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good but could be better,
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This review is from: D-Link Wireless N 150 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Broadband Router (DIR-600L) (Personal Computers)
I had a belkin router that was very dependable but not very fast so I decided to upgrade to an n router. After a lengthy search I chose a d-link. I was fairly easy to set up and for the most part works well but for one problem. Sometimes I have to umplug it and plug it in again. Why? because I try to bring a web page up and my computer tells me I can`t access the internet! But if I restart the router or just bypass the router I have no problems. This does not happen all that often but it is annoying.
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Initial post: Feb 17, 2013 9:47:31 AM PST
Bluegrass Gazer says:
Did you try to upgrade the firmware? It's always a good idea to upgrade to the latest firmware as soon as you unbox a wireless router, especially D-Link routers. They seem to release firmware updates on a regular basis.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 5:24:50 PM PST
No I did not do an upgrade as the router has stopped working all together. But thanks for the advice.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2013 10:49:46 AM PDT
Not necessarily true. There's at least one lengthy review of this router on this site where the user went through a few firmware upgrades, one of which resulted in poorer performance than the existing firmware.
Rule of thumb is to simply set it up and it you're having problems after setup - then upgrade firmware. Don't just go upgrading out of the box because you may just wind up with a crappy "new firmware" and think the device is the problem. The old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" saying holds true with things like this.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2013 5:05:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2013 5:06:11 PM PDT
It was poor performance and need for upgrades so soon that makes this a loser It should work good out of the box without the need for upgrades so soon.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2013 5:09:09 PM PDT
A bad product is just that. If you need unpgrades almost immediately what is the point?
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