Summary: I picked one of these up on sale for my mother in law. I skipped the wizard and just set it up manually, since I'm an IT security professional and wanted to ensure I was setting it up with WPA2, disabling WPS, disabling WPA and WEP, and not otherwise exposing my mother in law to vulnerabilities. It took me longer to figure out how to reset the admin password than it did to set up the wireless network, so I'm not complaining.
Summary: This is a good Router.Very aceptable prize. A litle bit dificult to install with security code. May reevaluate instructions for installing.I cant guive impression about durability, but if I get at least one year of service I will consider it exelent. Untill now for the expirience I will recomend it to friends but telling about the difucult for installing with security code, that is very important.
Summary: This is the 4th wireless router I've owned out of 5. First was a cheap airlink 802.11b pos. Second was a netgear 802.11b Third was the legendary linksys WRT54G 802.11g Fourth was the $35 DIR615 802.11n Fifth was a $150 WNDR37AV 802.11n beast. The DIR615 worked okay for a few months until one day I had to reboot it. Then a week later, the same. Then it became a daily occurrence, and to me was totally unreliable. So I got tired of buying routers.
Summary: An excellent affordable router, especially when paired with improved antennae. Note that build C and higher have fixed antennae!
Pros: When it is working well, the speed is excellent...especilly when compared against b/g routers.
Cons: Range with OEM antennae can be limited and inhibited easily by walls. The good news for earlier builds the OEM antennae are removeable and replaceable take a look at mwaves Premiertek -9dBi replacement antennae for an affordable way to boost the strength and range of the signal.
Summary: I finally upgraded my laptop to a MacBook with 802.11n built-in. Thus I eventually wanted to get a good N router at a decent price. I think $100+ for a router is simply ridiculous. Well, when Apple upgraded the 802.11x drivers for Airport in the 10.5.2 update, my Linksys 802.11g router with the latest firmware was no longer functional, as it would not connect at all.
Summary: This is a very good router, but I had issues during setup. I have Qwest DSL and the DIR-615 wizard setup couldn't auto-configure the router to provide internet service. Most routers use an intranet address in the range of 192.168.x.x and then devices connected to the router are assigned within that ip range. I finally manually played with the settings and still couldn't get it to work. Frustrated, I called Qwest thinking the problem was with the DNS values.
Summary: Comments in addition to all other reviews listed: There are two versions (A1 and B2) of the DIR-615. On the B2 model (I have not tested the A1) - you have the option of making all the changes on the router, saving them, and then rebooting later - instead of after each change. With WPA2 TKIP+AES encryption I am able to connect at 65Mbps to the Dell 1505 (DraftN) card in both N only and NG Mixed mode.