Between home and office I've owned literally dozens of routers over the
years and this is hands down the worst one ever, even by Dlink's low
standards. It's wasted alot of my time and I'm pretty pissed off.
Before I throw it out (literally) and never look back: For the record,
and future google group searches, here are some facts about my
experience with this model:
Lets call it "The top 10 reasons not to buy a Dlink" :
10) If you login to the router and go to the firmware section it says
"Currect Firmware Version: 4.0". Currect? Nice typo. Not a big deal,
but perhaps a good indication
of how much DLink was paying attention when they rushed this cheapo
model onto the market. It makes you wonder how many typos they left in
the actual firmware. It explains a lot about how this router behaves.
9) No documentation included. A little explaination about the router's
setup menus would be nice. Maybe an explaination about which lights are
which on the router. I feel badly for anyone whose first experience
dealing with a router is this piece of junk. Even with years of
experience this thing is not 'self explainatory' and its certainly not
'plug and play'. Its 'plug and pray' or maybe 'plug and PAIN'.
8) Only comes with a Setup Wizard CD. The wizard fails to setup on
THREE seperate computers. It is poorly written JUNK... Why a router
even needs a CD is beyond me, but once it fails your left wasting your
left scratching your head without documentation and wasting your time.
7) If you go to the Dlink site and look up firmware for this WBR-1310
router (as of today): http://support.dlink.com/products/vi...tid=WBR%2D1310
It offers you to download firmware version 1.03. My WBR-1310 says it's
running Firmware Version 4.0. So.... Is DLink going back in time? If
you call up Tech support they say the most recent one is Firmware 4.0.
Gee, thanks for wasting some more of my time DLink.
6) A random example of how messed up this router is: I went to release
& renew my router's IP address, my external one. It is on DCHP from my
ISP. It returned with a WAN IP of 192.168.0.11... So now the router has
a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1 and a WAN IP address of
192.168.0.11.... Wow that's just brilliant. My router is chasing its
own tail? So I try it again 30 seconds later, and it gets a proper
72.xx.xx.12 address. The point: It's completely inconsistant. This is
proof enough for me that this router is JUNK.
5) Lets say you hard reset the router, and start from scratch. You set
it for DHCP on the WAN. It will properly get an IP and DNS etc from
your ISP (usually). But in order to surf the web you have to log into
the router and go into the "Dynamic IP (DHCP) section" and hit "Clone
Mac Address" for it to properly work. The WBR-1310 doesnt believe in
plug in play.
4) If you actually get frustrated enough to look up DLink's tech
support and call them they will put you on hold for well over 35
minutes (I write this now as I'm on hold). If you actually get through
then you will speak with an overworked stressed out little person who
will put you on hold for another 10 minutes but eventually can't help
you at all. But they will agree that it is "not our greatest product"
and they get alot of calls about it. When asked why the unit says
Firmware 4.0 and the website says Firmware 1.03 they aren't sure, and
they dont really care. Thanks DLink!
3) CONSTANTLY LOSES INTERNET CONNECTIVETY WITH *WIRED* COMPUTERS,
2) CONSTANTLY NEEDS TO BE RESET.
1) WORST ROUTER EVER.
.....And now, without further due, (and before it disconnects me again),
I now will DESTROY THIS ROUTER and reconnect my old reliable