Excerpt: Entry-level router, even though not always the cheaper. Netgear and TP-Link offered better solutions to basic users whom look for an affordable wireless solution. Not much to say about this particular model. Have been using DI-524 54 Mbps for a while, and now DI-524 150 (150 Mbps), both use the same old silver case, just like my former 2001 DSL Modem (Dlink too). And unfortunately it is just not appearance that is poor.
Summary: Like many others, I also ran into the classic problem with this router. It locks up and needs to be reset at least 2 to 3 times in a day. Plug out the power and plug in the power supply, and the router would work next few hours. At some point it gave up and would never work... !! I returned this product within a month. May be you need some luck to get the non-buggy version. It has fabulous 5 star reviews from others :-(..
Summary: I bought the DI-524 (Rev A2) after my trusty Linksys WRT54G v1.0 croaked. At first, everything appeared to work well with DI-524. Web browsing and small file transfers on the wireless intranet seemed to go without a hitch. But once I started doing some heavy file transfers and run some bandwidth intensive applications, the problems arose.
Summary: [...] As a regular user, I tried all possible solutions such as moving closer, tried three different brands of wireless adaptors, choose all kinds of different configurations, so on and so forth. As an experienced computer engineer, I tried different firmware, tried to use network strumbler,tried linux, and more. Nothing can prevent this router from crash. You can literally tell the router automatically reboot by just looking at the light leds on the front panel.
Summary: I can hardly believe this product is from DLink. Use to trust D-Link products religiously, but this particular product has changed everything. Before my purchase, I didn't believe those negative comments and thought they were either rumors or users' own stupidity caused the problems... well, now I am among them! The router keeps screwing up, and here are just a few examples: 1. MSN messenger keeps disconnecting for no reason at all.
Summary: I moved my previous combination, a D-Link DI-604 and an Apple Airport Base Station, to my workplace so I needed a new router at home. The previous combination worked great so I thought there would be no problem with going with another D-Link router. The DI-524 proved to be worthless in two ways. First, and more importantly, the router kept randomly blocking webpages, necessitating repeated DHCP releases and resets.
Died after 6 weeks. D-Link Support extremely frustrating. Not for Gamers.
Sergeant Math, Amazon
9 September 2007
Summary: I bought this wireless router and was happy with it for about 6 weeks. It was easy to set up, worked fine, and had good range (I live in a smallish townhouse so I can't vouch for how well it would work for larger homes). Then it stopped working suddenly and nothing, including restarting it or even using the reset button got it working again. I know enough about networking equipment to tell that this was a hardware issue, not a software misconfiguration.