Summary: Similar acrhitecture errors occur in other D-Link wireless routers.
Pros: Good construction, and internal wireless chipset. Cost effective wireless router.
Cons: This is an update to my previous review. I have found that the wireless MAC address filter also filters ALL connections to the 4 port switch. Therefore, if you use a non-wireless network printer, it's MAC address must also be in the MAC address table for it to work with your computer. The MAC filter should only filter WIRELESS connections to the network, and not include everything else connected to the 4 port switch. DD-WRT firmware also fixes this. If you don't use D...
Cons: Bought it brand new with Total Defense bundle. After about 1-2 months used, I have to switch back to my old router due to disconnection happened every midnight. Tried the old one, it worked fine all the time.
Summary: Nice unit for the price, using DD-WRT. Unit needs help with D-Link firmware.
Pros: Nice package, DD-WRT support. Low price.
Cons: After putting this router in service, I notice that under moderate thru-put that it appears to reboot on its own. This should not happen. During rebooting, connection is lost for a short period of time. This indicates a firmware problem. I suspect that there is a memory leak in the firmware, even the latest firmware from D-Link. DD-WRT firmware fixes this this issue, and makes the unit very usable.
Summary: This is my first really bad review of a product. I can usually make anything work good enough. Sorry, this one has got to go.
Pros: It was inexpensive and easy to set up with DSL. It generally works if you're patient and using a devices with really good WIFI.
Cons: The most frustrating thing is the frequency of drop outs. All of the sudden, it goes deaf. It also always recovers within a minute, but that's annoying. Also, the signal strength is really quite poor, especially for phone WIFI. My neighbor's WIFI has way better signal strength in my house than this box.
Pros: As a router, using the factory firmware, they're fine.
Cons: I bought these specifically for the DD-WRT support. I was able to install DD-WRT on both, but both reboot randomly when using DD-WRT with the default settings. I've tried multiple firmware versions with the same result. The reboots are random and there's no logging information available to indicate the cause of the problem. One reboots every 15 minutes on average; the other goes a little longer, about 3 hours between reboots. I've tried other power supplies, settings,...
Summary: The DIR-655 has served faithfully for years. I should have known better than to buy the DIR-615; cheap garbage.
Pros: Only 1 month of par transmission is not exactly a positive...
Cons: Downward spiral in connection (radio) dropouts from rarely to weekly to daily to hourly to constantly in a period of 4 months total use. As I type, dropouts every 5 to 10 seconds, lasting 3-5 seconds each. Rev. E3 purchased new, flashed & discerningly setup with DD-WRT. Completely useless, unacceptable hardware.
Summary: The I1 hardware version should not be listed (by dd-wrt.com) as having DD-WRT support. That version is what Newegg has been shipping in the timeframe of this review.
Pros: Cheap, OK for simple Internet usage with undemanding applications and patient users.
Cons: With stock firmware, couldn't stream uninterrupted audio to my Wi-Fi VOIP phone. Another router does so flawlessly. With DD-WRT, reboots or locks up every couple hours no matter which revision is installed.