What can I say - the modem works & does exactly what it should
Peter Lockett, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: I wanted to add a Time Capsule to my wireless network for automatic backups and add wireless printing to the network. However, the D-Link has a router hence there is a potential addressing conflict between the wireless router and the D-Link. Avoiding this conflict simply involves disabling the D-Link's router capability by configuring it as a bridge and giving the Time Capsule the your ISP's network sign in details.
Summary: Mainly reviewing this to redress the balance. There are so many inaccurate negative reviews! This is an ADSL2+ Modem. It DOES contain a router, but it can (and usually should) be turned off. Most unsuccessful attempts to bridge this unit to a separate router stem from a misunderstanding about how this works. I use it with an Airport Extreme 5th Generation and it works perfectly. Proceed as follows: Connect laptop to DSL-320B with supplied ethernet cable.
Summary: This is a great little modem - Broadcom chipset so works well on long phone lines. Buyers should be aware that the current version supplied by D-Link looks rather different but is functionally identical. (Sellers - update your pics. !
Summary: Despite being described as a Modem, this is plainly a router, with lots of nice routing features (that you wont be wanting if you wanted a modem). Fortunately it can be made to work as a modem, in bridge mode (ppp over ATM WAN side and ppp over Ethernet Lan side). The stored configuration template for Demon worked without a problem, and saved looking up the settings. No complaints apart from it being advertised as a modem not a router.
Summary: I read the odd good review for this thing and having set up a number of ADSL modems over the years, thought I could overcome the problems that had floored others, boy was I wrong! This modem has stolen a fair chunk of my life which I will never get back! When not in full bridging mode it appears to work in a sort of half bridge, transfering the external ISP issued IP address to the connected device along with DNS IPs.
Summary: I really wonder why DLink bother, over the years every DLink device I've come across is flakey and unreliable. This beauty got stuck with DHCP disabled, and refused to re-enable it. It would neither reset with the reset button nor update through the UI, tried multiple browsers. The DHCP settings were sane, no error, no warning, just no update. I've just thrown mine away to prevent anyone else wasting time.
Summary: I had my router configured to be a pppoe modem, not acting as a router. I have three phone lines and used three of the devices all connected to a separate router. I have no idea how these perform when used as routers. My line is quite long, five miles, attenuation 63.5 dB but has fairly low noise all considered. The Dlinks were a real disappointment compared to the Zyxel modems I was using before.