Four antennas. We don’t care what you say, that’s just too much. The eye-poking hazard alone should have made D-Link reconsider. But they didn’t. They went ahead and made this monstrosity.

But why? Why such blatant disregard for internet users’ safety? Well, you see, the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router DIR-825 is no regular router (as if you couldn’t figure that out just from the name). If you’re just looking to do some reading online and maybe watch a few videos, this thing isn’t for you. No, the DIR-825 is meant for a different kind of consumer.

If you have a blazing-fast connection, you’ll soon figure out that having a single-band technology can lead to throttling despite all those bits. That’s why manufacturers came out with dual-band technology which, apparently, requires four pointy antennas to function. In truth, this modem still isn’t as complicated or as feature-packed as some of the manufacturer’s other models. You can tell that because they didn’t dare give it the “Nighthawk” label. Oh, no. That one is reserved for the really mean routers.

The DIR-825 comes just short of that, though. Setting up both channels to work as they should without the D-Link DIR-825 manual will soon prove to be an implausible mission. We didn’t say impossible, but why take the chance?

Where can I download the DIR-825 User Manual in PDF format?

If you happen to have the version with just the two antennas, you’ll find that it’s no less Xtreme. The QoS technology that the router comes with, while sometimes useful, can just as well make you want to go off the grid if you don’t have the D-Link DIR-825 user manual on hand. Our instructions will also help you navigate through that pesky user interface that most router owners don’t even know how to access: