A lot more misses than hits
Pros: Has lots of settings in the GUI that some home use routers don't include.
Cons: I work for a point of sale company and we have been using this router on all our installs for the past 9 months. When the router works, it seems to be a perfectly fine router. The problems I have come across with the router are the reason I needed to review this product. I have seen these as complete out of box failures, I have seen these lockup "brick" by upgrading the firmware (not using 3rd party, dlink's actual firmware update), Frequent and unexpected reboots, and the most common issue is the power light blinking (initializing) in excess of 5 minutes. When the router is "initializing" you can't use the internet, the systems that we install rely on an active internet connection so the random reboots coupled with long initialization times really puts a damper on business operations. We have since switched to a better more business class line of routers but I wanted to share the problems we have seen and warn others of possible issues before they purchase this router.
Other Thoughts: I don't typically give a negative review of a product but this one has been so flaky, I can only advise to stay away.
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Locks-up or drops connection
Pros: Works fine, when working.
Cons: Getting past the cheesy plastic construction for a router that costs over a hundred bucks, the router locks-up or drops the connection intermittently. All indicator lights (idiot lights) indicate everything is fine - but it isn't. You have to reset the router to get your connection back. My ISP on-site service checked signal and monitored for signal drops: no signal drops from the ISP. So, we bypassed the router, and the problem disappeared. Reinstall the router, the problem reappears.
Other Thoughts: Good luck trying to submit a ticket on the D-Link website. First, you get to a non-scrollable page (use TAB key or mouse wheel, depending on which field is active to get past this awful programming), then when you finally enter in all of the data (serial, firmware, hardware, contact info, etc.) and hit "submit", you'll get a screen that says the URL cannot be found. Their web genius that created those pages needs to be beaten with dead fish and then fired. Very hard to believe that D-Link did not do this on purpose. Way beyond irritating. They owe me a working router and a neck massage - because they are a pain in the neck. If this is not resolved in a phone call on Monday morning, this is the last D-Link product I will ever waste my money on. Cheesy construction, product failures, then fetid customer service? Yikes!
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