Cons: The UI is slow and awful. Actually the slowest UI I've ever seen on any router. The software is disorganized and slow. Firmware update failed 4 times and then reset default config and then would not accept a backup config. I have the latest 2015 firmware and it's not any better. It's just awful.
Summary: Have been using this for a couple of years now. When traveling, I use the VPN service to have full access to my home network. I have updated firmware a few times and the newest version 2.02 has a completely new look and easier to navigate.
Summary: Now the device is in the closet, and is not used. I Lose My Money. Today I Build Single Router in 2U Case with 3rd party OS, and it works stable more than 6 months! For Example my New Hand-Builded Router Costs: 100 US!
Pros: I Buy This Device, Then Connect 2 Ports from 2 ISP's, and when i try download anything on speeds higher than 70-80 mbits, the device goind down.. restart needed. I Think this is Very High Price for This Worst Device.
Cons: Long Boot Time, Bad Firmware, Bad Support, Highest Price.
Summary: I went through three of these units thinking there must be something wrong with the hardware on the first two. Well after configuring it every way possible, including with full help and analysis by D-Link tech support, I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is a PIECE OF JUNK.
Summary: Well...after having the DSR-500 replaced twice, I am here to tell you...this device, while full of promise, has proved to be extremely problematic. I have concluded that it is our particular combination of ISP, Switch, WAP (can't say which exactly) that will not allow this device to operate 24hrs in...
Worked after I returned it to Dlink and got a new one. Some issues until firmware is updated, then works ok.
Andrew Despres, Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I had issues with the first router, and the firmware update fixed it. After I returned it to Dlink, they sent me another one, then I updated the firmware and it is fine. Been going for almost a year now and it is still working great.
Pros: I have purchased this item and received the NON-Wi-Fi version instead of the Wi-Fi version and did not have the time to ship it back to get the proper item... The company that needed this item wanted to have wireless-N and if I would have received the proper item I would have had this resolved...
Cons: Item is not as described and I received the DSR-500 instead of the DSR-500N... took way to long to ship to get the wrong item... I would suggest not to shop from this site unless everyone is receiving there proper gear... This router works great with the new Firmware but would be nicer to have th...