Flaky at times - but still better than a Linksys
I have owned D-Link routers for the last 8 years, and I am a huge fan of their products. I have tried Netgear, Linksys, Belkin, and a few others, and D-Link has always been the best in my experience. That said, I thought this particular model would be superb, based on my previous experience with their products. After a couple months it started locking up - all lights frozen, requiring a power cycle of the router to fix it. This became worse and worse until after about 6 months it was a paperweight. After really fighting it out with their technical support (which you HAVE to do to get a warranty replacement) and struggling to make a non-english speaking person understand the problem (one even hung up on me - twice) I finally argued enough with their supervisor's supervisor to get a replacement sent out. It takes so long to get a replacement I went ahead and purchased another new one as I needed access for work. After several months now the new one, too, has started to lock up on occassion requiring a power cycle. I haven't even plugged the replacement up, preferring to keep it as a backup. While it does this much less frequently than the 1st one (once every week or two at most) it DOES still occur. After saying all of that, I will say that it is still probably one of the best routers out there in terms of functionality, ease of setup, maintenance, features, etc. I run a lot of devices off of my network, and could be just too much for my router. For your average home network I don't think you could go wrong here. Just pray that you never need to contact their technical support.
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