Dualband HD Media Router


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Supercharge your wireless home network with the Dual-band HD Media Router (DIR-857) optimized for high quality HD video and blazing speed online gaming. HD Fuel technology lets you watch Netflix and LOVEFiLM, play online with your Wii or XBox 360 or make Skype calls- all without the worry of skipping or latency experienced with standard routers. With the DIR-857, enjoy the highest dual band performance available, streaming HD movies and surfing the web at the same time without skipping or lag.

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Dual Band = Unlimited Connectivity for all your Devices

Dual-band wireless means you get two N450 frequency (2.4HGHz and 5GHz) channels of bandwidth operating simultaneously, with each frequency transferring up to 450 Mbps. Power your iPad®, iPhones®, security cameras, multiple laptops and all your favorite wireless devices on one 450 Mbps channel, and run your high definition audio and video digital entertainment center and gaming systems on the other.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports =Unlimited Home Networking
The HD Media Router 3000 also offers Gigabit Ethernet ports to ensure that up to four (4) of your favorite Ethernet-enabled devices get the most out of their wired connection. HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, xBox 360, Blu-Ray Players – connect them all, all at once. The HD Media Router 3000 organizes and manages your traffic flow and gets the most out of your broadband connection for seamless 1080p HD video streams and online gaming without annoying glitches or lags.

Connect to Absolutely Anything – All-at-Once
HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, Blu-Ray Players, Playstation 3 – the HD Media Router 3000 has been engineered to not only deliver seamless connectivity to your favorite Ethernet-enabled devices, but ANY device. Connect printers, NAS servers - even security cameras - SharePort Plus USB 3.0 lets you connect to and stream from any USB device. We’ve included an SD card slot for uploading HD media files like video and photos and with DLNA standard, the HD Media Router can connect to any device, automatically.

Advanced Home Networking Simple Setup
High-performance entertainment devices. Wireless signals anywhere in your home. Multiple laptops. Network storage systems. iPads, iPhones – It used to be that designing a home network capable of handling so many devices required some serious hardware and some seriously messy installation. Not with Amplifi - the HD Media Router 3000 has not only been engineered with the power to handle all of your digital demands, but with the smarts to put it at the tip of your fingers. HD Media Routers offer Wireless G backwards compatibility and Wi-PnP technology for simple wireless connections through a USB drive. With DLNA, the HD Media Router 3000 not only connects to any Ethernet-equipped device, but virtually any device, automatically. With push-button connectivity and 128-bit security encryption standard, a secure home network is as simple as plug and play.

128-bit Security Encryption
The HD Media Router 3000 protects your network with 128-bit AES data security encryption – the same technology used in E-commerce or online banking. Create your own network name and password or put it at the tip of your fingers with ‘Push Button Security’ standard on every Amplifi device. With hassle-free plug and play installation, and advanced Wi-Fi protected setup, the HD Media Router 3000 is not only one of the fastest routers available, its also one of the safest.

Get Ready for the Future - IPv6 Equipped
With the growing number of Internet-enabled applications requiring IP addresses, the supply of IP addresses under the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) system has already been exhausted. The IPv6 protocol solves this network addressing exhaustion by creating more IP addresses, but migration from IPv4 to IPv6 is not necessarily automatic. No worries - This D-Link product is IPv6 Certified and ready for the future. IPv6 allows for intelligent self-detect and router setup.

1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link Wireless N devices.
2 24/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase.
3 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.

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Wireless standard
Wireless N
Frequency band mode
Dual-band simultaneous
Wireless speed
450 Mbps 2.4 GHz

450 Mbps 5 GHz
Antenna type
Embedded omni-directional antennas
Wired interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN

4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
SD card slot


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Datasheet (English) - PDF 1.25mb Download
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Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 10.73mb Download
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Quick Installation  Guide (English) - PDF 0.51mb Download
This D-Link product includes software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public License (“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (“LGPL”). As applicable, the terms of the GPL and LGPL, and information on obtaining access to the GPL code and LGPL code used in this product, are available to you at:
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Version Description Date
DIR-857 firmware 1.03B01 DIR-857 firmware - Download
Version Description Date
SharePort Plus for Mac 4.40 SharePort Plus for Mac 2014-11-10 Download
SharePort Plus for Windows 4.30 SharePort Plus for Windows 2014-11-10 Download
GPL Code GPL Code 2012-08-17 Download
DCC Utility 4.1b09 DCC Utility 2012-05-30 Download
Share Port Plus Utility - 4.10 Share Port Plus Utility - Mac OS 2011-05-31 Download
Share Port Plus Utility - 4.10 Share Port Plus Utility - Windows 2011-05-31 Download
Version Description Date
CE doc 1.20 Revision A1 CE document 2013-09-27 Download
DEU_CE_Declaration_RevA CE Declaration 2012-01-06 Download