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Pros: This router has been up and running continously for 10 months at my beach house streaming web cams 24-7. it is rock solid and the price was a steal. it also streams full 1080p netflix wirelessly to my ps3 without any hiccups.
Cons: no cons
Overall Review: i paid less than 30 bucks for this and it has exceeded my expextations!
Pros: Very inexpensive router. Picked this up on sale at the 'egg for $24 shipped. No, it doesn't have the performance of a $150 router, but it doesn't cost $150. For the money, it's an excellent value. I installed dd-WRT firmware on it immediately, and it has been solid as a rock so far, with no dropped connections or reboots, and good throughput (~28mb/s on 802.11g, haven't tested N speeds yet). Google "ddWRT DIR-601" and you'll find a page with instructions that are pretty straightforward. Can't speak to the stability/performance of the stock firmware.
Cons: A lot of people seem to be having stability issues, random reboots, and poor wireless range. This doesn't appear to be a problem with the router hardware, but rather due to poorly written firmware. Upgrading to an open-source firmware such as dd-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato has resolved ALL of these issues for people I know who were experiencing them.
Overall Review: For those who have experience with installing ddWRT open source firmware, this router is a fantastic value and should perform well.
Pros: First Dlink offers you the ability to play with an interface emulator on their website. The emulator gives you a chance to see how easy/difficult setup will be and what features the router has to offer. This ability was actually a big selling point for me. You can also download all the documents before hand to become familiar with the features or decide if it is the right router for you.
Actual setup(using all custom settings) took only a few minutes and worked right from the start and still going strong. I haven't had any drops or issues that my previous router was experiencing.
Signal strength for me is perfect, using an iBooks with airport extreme cards I have full signal throughout my single story home. No problem with walls or doors in the way the signal remains full strength. Also using mixxed signal (g and n) has caused no issues so far.
Advanced features are all there if you so need, port forwarding, advanced DNS, DMZ and etc.
Cons: A lot of the setting changes require a reboot and a 15 second wait. It is not a big deal as they have ways that allow you to make several changes then apply all at once but it is worth noting. Changing the router clock requires a reboot...
The power adapter brick is oddly shaped and doesn't fit well in my surge protector.
I really want to add more to the cos but I can't think of any from my experience yet.
Overall Review: Seems like a well built router and hopefully time will prove that right. Over all I am happy with the setup and performance compared to my previous router.
For the price you can't go wrong for a basic wireless router. It doesn't have all the features of the more expensive routers but then I don't have computers that can make use of those more expensive features.
Pros: Good router, but a great value for the money. DO NOT believe the reviews that rated a poor range, they must have some other tech problems.
This router works great through many walls, I even get strong signal to my ipod or laptop when sitting outside the house in my car!
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: EASY CONFIGURATION! SMALL UNIT, one antenna only.
Pros: This is a great wireless router. I use it for multiple applications. I stream movies from online, game using PC, and casual web browsing.
I never used the factory firmware on this device. I read many reviews that said that the factory firmware might not be as good and cause issues.
I flashed the router right away with a dd-wrt firmware. The router has very strong signal strength and goes through multiple walls without issues.
Cons: None. Solid hardware. The issue with the factory firmware might be due to this router being a green version device from dlink which lowers power on the router causing the issues. Once you flash it with the dd-wrt, you eliminate that feature and gain full capacity of the router without the "green" features.
Overall Review: Go to google and search for DIR-601 dd-wrt. They have flashing instructions for this router. You will love the firmware.
Pros: I've tried all brands many times.
D-Link is by far "Plug and Play", stick with them you'll have less headaches!
Cons: For the complaints about range. Log in to the router.
Then click "Advanced Wireless"
Then change the "Transmit Power" to "High"
Pros: Purchased this router to replace my old DLink because it can run DD-WRT. So far no issues 14 months later!
Pros: Dirt cheap, really attractive, runs fairly cool-- unlike my previous Belkin (had to add a small fan to avoid drops) -- range is excellent and no drops. Amazingly, setup was a snap. Several speedtests show zero impairment to performance vs not using the router at all.
Cons: None ATM. Maybe if someone prefers a huge piece of hardware with multiple antennas on their desk, that might be a con, but I prefer simplicity.
Overall Review: One of the few things I haven't bought at Newegg. Got it at some "slick deals" site and expected junk. Surprise, surprise; it works great with 3 PCs online at once. Range is excellent and covers 2 story house, front porch, rear deck.