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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 6
6.0

worked then not

Myung C., Newegg
14 February 2011
  • Summary: its meh
  • Pros: i bought this with my friends help years ago when i had no computer knowledge.
  • Cons: worked well for a year or so then started dropping connection. you can restart your comp/router then it may start working again but why should i have to do this? makes no sense. def not a long term item.
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Overall 6
6.0

You get what you pay for...

Essie H., Newegg
16 September 2008
  • Summary: I had this router for a year and a half. It will work fine when you first get it. But it will get problems like disconnects and reboots. Then you have to either reset or reinstall the firmware. It can work fine for a year or a few days and it will start disconnecting. It's really unreliable.
  • Pros: I got the router without the card for under $30. It's good when it works.
  • Cons: This router is now bundled with an adapter I see. The router is cheaply made. It will work for a while then it will start disconnecting and/or rebooting. You have to work to get it to work right again. Thing is you never know when it's gonna go out.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap, With a Short Life

Brandon R., Newegg
4 June 2007
  • Pros: Very good price for this router. Worked great out of the box, no issue, until I had owned it for a year (see cons).
  • Cons: After about a year, I noticed it was dropping the PPoE connection ever 5-10 minutes. I had already done all the firmware upgrades, and a few hard-resets. After trying another router, I confirmed that it was indeed the router that was causing the problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good at the Beginning

Carlos O., Newegg
20 May 2007
  • Summary: Buy a better quality router if you are not technically inclined
  • Pros: Easy to set up. Small, does the job well.
  • Cons: Stopped working about 3 months into it and I can't get it to work for 2 weeks now!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Dennis M., Newegg
19 May 2007
  • Summary: at first it would lose int. connection constantly even on my hardwired PC, then I updated the firmware and (so far) all is well
  • Pros: easy set-up, especially 'cause i has a wired d-link router previously
  • Cons: see below
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Overall 6
6.0

OK (but dont count on the warranty)

Anonymous, Newegg
11 May 2007
  • Summary: Bought because it was cheap 2 years ago after rebate. Mine was hardware revC1, firmware updated to v3.23. Newer versions out there which may fix the reliability but you will still get the same Dlink Tech service which from my experience makes your warranty worthless.
  • Pros: Worked great for a year until it started dying. Used as wireless (w/wpa-psk) and hardwired router. Straightforward setup, got along well with my cable modem,good filtering (IP, MAC), no problems with intermixing b & g modes for wireless.
  • Cons: Started to die a couple months ago. Would randomly drop the connections and reset. Every few minutes recently. Called Dlink tech to RMA under the 3-year warranty ... they had me on the phone for an hour during which several times it would drop the PC. I gave up, hung up, and ordered another from ...
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Overall 6
6.0

hit or miss

Mr. B., Newegg
29 April 2007
  • Summary: had one router that had poor signal all the time even when the computer was a foot away.ive updated the firmware and still poor signal. then moved in with someone with same router and theirs got an excellent signal.
  • Pros: router works great when you get a good one. easy to set up
  • Cons: wireless home telephones constantly drops the signal when the telephone is being used by the router.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok product

Amit P., Newegg
20 March 2007
  • Pros: Does its job
  • Cons: Setup not as straight forward as some other routers I have dealth with. I had trouble using WPA security. Didn't have time to try more so ended up using 128-bit WEP which is inferior.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre router

Allen Y., Newegg
5 March 2007
  • Summary: It works 99% of time but sometimes wireless doesn't work, and restarting router takes a couple of minutes, slower than a computer restart The interface also looks like its from 1999
  • Pros: it works most of the time
  • Cons: bad interface wireless sometimes bugs
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Overall 6
6.0

Working fine until suddenly...

Joe S., Newegg
26 February 2007
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Customer support outsourced to foreign country. Needs firmware upgrade to operate correctly.
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