Summary: I have never taken the time before to wright a review but felt I should on this product. I own 6 of these routers and have had very good results with all but 1. I use them for their VPN capabilities. The vpn server is easy to set up and works well with win xp, Vista and Win7 clients. I read some of the other posts and was a little afraid to buy one but after two years of using them I'm glad I did.
Summary: I've had a lot of routers and this one is OK. I needed one with the VPN feature and that part if it is good. It's pretty much a standard router but without some of the needed features that other routers have. I use this at work, and I like the whitelist website feature on some that will only allow web traffic for some computers to only approved websites instead of the blacklist which blocks a few websites.
Summary: I ordered a pair of DIR-330s to use for a site-to-site VPN. The DIR-330's internal date and times is important for the link to be stable. There were several problems with the time settings. First the date could not be set manually past 2012. I think they use the Mayan calendar :-) Even though the pulldown menu lists Arizona time, the timezone could not be set to it. Timezone would intermittently get set to that of the international dateline.
Summary: i have this router in production, it's more stable than other dlink products that i had before, there was several problems, one is that port forwarding, you can't clean them or reset (they always stay here) but now i upgrade firmware to 1.23b and everything start working, i created two vpn, one ipsec site to site vpn with cisco router and second pptp for windows clients and it works :)) but real performance on site to site vpn with dec encryption (not 3des) is 330kb/sec
Tried everything to like this product.. it never happened
E. Cruz, Amazon
26 May 2012
Summary: Most people looking at this router is probably looking for a router with VPN capabilities. IT JUST NEVER WORKED FOR ME. I bought this a year ago, and tried all I could to configure VPN. It never worked. I emailed them, and they would usually reply back to me after 2 or 3 days. And their answer is not even relevant to my problems, or I have already done what they wanted me to do. Or would ask questions, that the answers could be found in my email.
Worst router with lot of features missing ... ....
Selvamohan Neethiraj "selvajavaone", Amazon
12 March 2012
Summary: This router would disconnect all connections when you SAVE the changes to the router. Usually, that happens on router only when you reboot the router. 'NAT Loopback' feature is missing. If you are a small business firm, please stay away from this router. You can not access 'Port forwarding feature on port 80' from LAN.... You can use it only from WAN. Support from DLINK is so poor. You ask some questions, they come back with answers for totally different questions.
A far less expensive option than a Cisco -- and more stable too!
17 December 2011
Summary: The D-Link DIR-330, like the Cisco VPN products it competes against, is definitely NOT for "beginners"! But if you know TCP/IP networking well, and understand encryption reasonably well, then you'll be happy with this alternative to the Cisco small business VPN alternatives. As an IT Consultant NOT affiliated with Cisco or D-Link, I could really care less about which brand names my clients purchase.
Only cheap choice for WinXP VPN client - 4 months later - DON'T GET IT
E. Richards, Amazon
24 November 2011
Summary: April 2009: I'm updating my review because this simply doesn't work. The VPN from Windows to it ONLY works if you're not behind a NAT. With the NAT-Traversal turned on it get's to the second phase of authentication but never gets all the way. ie The encrypted packets start but it doesn't authenticate after that. I have many Wireshark pcap packet files showing the problem from multiple NAT locations.