Subseqent Review After a Few Years with Special Setup Information
Hasan al-Basri "hasan", Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I ordered this router from Amazon because two WRT160N's from Linksys both locked up within 10-12 hours of use, in spite of directed cooling fans. This is a very preliminary review that attempts to help solve some problems that might face anyone converting from the popular Linksys routers to this...
Summary: If you are using even the latest d-link firmware forget it - go with the latest DDWRT one - mine has been rock solid since then. 5ghz has been a little ify and I haven't had much success with that so far - but that could ne my wireless nic or just general home environment issues.
Pros: Fast and solid if the right firmware is on it - don't go with the stock firmware get the DDWRT latest version and you can't go wrong.
Cons: Dual band 5 gb seems to have issues broadcasting the signal over distances.
Summary: If you're hesitant to buy this router because of the cons listed above. I would get a friend to help you set it up. Because it really is a good router, hence the 4/5 eggs.
Pros: I've found that this router works really well in a home environment. It has a really good broadcast range. I upgraded from a linksys WRT54GL and the difference in the range is what I love about this router. The router is upstairs and I get great signal downstairs whereas before I couldn't use any...
Cons: I have a hard time saying anything bad about this router. The only con I can think of would be the difficulty setting up the router at first. The interface wasn't really friendly. But once I got it up and running, there are no complaints.
Summary: I needed a good router to provide static DHCP assignments to some network hardware, and provide a good guest internet access point. This router did both of these perfectly and correctly the first time.
Pros: Does what the product advertises, has a lot of nice small features for the price, signal is awesome through a 3 story house.
Cons: I had some trouble setting the router up on first install. When I swapped the internal IP of the router, it's DHCP died for about 10 minutes. It also stopped responding to any input from a static IP on the network despite resets. After I let it sit long enough, it decided to come back alive and e...
Summary: I was looking for something a little more powerful than the Linksys WRT-54GL I was using to run DD-WRT (w/VPN). A coworker recommended the DIR-825. It took a few attempts at flashing the stock firmware (using the instructions on the DD-WRT wiki), but nothing too troublesome & otherwise, painless.
Summary: I bought this router with the intention of putting DD-WRT on it, but that hasn't been succesful thus far as Wi-Fi won't work for some reason, so I'm using it with factory firmware for now and have been satisfied.
Pros: I'm a big fan of D-link, I'm comfortable with their interface and have always had reliability and good service with them. This router works great as a dual-band router and has gigabit ethernet ports. Currenly using as a gigabit switch/WAP so I can't comment on the actual routing capability.
Cons: Not really much, although I haven't had any success with guest networks, I feel like D-link needs to work on that more.