Summary: Expecting my ISP that received $5.30 a month from me for about 6 years for a cheap DSL modem to give me correct information for setting up a third party modem was a little too much. They just wanted to bail. They can have their $5.30 per month DSL Modem.
Pros: Trying to get my ISP's help was absolutely useless. D-link support was extremely helpful with setup. My Case Number was C6612469 and I was assisted by Badge# AR004205. He stayed with me on the phone and walked me through a couple of setup attempts until it worked properly.
Summary: Go guy yourself a nice $40 router and make sure it has good reviews and enough settings to play around with in case you ever have problems in the future.
Pros: None that I can think of that makes it better than a $40 router with or w/o wireless.
Cons: Very basic settings, Not user friendly, I don't even think they knew what they where talking about when the put down NAT as a setting that enables internet, the real meaning is NAT Network Address Translation, it takes two incompatible IP addresses and translates them to connect them. Also no mat...
Summary: My Windstream telephone company modem would drop connections periodically and DHCP on the modem would quit, requiring a modem reboot. Windstream wanted $120 for a Sagem replacement modem that was not rated very high in reviews. The D-Link modem was half that price and works well.
Pros: Easy to set up. Came up quick and connected.
Cons: None yet. Due to other warnings posted, I have not attempted a firmware upgrade.
Summary: Don't upgrade the firmware. Some people have had issues. From what I have researched, the update is not necessary. The firmware updates are older than the shipping modem, so the modem has the latest. The most recent update is from 7/24/2012.
Pros: I bought this modem to replace the standard one that comes from Verizon. I wanted the four Ethernet ports and more control over my modem. That is exactly what I got and the modem works quite well. I also got a slight speed bump for my downloads, about 5-10%. I use SpeedTest frequently, and my pre...
Cons: The reason why I knocked a star off is because of the poor documentation. This lack of documentation is an indirect reason why this modem gets some bad reviews. A lot of people do not have the expertise to do do the necessary troubleshooting. From what I have seen, it appears that most people do ...
Summary: The modem has port forwarding for many common games but still requires setting DMZ on for some older on-line games.
Pros: Configuration was automatic with the setup Wizard and my Wifi router connected plug-and-play -- nothing could be easier. Upload and download speeds have increased notably compared to my ISP-provided modem.
Cons: DO NOT FLASH WITH D-LINK FIRMWARE! I purchased this modem from Newegg because a previous one I had had purchased from another site was bricked when I flashed it.
Summary: Not sure if it's a Con or something not set up right but I had a hard time staying connected to a game server, even though the proper ports were forwarded in the setup. No eggs off for this though as all other sites connected fine before the firmware flash bricked the device.
Pros: Easy setup (1+ egg) -- the modem was up and running in less than two minutes and this was with the manual setup. Seemed to stay connected (1+ egg) well (my old Comtrend modem got where it was dropping connection frequently). Attaching a WiFi router to this one was literally plug and play (1+ egg).
Cons: DO NOT FLASH WITH THE FIRMWARE PROVIDED ON THE D-LINK SITE! Flashing the modem with the firmware on the D-Link site will render it inoperable. Even though the D-Link site states that the firmware is for revisions A or B and the modem say's it's a 2540B, don't be fooled -- it is not one of these H...