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This review is from: D-Link DIR-859 AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
Pros: Blazing fast and appears stable
Cons: As an experienced user and tech geek, this gave a "no internet" error several times. It was delivered with an outdated firmware from May 2015 but was bought in Feb 2016. Tsk tsk.
It required several reboots to finally stay up and connected but once it did, it has been stable for 3 days.
It appears that there are fewer options for power users, but for the basic user it should suffice. .
Other Thoughts: Got this on a sale with a free AC wireless adapter for <$100. A great deal.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: when this worked it was fine. My daughter loved using it at college
Cons: Second time completely dead. The first time, in Feb '15 the screen went completely blank - dead. Had to ship it back for repair. That took over a month.
Now the wifi is completely dead. Even Windows notes it is a hardware issue. Acer changed the SNID sticker so that it is no longer a valid SN. I had to find the March return info and previous S/N in order to place a repair order.
I am seriously disappointed this time.
Other Thoughts: We have an old Acer laptop that is still running and works excellently. That is why I bought this. They get one more chance...I buy way too much electronics to get burned by the same company twice.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This ran excellently for a few months...
Cons: I am finally giving up. This was D-Link's top router for a while but it is too much of a headache. Besides the inability to connect to Apple products, now the 2.4 Ghz band is becoming erratic with laptops as well as the phones and iPads. I must constantly (every two days or so) disconnect and reconnect adapters, reset them, etc.
As I look back on my ownership of this, I had problems with the 5GHz band, then constant problems with Apple products, now it is starting to give me connection issues on a laptop 8 feet away from it.
Other Thoughts: This is an update to my August review.
This situation is irritating because I still have a D-Link AP and a pair of switches in my configuration. I tried to stick with this since I am an OCD techie and a cheap skate but I can't spend 30 minutes every two days resetting a router, fiddling with configuration, especially when I experience none of these problems on the devices with a Linksys configured as an AP located downstream of the D-Link (via a switch).
FYI - we have a floor plan with lots of walls, windows, and mirrors obstructing my wi-fi signals but our neighbors are all pretty far away, so I have isolated the issues to the DIR-857. As the primary router - with everything else configured as an AP on variable channels I should not be experiencing these issues.