Pros: I’m very computer literate and such. Not an it specialist but decent. Anyhow upgrading firmware was a bit tricky. Had to do several to get to latest version (2018) but once there is decent firmware! Lots of options and monitoring. Stuff . Works well and fast!
Cons: Connectors are in the front. It’s ok but would prefer them in back. Power switch is very close to plug for power and often in the way.
Overall Review: Very good overall router. I didn’t need wireless. As I have AP. Setup already. Thanks D-Link!
Pros: 960 Mbps WAN throughput
True VPN Router that works well with Win 7 IKE v2 VPN Client
Can handle many users at once
Good price for "commercial" router - Luxul XBR-2300 is $270 online and isn't anywhere close to this one.
Cons: Except for basic set up, it requires knowledge to set it up. Not sure this is a con since it is commercial and not consumer.
SSL VPN not so good. D-Link is working on it. PPTP and L2TP work very well if you set them up right.
Overall Review: With any router the absolutely first thing to do is update the firmware. The latest for this router has a nice GUI but is way different from normal D-Link GUIs.
If you know what you are doing this router rocks. If you think you know what you are doing, bang your head against that brick wall for a while and then call tech support, which is not the consumer support. This is a business commercial router and the business support number is 877-354-6555. One thing that got me was it took me forever to see that the VPN Client in Win 7 is IKE v2. When setting up IPSEC policies that is important. The specs are wonderful and the WAN throughput is 960 Mbps and it has dual WAN ports. I could have settled for the DSR-150, which is basically the same with fewer VPN tunnels and a WAN throughput of only 95 Mbps, but our Time Warner connection is just over 100 Mbps, and I wanted headroom. So I paid the extra 50-60 bucks for the 250.
Now as far as the wireless part, I wanted a wired only and use an older router like a DIR-655 set up as a wireless access point, so I can place it high in a good location for coverage, besides getting the EMF away from you is best. the wireless version, DSR-250N, is considerably more and there are lots of wireless N routers that will work just fine set up as WAPs, or you can get a separate wireless access point if you have devices with the new AC protocols built in.
Summary - this router is a beast, but it is way smarter than you are. Don't blame it, learn it, or get something else.
Pros: very dependable 2.5G input and output
Cons: newest BIOS does not cover recent insecurities.
Overall Review: Product was running great until I upgraded the software. Product should be best suited for a business in=stead of a home network.
Pros: 8 gbe ports.
Cons: bought for use as a home router to handle multiple kids doing hw at once. Upgraded the comcast plan for covid19 and tried to get dl speeds to match that plan rate. No dice. Would not go above 15mbs and I couldn't find any reason why...made sure to turn off all settings/monitoring/diagnostics/etc that could affect rates and still no joy. Gbe inside the house, but not to the world. Ended up getting more and more finicky during the last couple of months with heavy covid19 use, and finally yesterday I can't even connect to the router admin page any more.
Overall Review: Claims to have a 2 yr warranty, and an ambigous (what does it cover?) "limited lifetime warranty" but the fact is I'm not going to bother. I got about 20months out of it and will chalk it up to experience...won't go with dlink again.
Pros: worked fine for awhile
Cons: stopped working after 6-7 months - won't assign dhcp address to any connected device. reset don't work. factory default don't work. why do I need this after only 7 months?
Overall Review: I'll buy another brand. I had good luck with netgear but decided cheap this time. not again.
Pros: Good throughput once firmware is updated.
Owned since 2015. seems to work fine.
Cons: GUI sucks. Customer support is iffy at best.
Overall Review: Had a fire in my house in 2006. Bought this to replace the router I used back then. Wired the whole house during the rebuild. Using CAT 5e. I am feeding in five rooms in my house. Was having problems with my connection cutting and out. Upload speed was 10-25 mbs an dI thought it was my Modem. After upgrading to Motorola 8600 problem was still there. After calls to ISP (cox) and lots o' frustration, I research a firmware update. Once I finally got the file from their site (a tech sent me a email that stated he attached the zip of the firmware but did not) I am getting 300 plus mbs at every ethernet spot in the house. Have not lost connection since.
Pros: Used to work for SSL.
Works perfectly as a router.
Cons: The SSL Portal does not work with IE11 and Win 7. Does not work with the most up to date Firefox either. Says so in the most up to date Release Notes (1.09B32). Just chatted with tech support - there are no plans to update it, so it is now useless.
Pros: - Fast
- Feature rich
- Still updated to this day
Cons: - In my opinion, not for household use.
- TLS 1.2 not supported on Web Gui. Thus, it will not be accessible in the near future (connection will be refused by your browser). This is a big problem.
- Self signed certificated for Web Gui. Might confuse less tech-savvy users.
Overall Review: Good hardware, bad software. Would not recommend to the faint of heart : if you buy this, make sure you know what you'll be dealing with.
No TLS 1.2 for the Web Gui is a deal breaker for me. Let's hope this will be updated in the future.