2D-Link Cobra AC5300 DSL-5300

D-Link Cobra AC5300 DSL-5300

2D-Link Cobra AC5300 DSL-5300
2.5

15 reviews

PositivevsNegative
33% · 510 · 67%

Number of Connected Devices 11.1 devices
Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
1.9
Ease of Setup
3.3
Reliability
2.1
Wi-Fi Range
3.5
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Reviews

15 reviews
karenfff
karenfffnsw, 2323281 posts
 

surprisingly powerful

got this VDSL2+ router/modem because I've been told that my previous Netgear modem no longer works with the changes to FTTN. Surprisingly this is much more power than I imagined.
- I can boost the power so I don't even need the extender
- Router logs can be sent to my log server
- Router had issues with connecting back to the internet. occurs once a week. But the firmware flash fixed it for me
- this supports my Synology NAS really well.

con.
every now and then there must be some issue with the NBN network. I need to unplug the D-Link router in order for it to reconnect. don't think that is the modems fault. Show details

M. G
M. GGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 

Inferior product

Does not work as described. Constantly faulting creating an unstable connection. Basically an expensive paper weight. The modem is constantly disconnecting and shutting down despite a stable internet connection. When this occurs unable to access modem gateway. Save your money and get a different product. Show details
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Phil
Phil
 

Don’t buy it for parental control

The unit came with no instructions so I had to contact my ISP to set it up. Once it was working I had to look online for how to set parental controls (scheduling by device). What I could fine didn’t work so I contacted d-link support who told me to do it a different way. This didn’t work either and d-link support, while apologetic, ended up agreeing I should return the unit for a refund. Show details
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Unhappy customer James
Unhappy customer JamesSydney, NSW2 posts
 

Expensive, but rubbish quality

The device drops out for no reasons at all at least once a week, have to manually reboot it every time. So disappointing for price we paid. No more Dlink products
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Mister Ed
Mister EdGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC28 posts
 
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Nick
NickGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
 
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Chamun
ChamunSydney, NSW2 posts
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Expensive useless device

Bought this modem in Mar 2019 and since then it has had multiple issues with dropouts, losing config, requiring regular reboots and randomly restarting. One of the main issues is that is loses VLAN tagging ID info and needs to be entered again. Its now dead and wont connect to NBN anymore - expensive mistake.
To top of the issues encountered, D-Link's customer service matches their product and is also very poor. I've had multiple technical cases open with them to resolve the issues I've had and have the transcript to a Chat session where when I asked the technician why does the modem keep losing the VLAN ID but retains all other info, his response was 'that we do not know, thank you. Please rate my service'. I rated his service as poor. Show details
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Nuno
NunoSydney, NSW19 posts
 

Very very disappointing!!!

I thought I spend a bit more cash on a "Good" modem/router, but soon realised how crappy this product is. I ignored the few negative comments about this product, and that has been my biggest regret! First of all its frustrating that I have to reset/ or turn on and off the modem every 3-4 days as it drops out my cctv system. The other disappointment is the range! I have a 6 bedroom house which is quite large, but the top back room and my backyard hardly picks up the wifi signal.
Conclusion:
Do not buy this crap! I have now changed to an optus ultra fast modem and all the problems have been fixed. Show details
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Kuailan
KuailanSydney, NSW6 posts
 
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Daughter
DaughterSouth East Queensland, QLD27 posts
 

Depends whether you want a landline anymore

Took a while to set up, phone call to telco, phonecall to D-Link, then the final question, "what else do I have to do to get the VOiP phone to work?" Answer: "it won't". Later, assessed the surge protector power point and noticed 1 IN and 2 OUT ports so thought we'd try plugging old modem back in alongside D-Link one to run phone separately - not only does that not work either but had to go through the whole setup rigmarole again when it disconnected the internet. Not seeing a benefit to the many hundreds of dollars just yet! Show details
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Tom
TomNorth Queensland, QLD118 posts
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john
johnSydney, NSW28 posts
 
Spod
SpodSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
 

Change of Review

initially I had exactly the same problem as others. I was trying to configure more than 3 port forwards. It would not save settings and was useless for its intended purpose. After hitting up their tech support for a few weeks I was given access to a new Australian Firmware that resolved these software glitches. Hasn't skipped a beat. Would have been 5 stars but they should never have released it in the state it was. The firmware I was supplied at the time was a beta version and wasn't available to all. Check their Australian website for the update before purchasing.

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Doug D
Doug DPerth, WA8 posts
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Buggy software, settings disappear! Useless

Was excited to receive this modem router after reading all the great reviews. But major disappointmentr. When I added all my settings and saved them, it lost all my Port Forwarding settings I reentered many times and eventually it saved 3 Rules but any more disappeared.

For a $700 router to have major faults like this is a complete joke. Have D-Link never tested it properly or just with some default settings. Terrible! Sending back to supplier and looking for better brand.

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Prasath Nathen
Prasath NathenGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC14 posts
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Beast of a Modem/Router

An awesome upgrade from the Taipan AC3200 on the same chasis! With 8 beam-forming antennas - it looks like a mean spider on my desk! Quadcore processors providing more than needed processing power. Amazing coverage around the house (average sized 3 bedroom home). Price is very much on the up side - only recommended for powerhouse users. Modem is ADSL, VDSL (FTTN, FTTC and FTTB) and FTTP (Ethernet WAN) compliant.

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Questions & Answers

Gordon D.
Gordon D.

can I install NPN on my D-Link Cobra AC5300 Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Modem Router DSL-5300

karenfff
karenfff  

if you mean "NBN". this work with FTTP as well as FTTN

roblasor
roblasor

Can i connect my house phone to this router modem the same as i do with with my telstra modem?

FloppyMinky
FloppyMinky

Has anyone successfully used this modem for FTTC connection ? I purchased for that purpose and first NBN connection not working yet. NBN provider usually sells NetCom router, but the wifi on that one not as good d as Cobra and sue to our house arrangement we need all those funky cobra aerials. However the NBN provider said maybe the problem is it is not compatible with FTTC. The documentation implies it is. So would just like a verified purchaser (or D-link user/rep) who has actually connected FTTC to Cobra successfully

john
john  

This modem will work on all connections. Whether it be FTTN FTTC NBN fibre or ADSL 2 they all work with this modem

FloppyMinky
FloppyMinky  

Details

CategoryRouters and Modems
Price (RRP) $499.95
Frequency BandTri-Band (2.4GHz, 2 x 5GHz)
FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas and Parental Controls
Maximum Wireless Speed2,167 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports5
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
DSL SupportADSL and VDSL
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Dimensions 216 x 330 x 96 mm
Weight1.05 kg
NBN CompatibleYes
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
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