- Verified purchase
Don't use this router and modem unless you live in a studio. The signal gets easily distorted and it's got a limited range if you're using wireless. Using it in a studio apartment could be an issue if you have so many electronics around it and you're using wireless to connect to NBN
Waste of money
DSL-2877AL is an entry level device, so it may be good for someone who just need the WIFI going but with low budget. Setting up the router is extremely easy if you follow every steps written in the manual. The reason why I gave only 2 stars is that the machine we bought last only one year. It’s cheap but it dies young.
Poor reliability. Firmware update is function is *broken*
Had this for over a year. It worked reliably for a short time but soon after began dropping out, needing constant reboots to reestablish wired connection, and to reset the wireless so that new devices could join without IP conflicts.
Eventually we lost connection completely. Checked all wires, checked power. No amount of "turn it off, wait, turn it back on" would help. I was recommended to reset factory settings, which DID get it working, but ever since the dropouts are worse than before. Attempts to update the firmware to any version result in the browser losing connection instantly, as if we're shut out of the control panel.
We're stuck with this piece of crap till we buy a replacement. Never going D-Link again.
Dlink support is hopeless
If you buy the DSL 2877AL router just hope that everything works fine out of the box.
If you need to contact DLink technical support for any issues (eg. in my instance I could not print anything from my IPAD (the previous Netgear router worked OK)), good luck. I have found DLINK support to be useless in resolving this problem, which is definitely caused by the router.
Not worth it for the price- at least it works for NBN
I've used a fair few entry-level electronics products, including routers. Of all of them, this is by far the worst.
It is a pain to configure, the wizard sucks, and the interface times out when I've just logged into it.
The drop outs are by far the worst part of my experience with this product. Whether using WiFi or a LAN cable, individual devices will randomly disconnect from the network. It claims there's an IP address issue, even when each device is assigned to its own IP address. Additionally, it will randomly disconnect and need to b...e restarted. The only pro of this device are that it is relatively cheap for an NBN compatible router. If you don't have much cash and you need something fast, this will probably work. Otherwise, I strongly urge you to consider purchasing a different product.
You'd think they would have learned
D-Link has once again been a let down in the budget router category. Very poor routing and horrible connection with several drop outs within a 2 month period. I was hoping D-Link would have fixed these problems that is obviously affecting every single router, poor quality would not recommend. Definitly changing as soon as I can get my hands on a new router.
- MPN: 35905211
- GTIN12: 790069408526
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