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D-Link DSL-520B Router Appliance - 2 Port - 24 Mbps ADSL2+ 24Mbps Downstream, 2Mbps Upstream RJ-11 ADSL port RJ-45 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet port with auto MDI//MDIX ITU-T G.992.5 Annex A/M

  • 24Mbps Downstream, 2Mbps Upstream
  • RJ-11 ADSL port
  • RJ-45 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet port with auto MDI//MDIX
  • ITU-T G.992.5 Annex A/M
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This modem supports high download speeds, Quality of Service (QoS), and extensive firewall protection, providing all the essentials that a home or small office would need to establish a secure and high speed remote link to the internet.

  • newegg ULTIMATE INTERNET CONNECTION FOR YOUR HOMES The ADSL2+ Modem (DSL-520B) is an affordable high-performance modem ideal for your home or small office. This modem supports high download speeds, Quality of Service (QoS), and extensive firewall protection, providing all the essentials that a home or small office would need to establish a secure and high speed remote link to the outside world.
  • newegg EXTENSIVE FIREWALL FEATURES FOR ADDED INTERNET DEFENSE Security features prevent unauthorized access of Internet intruders from entering your home network. This modem provides firewall security using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection. SPI inspects the contents of all incoming packet headers before deciding what packets are allowed to pass through.
  • newegg QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR SMOOTH TRAFFIC Quality of Service (QoS) supports multiple priority queues to enable a group of home users to experience the benefits of smooth network connection of inbound and outbound data without concern for traffic congestion. This modem’s QoS support allows users to enjoy high ADSL transmission for applications such as VoIP, streaming multimedia and online games.
  • newegg WHAT THIS PRODUCT DOES This ADSL2+ modem connects to the Internet using an integrated high-speed ADSL2+ interface, and allows multiple computers to share a high-speed Internet connection. It also functions as a router that provides firewall protection and QoS for secure and smooth online gaming, voice communications and downloading of photos, files, music and video over the Internet.
  • newegg HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS Always on high-speed internet connection, this modem allows you to do all of your favorite things on the Internet. Watch TV, listen to live music, play games, and experience clear Internet phone calls. Now, smooth streaming multimedia and VoIP voice are possible at home and in the office through a simple connection with this modem.


Learn more about the D-Link DSL-520B

Model

Brand
D-Link
Model
DSL-520B

Spec

Type
DSL Modem
Interface
RJ-11 ADSL port

RJ-45 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet port with auto MDI//MDIX
Standards
ITU-T G.992.5 Annex A/M
Max Transmission Rate
24Mbps Downstream, 2Mbps Upstream

Features

Features
Surf the Internet, check e-mail, and chat online

Easy setup – no technical experience required

Connect your computer with Ethernet

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Chris B.
  • 12/30/2013 8:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, fairly easy to set up

Pros: This was the most recommended ADSL+ modem on forums... well, without going into the $65+ price range. It is simple and no frills.

We used it from November 2012 until summer 2013, when we upgraded to VDSL2 (which uses a new special modem)

It worked fine that entire time. No issues. No drops. No unusual situations. It doesn't get that hot, and it's compact so it's fairly easy to tuck away.

Cons: We put this thing into bridge mode, so we could let our DD-WRT router handle the PPPoE connection. Getting this thing into bridge mode was a bit confusing, as it was asking for "Encapsulation Mode" and other settings I had no idea about. I've used other modems where it was as simple as switching it from router mode to bridge mode and voila.

Not the biggest gripe, but also not the simplest interface I've seen.

Other Thoughts: While we're not using it anymore, it still works fine. I tested it not long ago at a friend's place, and it still works. I'd recommend it, especially when it goes on sale.

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  • Walter W.
  • 12/16/2013 9:33:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCustomer Support

Pros: Excellent support setting up the modem and making it work with our existing router when our local ISP was ineffectual.

Cons: None at this time.

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  • James R.
  • 8/22/2013 7:01:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGrrrrrrrreat

Pros: I have had no problems with this device (see Other thoughts) it has not had any problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I thought I was having problems, I thought it was modem, thought it was DSL, then I thought phone lines. So I replaced the wire from Bell's connection to modem. Still problems, replaced wire again, this time with CAT5, still problems. Come to find out I had a lot of OLD twisted pairs all through this 70 year old house, I mean the old black cloth/rubber 2 wire twisted pair. Scraped everything, cut out all existing wiring and replaced it all. WOW fasted speeds I've ever had.

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  • Chad K.
  • 6/13/2013 9:55:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Modem/Router Combo

Pros: Excellent connection speed vs ISP provided modem. Lots of features. Qos, uPnP, Autodetect DSL configuration, Port forwarding, DMZ, SPI firewall. Decent routing capabilities for a home user. Web GUI is very responsive.

Cons: Configuration of this modem can become complex for a novice user if this is your first time using DSL.

Other Thoughts: Can use this modem as your primary router but you will need a switch to connect more than one computer. If you are having issue with getting this modem to work the most likely cause is either Improper Username/Password or Incorrect VPI / VCI settings

If you are using this modem with AT&T you need to follow the AT&T directions on registering your service which can be found in your self installation kit. The PPPoE username and passwords are different when you first install your service.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/9/2013 1:01:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest you are going to get

Pros: Will perform better than almost any carrier provided junk. I have used three of these over the past two years and they are all still working perfectly today. They sync up very nicely and provide much improved connection speed over the carrier junk.

Cons: The GUI is the standard d-link clunky mess. It looks like it is not receiving any updates anymore which isn't too big of a deal. DSL is sort of a dying standard anyway.

Other Thoughts: If you need a good modem that supports passthrough (bridge mode) without being a constant source of frustration then look no further. This will do the job for homes and businesses alike. I can not comment on its ability to be a DHCP server or a router in general but I would think that it would be rather lackluster in that regard. Save yourself the headaches and use this to bridge into a real router. For the DIY crowd look into PFSense. Turn that old pc into something useful again.

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  • ROBERT B.
  • 5/6/2013 8:58:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo Filters Included

Pros: Works fine, "pride of ownership" VS renting from ISP. This modem also does routing, NAT, has full web interface, but only has one ethernet jack.

Cons: Does not come with telephone filters, hopefully you already have some. My ISP insists that DSL and ADSL2+ filters are not the same but who knows. It would have been nice if they'd included at least one in the package.

Other Thoughts: Newegg was not the cheapest, but I bought it here because I knew it would be delivered quickly, and it was! Hopefully this modem will keep working a long time.

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  • Dennis M.
  • 3/26/2013 8:50:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks OK, unless you need bridging mode

Pros: This DSL modem got high ratings for throughput, and it worked fine for me as a normal router.

Cons: I needed this modem to run in bridging mode because I have an advanced Zyxel router to handle my routing/security needs. I could not get bridging mode to work no matter what I did. I read several online articles describing the procedure, and I confirmed that I had the latest firmware, but it still would not pass traffic in bridging mode. Many others have had trouble running this particular modem in bridging mode, so I suspect there is some sort of firmware bug that wasn't addressed by the manufacturer's QA process.

Other Thoughts: I just need a basic DSL bridge to connect my DSL line to my router, but all the manufacturers insist on including router functions as well. I don't think they worry too much about bridging mode because its not very common for most users. Fortunately, I was able to return this modem thanks to Newegg's awesome return policy!

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  • Oscar J.
  • 11/10/2012 4:29:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMUUUCH BETTER than the provided DSL modem from my ISP

Pros: uses broadcom chipset, syncronizes DSL link better, gave me a max bandwidth of 19XXX Mbits and before it had 15XXXMbits,

im a little far from the ISP DSLAM, thats why i got this beauty, also tested from the DSLAM side(i work in that ISP too :P) and it did match the max copper speed that the Modem said.

Cons: you need to know which VPI/VCI you need to have in the modem settings, you can read it off the old dsl modem your ISP installed.

if youre not intermediate to high level computer tech, youre going to have a hard time

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  • Matthew P.
  • 9/12/2012 11:15:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Replaced stock CenturyLink rental modem, which used to drop signal every 15-60 minutes, messing up video streaming. This modem is stable as can be. Also, I'll save $4.49 per month on modem rental now.

Cons: none yet

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  • JOSE P.
  • 4/17/2012 12:46:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsINSTALLATION TIP

Pros: Very simple user interface; logs in easily; faily small unit, can be placed anywhere; black box is discrete

Cons: If you're using Mac or Linux this will mean you cannot use the installation CD. For those with service provider that has no PPoE and simply connects, the install method is simple but YOU MUST run in manual set up mode (un-tick Quick Set up). When you get to the point in the set where it ask the type of connection such as PPoE PPPA and such select MAC and set all the options to obtain automatically. then select next to all other prompts and reboot the modem. I have verizon dsl and this worked for me. I got home @ 5pm and didn't figure this out until 9:30pm after a call to verizon who was great at helping me. Super frustrating to figure out

Other Thoughts: I definately get better performance and things have speeded up.

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