Summary: Saw decent reviews on Amazon and the price seemed reasonable. Need a new router to go with my new laptop - so was looking forward to setting up my router getting going. It arrived as Amazon things usually do... ahead of schedule. Alas, that was the end of my positive experience with this router. Setup disk didn't work AT ALL. Kept telling me to default the router, which I did four times before deciding that a fifth was equally futile. Tried it the manual way...
Summary: I was very disappointed with this router. It constantly disconnected my wireless clients and required a reboot to get things going again. The connection would appear to be still connected with high signal quality, but no actual connectivity. I upgraded all firmware releases and these never corrected the issues.
Too Many Documented Issues on the Internet with the DIR-615
John Gore, Amazon
5 January 2011
Summary: Don't waste your time with this router. There are numberous documented installation issues on the Internet and the Customer Support was a total waste of time.... Attempting to upgrade from LinkSys to D-Link, after nearly 20 hours attempting to install the router I've decided to return the merchandise.
Summary: Since setting up this router several months ago, I've had nothing but trouble. The router requires a re-boot at least twice each day. The router cuts off for no apparent reason. The router cuts off when the Internet is not being used; when it's being used minimally; and when it's being used to download. It doesn't matter. It will cut off. The router is properly set up, and I know how to set up a wireless network. Thus, user error cannot be blamed.
Summary: I bought this router and upgraded to latest firmware. It worked like a charm for 3 days. After that connection keeps droping for both wired and wireless every 2-3 hours. The logs are not helpful, samething about dlink customer support. I am only using Dlink router and Dlink Network card. I have FIOS as soon as switch to another router everything is fine. The configurations are also anoying if you have to change you have to wait 20 secs.
Summary: I had one of these for six months. I had to update the firmware to get the thing to work. After six months, it completely died. No lights, no nothing. It was covered under warranty, but I didn't save my receipt (I only file my receipts for major purchases), and I would have had to pay shipping costs and suffer the downtime anyway. The moral: You get what you pay for. Buy a good router and you'll be rewarded. Buy this at your own risk.
Summary: I've worked with this for days and I and the rest of the house are SICK of it. I get it to work, then someone else comes along and it isn't working again. I have to reboot it, and re-reboot it, and re-re-reconfigure it and it is time to REFUND it. Don't know if it's just the wrong revision of firmware or not. I've had wireless routers that worked before (built in DSL modem, but now I'm on cable) and this is NOT how the product is supposed to work.
Summary: I guess you do get what you pay for. A wireless N router for $49.99, great deal, right? WRONG. This thing is garbage. After calls to support and reading up on it I have Rev A of this router and I cannot speak for Rev B. I lose connectivity, sometimes in the middle of long downloads on the wireless G and also lose connectivity on the wired port.
Summary: After trying unsuccessfully to use a Lynksis router with Vista, I bought this product without doing any research 5 days ago. What a mistake! After 4 straight days calling customer service (both D-Link and my DSL provider who kept blaming each other) with people who you can not understand, they finally figured out I needed a firmware upgrade. After upgrading, it worked- for about 2 hours before it dropped the connection.
Summary: We got it up and running with some hassles (we were forewarned by the reviews) but have been surprised at how often it drops the connection and we have to reboot it. If this keeps up, we'll have to get rid of it. Would not buy this product, we should have paid the $25 more to get another brand.