data rate throughput for your iPad and Touchpad, you should select the router to work in 5GHz band. And the other wireless clients that work in 2.4GHz band cannot connect to the network unless you select the band to 5GHz.
The D-Link DIR 825 supports dual band technology both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. The router is N600 dual band delivering the speeds up to 300Mbps each band of your wireless network. This is ideal environment to support your iPad and Touchpad for smooth streaming HD video and gaming.
What about the performance of both DIR 665 and DIR 825 routers? Each of individual users has different opinions. You can read their reviews in online store like Amazon.