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Pros: Form factor
Cons: SLOW to boot
Overall Review: Be prepared to wait for this router to boot; it's the longest I've encountered. At first I thought it was dead. (From power to wireless reconnect is up to 3 minutes.) Just watch the lights to see what it's doing. This slows configuration down too. But DLink provides a pretty easy and flexible interface.
Unusual cylinder form factor makes it easier to place or stack in some installs than the book router form.
The SmartBeam works well and increases signal strength.
Pros: I have a D-Link DGL-4300 router. It was the top of the line when I bought it. I built a computer for my wife and set up a wireless network. The DGL-4300 couldn't keep a connection. I thought we might give this reasonably priced model a chance. It is fantastic. The range is really really good. We have a 3 level townhouse and the router is in the basement. My wife's computer is on the 1st floor and it works great. I can even get a signal in the backyard and on the 3rd floor. If you have dead spots, give this a try.
Cons: The printed material is lacking in clear content. However, if you are like me you just wire it up and it works.
Overall Review: Enjoy!
Pros: Very customizable, has options to customize almost anything. I love the guest network option.
Cons: The VPN connections are blocked by default. Took me a while to figure out that I needed to enable the PPTP option to be able to connect to my work VPN server. It can be a little confusing to understand all the settings.
Pros: Good wireless range while it worked
Cons: After 1 month, wireless disconnects sometimes multiple times per day. Had this problem with initial purchase. Replaced via RMA and replacement had exhibited exactly same problem (fine for 1 month, then continuous disconnects).
Overall Review: Bought this primarily for extended wireless range for which this Dir-645 has been highly touted. Had been using $20 Rosewill RNX-N150RT which works very reliably, but need some additional range. Dir-645 did have somewhat improved range (definitely better, but not dramatic). So I was satisfied. After about 1 month. router began dropping wireless connection sometimes multiple times per day. Replaced it via RMA. Now replacement product is experiencing exactly same problem after 1 month. Apparently terrible quality control with this D-Link product. Going to try one more RMA. Unfortunately, each RMA return shipment costs $14.71, so I've already spent more than $29 just in return fees. Only positive here is that I have my reliable little Rosewilll for temporary backup.
Pros: Excellent router. I bought this router back in March of 2012 and it has performed flawlessly, no resets. I got 2 laptops and 2 PC's on the wireless and I get great signal and good range. Nice design, too.
Cons: Has dropped in price since I purchased it.
Overall Review: I could never understand why people judge a product or manufacturer harshly calling it "junk" or telling people not to buy it based on their one bad experience with the product. There is no such thing as a perfect brand, just some better than others.
Pros: Set up was easy, even with 2 lap tops and 2 desk tops in the house everything went great.
Speed is great, even when all 4 computers are being actively used.
Pros: I bought this to replace a D-Link DIR-655, which worked great but I had 2 really bad dead spots in my home. After researching this router and it's advanced signalling technology, I thought I'd give it a shot. Well it works as advertised. The dead spots are gone, and all my other devices are connected with a greater signal strength than before. I love it!
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: If it lasts as long as the DIR-655 it replaced, then it will be a very worthwhile investment.
Pros: Setup is a breeze, Whole house coverage was achieved, enough advance settings to keep most techies happy.
Cons: Bad power supply capacitor(s)- On the second day the unit turned off mid day, so using a multimeter determined the power supply was dead. Deterred from spending anymore money on this upgrade and being familiar with electronics I cracked open the power supply and changed the faulty 10μf 50v capacitor for a fresh one. Multimeter showed it was working at a steady 5V. Re-plug in the unit and sure enough it worked, once I pressed the power button though the capacitor blew again. I replaced it with a 22μf 50v capacitor and haven't had a problem since.
Overall Review: Purchased this to replace a WRT54G, quite impressed with it's performance so far. Hopefully it will last as long as my last router.