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D-Link DSL-2540B
7.3 out of 10

D-Link DSL-2540B

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DSL-2540B

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Overall 4
4.0

d-link modem

Dallas W., Newegg
19 January 2015
Overall 10
10

Great Service

Kenneth K., Newegg
19 January 2015
  • 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.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Easy setup

MARYANN T., Newegg
17 January 2014
  • Pros: Setup was so fast and easy I thought something was wrong. Never had a modem setup this easy - ever! It also works great. No dropouts and faster than ATT equipment.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

8 months in and dead

kevin a., Newegg
3 December 2013
  • Summary: products good when not dead and you have to try to get it replaced
  • Pros: I have had d links before great.
  • Cons: this new one I got is 8 months in and junk and to get your warranty u have to jump though hoops.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Wyatt M., Newegg
27 November 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Not satisfied

charles k., Newegg
20 October 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

Very Good DSL Modem

Jerry Z., Newegg
24 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The best modem you will get here.

Alan K., Newegg
27 January 2013
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to set up and configure

Michael R., Newegg
11 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Firmware Update Destroyed Modem

Michael R., Newegg
14 November 2012
  • 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...
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