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D-Link DI-524
6.8 out of 10

D-Link DI-524

D-Link DI-524 The D-Link DI-524 is a high speed wireless Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DI-524

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Overall 4
4.0

It was free but....

Joel F., Newegg
30 November 2007
  • Summary: It was ok for the cost, but really tired of it.
  • Pros: With it being on sale and rebate it was free, with shipping. It got us by but it's going to the recycle center soon.
  • Cons: Freezes up a lot, DHCP server stops working when you go from Linux to Windows or visa versa. Sometimes when you put a new machine on you need to unplug it for 15-20 minutes before it will give an address.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as good as my last D-Link router

notwarrenbuffett, Amazon
9 September 2007
  • Summary: I previously had a D-Link DI-713P 802.11b wireless router which worked very well, and I got this one to have the higher speeds and extra firewall features (and the low price). First of all, to get it to work at all with my cable modem I had to do what others said here (and boy am I glad they...
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Overall 4
4.0

No Return from D-Link

Douglas W., Newegg
21 May 2007
  • Summary: Look else where for a dependable part.
  • Pros: Worked as advertised for about 6 months.
  • Cons: When this unit failed, it took my materials person 2 hours, 6 phone calls and 8 techs to get an RMA authorization. D-Link pay attention, you will be loosing business for poor performance.
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Overall 4
4.0

Intermittant Service

Daniel T., Newegg
26 March 2007
  • Summary: When it is transmitting, I have a strong clear signal and fast service. But it frequently just stops for no apparent reason, requiring me to go back to the other room and reset it - again, and again and again. The receiver is only about 15' away on the far side of the next room.
  • Pros: Fast delivery; cheap price; rebate at time of my purchase (I even got it); removable antenna. The wired part of the router works great.
  • Cons: Wireless signal frequently cuts out requiring a reset (unplug-replug power) as often as every 5 minutes, but sometimes good for up to an hour.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money

Anonymous, Newegg
4 March 2007
  • Summary: Overall, this router is fine for people who want a cheap, basic unit for general network setup and wireless within a single room. For anyone with slightly elevated needs however, spend your money elsewhere.
  • Pros: For basic wireless and routing capability, this router seems to work just fine, and isn't difficult to configure. A lot of people also have them, so there's quite a lot of information on the web to help a new user configure their router to work with most DSL or cable modems.
  • Cons: First, the range on the unit leaves a lot to be desired. Wireless strength is weak at best from one or two rooms away. Second, the router needs a reset after nearly all minor configuration changes, disrupting network communication. And third, worst of all, the router crashes regularly when downlo...
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Overall 4
4.0

GREAT PAPERWEIGHT

Richard S., Newegg
1 March 2007
  • Summary: Just don't buy it even if it costs $xx
  • Pros: Cheap, always a rebate for D-Link Routers.
  • Cons: Drops after 2 hrs of downloading, weak signal, hard setup, poor customer service knowledge, needs to manually re-boot often
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Overall 4
4.0

Took two to get one that works

Anonymous, Newegg
28 February 2007
  • Pros: Decent web-based setup interface. Second one is working great.
  • Cons: First one died during the setup process. Had to send it back and get another one. How did it make it past D-Link's quality control process???
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 February 2007
  • Summary: I've had other D-Link products taht worked fine, this is the first time I've had one of their wireless routers. So, I'm not sure if I just got a bad one or if they're all a little flaky.
  • Pros: Relatively easy to install. Compact design that can mount on the wall.
  • Cons: This device stopped working after being installed for one week. It actually sat idle for a week and on the very day we cut the office over to the new wireless network, the box locked up and would not ever reset properly.
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Overall 4
4.0

unacceptable

Jeffrey D., Newegg
22 February 2007
  • Summary: The wireless range just defeats the purpose of being wireless.
  • Pros: Easy set up and works as a wired router.
  • Cons: I recieved one of the Rev A's and its wireless range is ridiculous. I upgraded the firmware but it had no impact on this. I'm "using" it with D-Link DWL-G122 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.4GHz Wireless Adapter and it will not stay connected one room away.
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Overall 4
4.0

do not buy

Anonymous, Newegg
9 February 2007
  • Summary: Believe what the reviewers are saying. This product is not worth the hassle. I'm sure some of them work just fine but it's not worth the risk or time.
  • Pros: When I first reived the product i was happy with how easy it was to set up.
  • Cons: After working with the device after leaving it on for a week i would freeze during a reboot which is required to change most of the settings. After working with it for a few hours like this I had enough. I returned and am buying a linksys.
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