Garett J. Doyle "Living the dream in Colorado", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Up and running in less than 10 minutes without reading any manuals. First, I am replacing my Linksys BEFSR41 in order to go wireless. I have had nothing but a great experience with my Linksys. I had a hard time deciding between the D-Link product and the Linksys product. But I choose the D-Link because of the Print Server Feature and Price.
Summary: We bought a new laptop and wanted to share our DSL, but didn't want to string wire all over the place. The DI-713p and a DW-650 PC card did the trick. The hardest part of set-up was plugging it in. (The AC converter is a little boxy and I had to move some other plugs to make room) The manual looks intimidating, but the quick-start guide is all most people will need. It failed to tell me to re-start my computer after connecting the hardware.
Summary: I spent 2 months researching my first networking purchase. I looked on Amazon, cnet.com, and epinion.com for input from others and Dlink consistantly received high marks. The only concern, and it involved all of the wireless mfgrs, was involving documentation. I read all of the enclosed material (very light reading) and spent additional time on D-link's FAQ before installation. I was able to get my hub and a wireless card installed within 1 hour without a hitch.
Summary: I suppose the technology inside is generic enough in these routers that there will be not much difference between one manufacturer and another, but having had an awful experience with an Addtron WAP product (customer support that wilfully lied to wiggle out of supporting their product), I decided to go with a company that had some customer support (as I could make out from Amazon's customer reviews).
Summary: My setup is as follows; 713P connected to a DSL Ethernet Modem (Alcatel) with two Dlink DWL-650 Wireless PCMCIA Network Adapters (one in a WinME Laptop, the other Win98). I have no "wired" PC connection to the 713P only wireless via the DWL-650's. I had the 713P and both laptops up running within an hour, the 713P pretty much worked out of the box, requiring only a couple of configuration changes which were clearly covered in the installation instructions.
Summary: I received this as a wish list gift after buying an 802.11b card and being blown away by the speed at the local Starbucks. With little to no technical expertise, I installed this in 20 minutes and have turned my ATT Broadband connection into a multi-computer wireless network. It works in all corners of my rather small two story home, and is very fast. Has printer connection for network as well.
How I got the D-Link wireless router to work on XP - Comcast
Ernest Allen "critic at large", Amazon
6 February 2002
Summary: How did I finally get it to work? I followed the setup guide carefully. I did everything the manual said to do, step by step, in the proper order. But that didn't work. I would get no Internet connection and the cable modem would reset itself every 5 minutes. I read the reviews here and followed the suggestions. I updated the firmware. I rebooted the computer. I reset the cable modem. I rebooted the router. I repeated the above a bazillion times in different orders.
Summary: I was thinking of just trying this product out, and later returning it or selling on ebay. But after about 3 days of using this, it has grown on me. I don't want to take it back now. It was so easy to set-up and administer, i want it all to myself. The Signal Strength is awesome, as it covers every inch of my home and then some. The out of the box solution is a great advantage. I didn't need to configure anything on my DWL-650 or this DI-713P.
Summary: The 713p is a lifesaver, it does all it is supposed to and I am very pleased with the range of the radio. I've managed to ping the router from over 100 meter away; through one wall!. I writing this review in my basement, that's 2 floors down from where my router is. The link quality is "Fair (33%)" and I'm happy. Works perfectly with my DSL line. (Norwegian provider over PPPoE) Using D-link 650 radio PCMCIA card for my laptop.