Summary: Hopefully this review will help you get the DWL-G810 working on your wireless network. It took me 5 hours of pulling my hair out and searching the Internet before eventually understanding what is necessary to get this unit to work! Once I got it working it does perform very well. I have tested it on a desktop PC and xBox360 and get full download speed on both. So, how do you set it up? First forget about any encryption or authentication.
Summary: I've tried a few other competing product from both D-link and Linksys and this is the only model that hasn't given me a single problem. I have 3 in my house connected to DVR's and game systems...and they have never once needed to be rebooted or reconfigured since. If all you need is "wireless B" access speeds, this is the unit to get. Too bad the same can't be said for D-link's "G" bridge or their "gaming" adapter.
Summary: I recently gave our old i-mac 350 desktop using OS X Jaguar to our 8 year old daughter. It had been hardwired to a D-Link wireless router but now was going to have to go wireless itself. The computer has no slot for a wireless pci card and the OS won't recognize the USB port as a source for a network device so we needed a wireless-to-ethernet bridge.
D-Link DWL-810+ Ethernet to Wireless Bridge, 802.11b, 22Mbps
Leon Deathbringer "Your Worst Nightmare", Amazon
5 July 2005
Summary: I admit that this isn't an Xbox exclusive, but it's too cool to leave out of any console story. D-Link saw the potential for networking devices aimed at consoles and got to work with the quickness. The DWL-810 is a very small, very clever device that allows you to network your Xbox (or other console) with ease. However, it doesn't do all the work by itself. Basically, you need to have a wireless network in place already.
Summary: I dont know why so many people are having problems with this adapter. It worked like a charm on the first try. I am currently using my playstatin online and it works like a charm. i also have a wirelss network with all D-Link components installed in my house so this could have possibly facilitated my installation. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to connect their ps2 online wirelessly.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS! I am a proud owner of several good products from dlink. I am a not so proud owner of 3 bad 810+'s. The first one configured fine. I decided to upgrade the firmware on it, and it crahed, not taking any firmware. OK every once in a while you get a bad one, so I returned it for a second one. That one crashed when trying to apply my wep key. It wouldn't take any firmware after a reset. Begrudgingly I recieved a third one.
Summary: Despite what the box and description say this is not an easy to setup product that isn't at all easy even with sufficient networking experience. Just the simple task of allowing your computer to communicate with the darn thing, which involves an annoying change to tcp/ip settings because it does not support Dynamic Host configuration.
Summary: After hours on the phone with "level 1" and "level 2" support (none of which spoke English as their first language), upgrading and downgrading firmware, going over and over the setup with every new person I talked to, I was told that I could either just use the 810+ without WEP or return it to get my money back.
Summary: This bridge worked great right out of the box and synched with the D-link AirPlus Router immediately. And contrary to one review, you can use this bridge with a hub to connect an established wired network, just make sure that if you have mac filtering on that you include the mac addresses of all the computers on the hub. I use this in a home network and haven't had any problems so far.