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D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router 11 Year Warrenty £31.58 Delivered (+ 1.19 Quidco)
D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router 11 Year Warrenty £31.58 Delivered (+ 1.19 Quidco)

D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router 11 Year Warrenty £31.58 Delivered (+ 1.19 Quidco)

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Some people seem to have something against D-Link but I have had nothing but good experiences with them. The router doesn't have a fantastic spec but seems like a pretty good deal to me for £30, if your just looking for a standard wireless router. I have ordered one for my girlfriends family but haven't set it up yet, I will report back once I have and let you know what I think. Can't fault misco as I ordered this at 6pm on Tuesday and paid for standard delivery and it arrived the next day.

Although Misco shows this as 1 year warrenty it actually has an 11 year warrenty as all D-Link wireless N routers now have the 11 year warrenty.

Here is a review from trustedreviews site:
trustedreviews.com/net…/p1

Main Specifications taken from Misco:
Product Description D-Link Wireless N DSL/ Cable Home Router
Device Type Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
Form Factor External
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.3 cm x 11.7 cm x 3 cm
Weight 318 g
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, DHCP, NTP, PPPoE, TCP/IP
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Features Firewall protection, NAT support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), VPN passthrough, Parental control, Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Content filtering
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11n (draft)

42 Comments

Nice find thanks

11 year warranty!
think I'll get one :-)

Banned

amazon says its 300mbps

I use one of these on our wireless network,

Wicked piece of kit.

HOT!!

gR8_mUndA;3795498

amazon says its 300mbps



yep it is.

simbachips;3795478

11 year warranty!think I'll get one :-)



You will be lucky if it lasts a year. I've had loads of problems with DLink kit 11 yaer warranty or not I would still stay well away from DLink. :-D

Bowler_man;3795900

You will be lucky if it lasts a year. I've had loads of problems with … You will be lucky if it lasts a year. I've had loads of problems with DLink kit 11 yaer warranty or not I would still stay well away from DLink. :-D



And Ive had no problems with D-Link but nothing but problems with Netgear - everyone has different problems. I had a DI-524 for about 6 years before upgrading to this router.

Highly recommended and hot (I paid £43 for it with the free USB adapter).

Original Poster

gR8_mUndA;3795498

amazon says its 300mbps



This is the usual optimistic quote for wireless N, as far as I know none of the routers ever reach anywhere near it, it does mention that in the trusted reviews review.

Bowler_man;3795900

You will be lucky if it lasts a year. I've had loads of problems with … You will be lucky if it lasts a year. I've had loads of problems with DLink kit 11 yaer warranty or not I would still stay well away from DLink. :-D



I've had no trouble with D-Link I have had a DGL-4300 for quite a while and its the best router I have used. It has a ton of features and and very user friendly interface, all the D-Links I have used in work have never had problems either.

Unfortunate your experiences aren't so good

WOW 11 year warranty cant go wrong with D-Link, :thumbsup:

gR8_mUndA;3795498

amazon says its 300mbps



Mine always connects at 270/300Mbps - however actual throughput is more like 50mbps when I copy a file from one computer (cabled into the router) to my laptop. I do get the full 10mbps when downloading from the web.

The actual throughput of 50mbps is pretty comparable to the 60mbps I used to get cable to cable with my old DLink router.

I hope you mean 50mbps, not k....;)

Unless you MUST have a wireless connection at the back of the garden, get powerline ethernet, and forget wireless ever existed! 200Mbs type out of choice, but even the 85Mbs type gives the same sort of feeling you got when you went from dial-up to broadband! :-)

Southwell;3796531

I hope you mean 50mbps, not k....;)



Of course - Edited.

can these devices get flashed with new firmware?

Shame its a cable router.........me needs adsl router

Its 2.4Ghz only so you WONT get 300mbps with ANY mac computer as they only have wide channels enabled for 5Ghz .

2.4Ghz is just too clogged to get stable 300mbps connection, and i live in the middle of nowhere, so i can see why apple to this.

I had a DI-524+ Dlink router and had nothing but problems with it, there again ive always been the guy that gets the broken one off the pallet.

Its good price but its not the the best wireless N router by any means but for the price ive not seen one that cheaper!

If you after a router that really can handle throughput try the "Apple Airport Extreme " which can handle 58.9 Mbps or a "Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router (F5D8232-4)"

]Click Here for a comparison chart. You will see the D Link is down the bottom with a throughput of 38.1 Mbps but ive voted hot before anyone moans at me.

brian.tomlinson;3796726

can these devices get flashed with new firmware?



Yes if/when new firmware is released.

Data throughput is affected by the weakest component, including the sending machine and the receiving machine.

Don't expect to copy 300Mb/s.

I average 50Mb/s on a gigabit LAN copying from a Windows 2003 server with a RAID1 array via a gigabit switch to a desktop machine with a RAID1 array, and that's only with large files (800MByte) Small files are considerably slower. Copying to NAS devices is even slower.

good deal about 20 squid cheaper than my local pc shop

Nothing wrong with D-Link, they are one of the best. I've had no probs either in years with mine.

You might be able to flash third party firmware on this router in the future but it depends entirely on what hardware revision you get so don't get your hopes up.

nihcaj;3796658

Unless you MUST have a wireless connection at the back of the garden, get … Unless you MUST have a wireless connection at the back of the garden, get powerline ethernet, and forget wireless ever existed! 200Mbs type out of choice, but even the 85Mbs type gives the same sort of feeling you got when you went from dial-up to broadband! :-)



Powerline is only useful when you have issues with wireless signals reaching certain areas or a number of other networks in the area causing interference as they get nowhere near their stated operating speeds.
I use the Netgear 200Mbit kit to reach my loft, as even .N has trouble reaching it due to the construction of the house, and the bathroom being directly underneath it, and I rarely get above 20Mbit. Originally I got a 14Mbit kit, but got throughput of under 1Mbit so took it back, as I was getting better than that on a very poor wireless signal.

I tested having both powerline adapters in the same wall outlet, and still only hit 30Mbit, and that was with almost every other electrical appliance turned off.
Wifi isn't pefect, but powerline certainly isn't the holy grail either Both have advantages and disadvantages, but people need to be aware that they wil almost certainly never get anywhere close to 200Mbit from powerline.
Thereg did a review some time ago of the kit I have, reghardware.co.uk/200…01/

Personally, I would buy a router which is well supported and you can flash third party firmware such as ddwrt:
dd-wrt.com/wik…ces

Was also unlucky with a d-Link but happy with my Linksys WRT150N

Original Poster

I had a look on the D-Link site and I think there are 3 hardware revisions of this router.

The one I got from Misco was version B2.

I was expecting it to be the first revision as that could have been a reason for selling them off cheap

If you want to flash firmware such as OpenWRT you need C1 unfortunately.

I bought one of these recently... excellent bit of kit.

Pugwash69;3797002

I average 50Mb/s on a gigabit LAN copying from a Windows 2003 server with … I average 50Mb/s on a gigabit LAN copying from a Windows 2003 server with a RAID1 array via a gigabit switch to a desktop machine with a RAID1 array...


Erm, I hope you mean 50MB/s !

If you're really only pulling 50Mb/s through a Gigabit link, then you've got a serious bottleneck somewhere...

HELP?
Looking to replace my Orange Livebox piece of c**p with a draft-n MODEM router.

Any suggestions?

This looks good but would need a separate modem which means another power supply and more wires...

Any comments welcome? Thanks

looks allright 4 the price

all gone now. damn

great for people that need the extra speed for network drives etc. Not really worth it for broadband users.

Personally I use Linksys and for the past 3 years or so never had any probems with it

I have one of these. First one I had I blown up within a few days as I accidentally used the wrong power supply form a different modem. :oops: My laptop often doesn't find it & leaves me having to restart several times over - although that might be the laptop at fault (strange it can find everyone else's wireless network down the street!). When its found & working though I have no problems with it, its fast enough for browsing online, streaming videos & downloading stuff, and goes as fast as my pc on the ethernet.

nihcaj;3796658

Unless you MUST have a wireless connection at the back of the garden, get … Unless you MUST have a wireless connection at the back of the garden, get powerline ethernet, and forget wireless ever existed! 200Mbs type out of choice, but even the 85Mbs type gives the same sort of feeling you got when you went from dial-up to broadband! :-)


Thank you very much for that post

I didn't know that this was possible

I did exactly the same with Sky Digital a few years ago when my GF got multiiroom at her Mum's
I just bought the phone senders that plug in and put one in her room
No wires!!!:thumbsup:

You do know women and wires?!!:whistling:

I know for sure lots of people don't know of this Powerline option....Great for online gaming too :thumbsup:

I have this router and although "sometimes" it loses connections, I've tested it on my PS3 and it works flawlessly with it and I've had no problems with it, even played on the Home feature on PS3 and the connection was steady, I recommend this router to anyone and this is one hell of a deal since I paid £39, although it's only £8 more, every little helps...voted hot xD

11 years? why not lifetime? seems kind of daft really. anyway hot for a N router

fatgit;3797383

Powerline is only useful when you have issues with wireless signals … Powerline is only useful when you have issues with wireless signals reaching certain areas or a number of other networks in the area causing interference as they get nowhere near their stated operating speeds.I use the Netgear 200Mbit kit to reach my loft, as even .N has trouble reaching it due to the construction of the house, and the bathroom being directly underneath it, and I rarely get above 20Mbit. Originally I got a 14Mbit kit, but got throughput of under 1Mbit so took it back, as I was getting better than that on a very poor wireless signal.I tested having both powerline adapters in the same wall outlet, and still only hit 30Mbit, and that was with almost every other electrical appliance turned off.Wifi isn't pefect, but powerline certainly isn't the holy grail either Both have advantages and disadvantages, but people need to be aware that they wil almost certainly never get anywhere close to 200Mbit from powerline. Thereg did a review some time ago of the kit I have, http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/22/review_netgear_hdx101/



What you said would be relevant if wireless was WITHOUT the same sort of limitations, but it ISN'T, it is far MORE sensitive to distance and interference! It is usually going to be FAR better in a similar situation as it is both NOMINALLY faster and faster in practice.
As for 200Mbs then of course not, unless all the gear is Gigabyte network, but you will sure find it better than Wifi!

Even at 30Mbs, I can't think of many situations you could match that with wireless in practice! Most of the time the signal is wavering and wandering.

When powerline kit was expensive, I put up with WiFi, like everyone else, and moaned about it constantly but now it is dramatically cheaper as well as faster, that's not any issue. Wireless is a joke - if you can avoid it and all the messing around setting it up, do so.

For one thing, the gear you have linked to is not the Home plug standard type, it has it's own proprietary system, so I can't comment on yours... maybe that was the problem - but unless that is a LOT poorer than my cheap (yet STANDARD) kit, then I would seriously recommend a test of your house wiring. Mine at the moment is working at 78Mbs! OK, its not a long run in my house (but it isn't far for Wireless either!) but when it works, and mine does, believe me, in practice it is like when you got your first car... you don't know how you ever got around in the first place! It has never disconnected during a file transfer (of Gigabytes), which is more than I could ever say about Wireless - where writing a DVD is a quicker way to move big files as that way there are no disconnects!
I only have the 85Mbs type, and most of the time for all practical purposes it is almost the same as when I had the PCs connected with a long Cat5 cable, draped up the stairs - ie you don't even think about it, files just FLY.

Only complaint? As I run a switch off one plug, and two PCs, a Slingbox and a media streaming player off that, I wish I had bought 200Mbs kit so that there was a bit less of a bottleneck when shuffling files about and all kit in use - if each was on a separate plug, it wouldn't be a problem, as it is, it is just a little slower. When I get HD media kit (when!) I will no doubt rethink the switch arrangement then.

Holy Grail... yeah, you are right, it's not that good, it's better - like being elected POPE, and doing away with celibacy rolled into one! :thumbsup:

nihcaj;3804631

Most of the time the signal is wavering and wandering...I put up with … Most of the time the signal is wavering and wandering...I put up with WiFi, like everyone else, and moaned about it constantly...Wireless is a joke...It has never disconnected during a file transfer (of Gigabytes), which is more than I could ever say about Wireless...


This nonsense speaks volumes about your lack of wireless knowledge.

Instead of ranting like a loon, you could spend your time getting a clue :thumbsup:

Nom;3807888

This nonsense speaks volumes about your lack of wireless … This nonsense speaks volumes about your lack of wireless knowledge.Instead of ranting like a loon, you could spend your time getting a clue :thumbsup:



Well do enjoy yourself with your tacky 30 quid router and lousy connection.

I bow to your capacious knowledge and offensive manner, safe in the knowledge that people on here with half a brain and a lot of disappointment with WiFi will work out the solution, and be sitting happily streaming HD media, swiftly and cleanly sending huge amounts of data across their network while your 30 quid glorified "crystal set" chugs away for half the street to hack into.

One thing has been clarified - I can't imagine in my wildest dreams you will ever say anything I will benefit from in the future, so I can safely consign you to the ignore list, safe from your future "expertise"
(Please note: That means I won't see your posts again - some people don't seem to understand that and waste their time ranting on! Just thought I would save you the bother so you can go off and bother someone else who will be listening)
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