Ok, let me start off by saying that Ive been a tech/admin for over 20 years - and that I have been a loyal D-Link fan for at least the last 15 of those years.
I still have three older, super-reliable, D-link routers active throughout my house as APs.
This thing however. Wow. Ive never seen anything like it. It was chaotic at best. I HAD to have gotten a dud since there's no way the company would survive if all the products were like this.
Problem #1 - The setup. Ive setup 100s of routers in my day. I know all about IPs, SSIDs, channels, wired vs wireless, DNS, WiFi vs mobile data, etc. This thing was the most chaotic setup ever - by a large margin! At least 3 times it would start refusing to connect and would want to start all over again. 4th time was the charm - even though I did nothing different on my phone (Note9)
Updated to the latest 1.04 firmware.
Even though it was setup for DHCP on the "Internet" side, the wireless devices had no connectivity until I rebooted the router twice - making no changes.
Made sure the wireless channels were manually set to open channels per my site survey.
Finally get that working and go through the trouble of naming all the 40-some devices (wired and wireless)
Everyone started complaining that certain URLs would not load (on their wired machines) - even though I was using the same DNS servers as I was in the router it replaced. Hrmm.
20 mins in to it, and the wired connections all dropped. Hrmm. Rebooted. Worked for 30 mins or so....rebooted...
Started noticing some of the wireless devices dropping off frequently even though they werent moving (ex smart switches and appliances). Up and down like a seesaw but different. Some close to the router others 30-40 feet away.
Ignoring that, I even checked to see just how much better the signal strength was with this new router. Ummm. Standing 10 feet from THIS router showed a signal 20+ dbm lower (2.4 and 5Ghz) than the old DIR-628 that was 50 feet away and upstairs on the other side of the house! Checked to make sure there werent any "transmit power" options set to low and noticed that my 40+ active devices were now down to 21. No, they werent asleep.
Use the app to reboot the router and when it came back up, it was starting the initial setup process again!
Reset it and put it back in the box to be returned. Sorry, D-Link, but way too many issues to even bother contacting you about it.
In it's defense, it didnt catch fire in the 6 hours of operation. So there's that on the + side.
I'm hoping this was just a fluke/lemon and not some epic QA failure. My other D-Link's are reliable tanks!
|商品尺寸||19.99 x 14.99 x 4.98 cm; 368.54 克|
|包装清单||1x Router, 1x Power Adapter, 1x Ethernet cable, 1x QIG, 1x QIC, 1x Voice Assistant Guide|
|产品颜色||AC1300 WiFi Router|
|制造商||D-Link Systems, Inc.|