- Brand Name: D-Link
- Model Number: DCM-202
- Hardware Platform: CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
- Connectivity Technology: ethernet, usb
- Network Switching Protocol: Ethernet
D-Link DCM-202 DOCSIS 2.0 USB/Ethernet Cable Modem
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- Front panel LED indicator lights
- Ethernet or USB Connectivity
- Always On, Always Connected
- High-Speed Internet Connectivity
- DOCSIS 2.0 CableLabs Certified
- DOCSIS® 2.0 CableLabs® CertifiedTM
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From the Manufacturer
The DCM-202 Cable Modem makes your broadband connection more efficient and effective by clearing network congestion, resulting in a boost in download speeds. With the DCM-202, you will get more out of your broadband connection with increased bandwidth and enhanced performance.
The DCM-202 Cable Modem is DOCSIS 2.0 CableLabs Certified, which ensures compatibility with all DOCSIS compatible cable providers. The DCM-202 is also backwards compatible with DOCSIS 1.1/1.0 standards.
The DCM-202 Cable Modem offers you the choice of Ethernet or USB connectivity. It is easy to install and is compatible with Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS, Unix and other popular operating systems (USB connectivity is limited to Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP).
Connect with confidence to a certified cable Internet provider with the DCM-202 Cable Modem and enjoy a new and enhanced broadband experience.
Top Customer Reviews
I downloaded and installed new firmware from d-link's website that was specifically for Comcast customers and everything seems to be working ok again, but I know a lot of non-technical people who wouldn't be comfortable doing that. If you are a technically unsaavy person and use comcast, you may want to purchase another cable modem all together.
Speed is great with most pages coming up right after click of the mouse. The most I've had to wait with a busy site was fifteen seconds with 5 being the norm. I have it a week now and haven't experienced any overheating or disconnections with the exception of one that Adelphia confessed to. I would like to see them match the two year warranty of the Motorola but I still go by the old computer rule of thumb that if a computer component or peripheral is going to go it's usually in the first three months. After the first two years there's no guarantee on anything. I'm going to play this one out because the way it's working now it's worth the small gamble with the one year warranty. I did call customer service just to see if they were there and they picked right up and answered a few of my dumb questions. I highly recommend.
It's now about three months later and I haven't had one problem. Great modem.
Now had it almost a year and a half and nothings changed. Still recomment.
It's now Nov. 2010 and modem has been flawless. I made the right choice.
I haven't had one problem with this modem and I'm now into Windows 7. I haven't done a thing with it except dust it once in a while. Needless to say I'm very satisfied.
One issue that may arise for comcast users is the need for a firmware patch if it hasn't already been upgraded.
Beyond that, this is a good alternative to the Motorola surfboard series.
As always....you can pick up additional information, troubleshooting notes and reviews form the DSReports hardware and service forums @ [...]
But now that time has passed D-Link and the ISPs found a fix and all these modems should be working fine. I was on the trail end of the problem and I just had to bring the router in to have it "upgraded" and I brought it home and it worked fine.
The modem seems pretty stable, but I don't think I've ever had a cable modem that was not reliable. This one looks nice, doesn't take up much space and was easy to install. Basically you just plug it in and it works.
If you buy one of these to replace the cable modem you are "renting" from your ISP, then make sure you call your ISP in advance so that they know you are switching. This is usually because ISPs only allow cable modems on their network that they know about. And how they know about it is by entering in the serial number, or MAC address on the back of the router into their system. This tell their system to allow this device to connect to their network. I believe it is standard procedure, at least it was for Charter Communications in my situation.
Overall this modem works great and I'm glad I can save money by purchasing it myself.
If you use Windows XP SP2, you have to stop firewall.
Because DLink FTP Server cannot send Hitr252.bin file to cable modem.
I wasted an hour to find this problem.
Also Login ID is not "admin/hitron". (PDF manual was wrong)
You should use "dlink/dlink" for web login.
It works fine. That's it.
I called up my ISP, told them I was switching modems from the one they gave me and this D-Link one and they asked for the MAC address and serial number, and said to plug it in after about an hour. They said to give the network time to add the modem to the network. An entire hour without Internet! AHHH! OK so I didn't have to be without Internet, but I was.
So after plugging in this modem it connected with the network rather quickly and I was able to use the Internet in less than a couple minutes. From then on I've been able to browse the Internet with no interuptions and I thank this D-Link cable modem for that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was extremely easy to set up (I'm not a tech head at all) and reliable.Published 5 months ago by MMS
Terrible reliability. Modem constantly disconnected causing me to restart the device ALL the time. Yep, it finally crapped out yesterday. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Adam King
D-Link has very good quality. I have had two modems
and the expectations were met. I have purchased two
routers, one being wireless and again D-Link quality
is the... Read more
Works good.. and has been working good since I bought two years ago.Published 14 months ago by Andrew Springer