Summary: I tried flashing this router with replacement firmware (dd-wrt & open-wrt) but it simply refused to accept the new firmware. Others have had success with this B1 model, but I did not.
Pros: Lots of features: dual band, IPV6, gigabit wired. - Easy setup - Supposedly can be flashed with DD-WRT but I was unable to do so. - Most of the time it works pretty good.
Cons: I've had this router for several years now. It's an older revision B1 model. As the number of wireless devices that needed to use this router increased I started noticing more and more problems. I'd have devices lose connections spontaneously, my Squeezebox started buffering Pandora, I even had i...
Either I got a lemon or I configured it wrong or the gigabit switch sucks.
William T., Newegg
4 July 2012
Summary: Like I said in my title, either I got a lemon or I've configured it wrong or the gigabit switch doesn't work. I can plug multiple devices up to it no problem but the moment I try to do any LAN traffic the speeds are horrible to non-existent.
Summary: The features on the router are first rate, very tech orientated which was my reason for the purchase. I question the quality of the engineering behind the router because it gave me issues from day one, granted firmware updates did help...however there are issues that shouldn't be.
Pros: Lets just skip to the cons shall we.....
Cons: Firmware that came with it initally was pathetic, upgraded it and it got better...still dropped connection, poor signal quality at times. Push connect didn't work on a constant bases, which made using a quality encryption key non pratical. Then on the day to it being a year it just fell off a cli...
Summary: I purchased this product a few weeks ago and had it hooked up in my home. The pro's: Good range. Dual band. Lots of features and advanced settings. B/G/N compatible. Con's: SLOW 5Gig. bandwidth speeds.
Summary: I purchased the Linksys E3000 to replace DIR-825.
Pros: Works well, easy setup, good range. I have been a D-Link customer for years and have purchased over 10 D-Link routers and 20-30 D-Link hubs/switches. Happy with D-Link products.
Cons: After 4 months, I called customer service when the WAN/internet port failed. Was on the phone almost an hour to obtain RMA. Make sure you keep the CD eventhough you don't need it. D-Link charges $12 if you don't send the CD with router for the router's warranty repair??? I can understand the rout...
Summary: two big selling points for this router are not really there, at least for me.
Pros: good router, setup a breez, 2.4ghz get through loud and clear. those are any decent router would do.
Cons: 5ghz is rather weak, range is so short to have any realistic usage for a wireless. shareport needs hard reset to get back online, or you leave the drive in it. my usb printer was off everyday, needs a "reboot" to get back online. no advantage to my old print server.
Summary: The gigabit LAN ports don't seem to have any problem doing 50MB/s PC to PC and 35MB/s PC to router. Maybe OpenWrt is the problem. The factory firmware, v2.03A doesn't seem to exhibit the same bandwidth issues on the WAN to cable connection.
Pros: On paper, this thing rocks. 680MHz MIPS CPU, dual-band radios, etc, etc.
Cons: Using OpenWrt firmware (build from trunk), I can't get it to go past 4-5Mbps, thus negating my nice 30Mbps cable connection. The 5GHz range is terrible.
Pros: Supports both 2.4ghz and 5ghz 802.11n at full speed on both bands. Gigabit Ethernet ports and fairly reasonably priced.
Cons: Poor firmware support from D-Link - official release is almost a year old with two betas posted to their FTP site since then. Will not work with SIP phones at all with official release; beta that was supposed to fix only solves part of problem. Works good as a WAP, but not as a router if you have...
Summary: On the whole, I am happy with this router so far. I don't place significant demands on it, just to run a home network with up to six PCs and two printers. All network devices have wireless-g adapters, so I am only running the 2.4 GHz part of the router.
Pros: Once setup, very stable and does what I need. Guest network feature is very helpful when friends come to visit. Many other features are available through the web interface.
Cons: Installation software appears to be buggy, it crashed repeatedly on Windows Vista when trying to read settings from my old router. It took me several hours to get the router up and running.