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: 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.
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...
Summary: I was hoping to use this router for my small business, but it turns out the wireless is so bad that I just won't be able to use this as our primary router. Connections to websites consistently time-out. HTTPS connections especially seem to cause problems for it.
Summary: I have tried a number of different configurations, and while they work for a few minutes ultimately they fail. I had such high hopes, and now I am left waiting for some firmware release that may or may never come. Why have two wan ports if you aren't going to support outbound link balancing?
Pros: Uhh the UI is pretty thorough and straight forward to configure mostly. Some really nice add-on features around vpn etc... if you care. Documentation is pretty thorough.
Cons: Why have 2 WAN ports if you can't load balance across them, and the best you can do is failover, and that is wildly erratic? I just read the D-link site, and they claim that outbound load balancing will be available in a FUTURE feature. This is a major FAIL in my book. I only bought it to do outb...
Summary: I bought this router because it is suppose to support 2 Internet providers. I configured it and both ISPs were intermittently available. I spent about 8 hours on the phone with technical support over 4 days. They could not fix the problem.
Summary: I bought this router for a hefty price back in April 2011. Router is single band Wifi. Initially was really crappy wireless. Couldn't even stream Youtube over Wifi.But is fixed after the firmware upgrade. VPN doesn't work tried PPTP, it connects but nothing goes thru.
Summary: I have had good experiences with DLink in the past. However this DSR-500n was not well received. I chose this router due to my previous experience with DLink and also the Dual Wan capabitlites it provided. I recieved the first one in the mail.
Summary: Just dont buy this router... Dlink is a great brand but choose a different router.
Pros: The router has great specs and many good features, It has anything you could ever need for a business class router; IF IT WORKED PROPERLY. It has a complete nice interface easy to go around and a fairly good customer service from D-link.
Cons: 124ms average latency... that is a terribly slow connection for a business class router, unreliable and frustrating. Its like putting too much features in one single device. It is EXPENSIVE and plus you'll still need to pay for the return shipping after experiencing a super slow network and Dlink...