Cons: Interface. I just don't get it. When you set up your security settings, you can put in your pre shared key. BUT, the key is always blacked out with asterisks. You cannot change this. So, lets say you decide to use WEP encryption. You will put in the top key, blind, and then the system will generate three more that you could easily switch between to quickly change your key for security purposes, except that you can't see them. I've been looking and looking on the inter...
Summary: Great router for the price but last one I installed had connection issues - ultimately had to reload or update the firmware (not sure what version was on it) Dont hook in the internet, just to a computer use a paperclip to reset and get to the firmware update screen, upload the firmware you downloaded and unzipped from the support page and let it do its thing... after that it was blue skies... Wasn’t expecting that but was able to roll with it.
Summary: ...my unit was missing the installation CD that would have made network installation easier. The price was outstanding and the unit performs flawlessly. I would only recommend for users who are experienced with setting up home networks without the installation CD.
Cons: I just purchased the note 3 and when I connect to my wifi I need to be literally standing next to it for it to work! If I take a step back I lose signal and my wifi drops. It's pretty useless for me to have this router now if I can't even use it for its purpose. I've tried contacting D-Links customer support to email them, but nothing works.
Summary: I got this for free with my new Motorola cable modem, but its barely better than the Motorola wireless gateway that I replaced. If you're buying it, spend the extra money for a little better router if you can.
Pros: Seems to have a fairly reliable signal, and is a good basic router.
Cons: Range was not as good a I hoped. About the same as my old motorola SBG-900. Does not provide the same speeds over wireless as the modem. If my modem is wired into my desktop, I get 15-20 Mbps down and 3 up. This router seems to limit it to 8-16 Mbps down and 1-2 up. This up speed is slower that even my old Motorola.
Summary: I ordered a bunch and they were all revision B :-( I think I'm just going to forget about using these as standard WiFi routers. Instead, they make really good wireless access points. There is an openWRT that loads and allows you to easily set up this router as a wired access point via a wireless connection to your main router. Great for devices that you want to connect up via ethernet (like an xbox, or blu-ray player).
Pros: Cheap. Revision A, if your lucky enough to get it, works with dd-wrt. B version works with an open-wrt Luci build, if your lucky enough to find it in the open-wrt forums. The emergency interface is GREAT. Almost impossible to permanently brick these suckers.
Cons: The two I've now had a chance to test over a few weeks have both crashed at various times. One just stopped broadcasting the Wifi and all attached devices dropped. The second one partially failed with a few devices staying attached and a few dropping and not able to reconnect (gave strange errors when trying). If you want to use these as standard wireless routers, be aware that there is a possbility that you may have to reset it fairly frequently.
Pros: Router does not seem to drop connection. Decent speed pulls 11 Mbps via wireless. With an Ethernet connection I have 20-30 Mbp internet from my service provider and I am pulling 22 Mbps. The router was purchased when wireless N was coming out and it runs well. The cost seemed to be extremely low. I purchased this with a rebate and got it for about $15 dollars.
Cons: Initial setup was semi difficult. Establishing the initial connection to the internet was difficult; however once this was established I have not seemed to get any issues with it since. On a side note I have used two of these. Mine I received was fine but my fiance received one and it was DOA. I believe this was just a manufacturing defect.
Summary: Look for a more reliable router, especially if you plan on putting it somewhere hard to access.
Pros: It's cheap, it's usually a decent router for medium sized house.
Cons: Just stops working sometimes, still have a network, but it just drops internet access. Unplugging it for a few seconds fixes it. Not a huge deal as it doesn't happen that often, but it's still annoying and it shouldn't happen.