100% worth the price
When I finally received NBN in my area, it was time to upgrade my router. I did a lot of research for my needs as someone who has four family members in the house who are constantly streaming netflix, youtube, music or playing video games online. Could not have gotten a better router for my needs. It was extremely easy to set up, improved streaming quality, download speeds are at an all time high, lagg is basically non existent when playing video games and the range on this thing is amazing.
Wow, simply wow
Bought one of this "rolls Royce" of a modem router because of the recent eBay sale. Ended up paying $350 for one of these. For the price, I was worried that it would have been a costly mistake. I am currently on ADSL 2+ and was planning ahead to getting connected to FTTN. Needed a VDSL modem and decided this was it. The modem is huge in size (at least compared to what I'm used to). The interface was much easier to use compared to my Netgear n600. What is amazing is that once I hooked it up, first thing I noticed was my wifi speed was way more s...table and way faster (18mbps compared to previously 13/14 Mbps max). Considering I've been living with 13/14 Mbps for the last couple years, the improved speed alone makes it worth the purchase. No issues connecting to the entire house. Dead zones are no longer an issue with the taipan.
Best modem/router I've ever had!
Replaced my previous D-Link Viper with this D-Link Taipan. The Viper was an excellent device and 100% reliable over the last three years but felt it was time to upgrade and move on. Looking at other reviews, felt the Taipan may be it but when it suddenly came up for $130 off I jumped at it.....and very happy I did.
ADSL connection speed with my local exchange has improved (despite being on a somewhat noisy line) and the WiFi reach throughout the house has been a major improvement. Been rock solid for over three weeks now and will hopefully r...emain so like my previous D-Link. Hard to find fault, with only two things coming to mind. This beasty is large...particularly so in relation to the cylindrical Viper it replaced. While the previous location (behind the TV) is not desirable it worked. However, this thing is so huge, I have ended up placing it on a shelf (under the DVD unit) in the TV stand. Again, far from ideal but it works. Was fortunately able to adjust the shelf to accommodate the antenna. Initially thought the bright electric blue exterior might clash with the black and clear glass finish of the TV unit and installed devices, but its sufficiently in shadow so its barely noticeable. This brings me to my second (minor complaint). The multiple ultra bright green lights staring back at you while you are watching TV in a darkened room is annoying. However, this was easily fixed by applying a strip of blue Dymo label over them. The strip is sufficiently narrow to block the bright intensity while leaving a soft green glow around the edge to show all is OK. So all up, can thoroughly recommend this unit...but don't forget it is very large when determining where to install it.
Improved my ping in gaming by 10-12ms compared to my old netgear router. AC range is ok like the rest however N range is well above average for those devices you are more mobile with aka ipads, phones etc. Yes its expensive but if you after something with decent range (N) and quicker response this is well worth it
Great router with zero issues so far
I bought this router at a very good discounted price so I could justify paying such a hefty amount. Well i'm glad I did because this router has been amazing. Any issues I had with my current home network set-up were immediately fixed once I installed this thing. While I only have adsl and am no where near the speed capabilities of the modem router it has already been worth its money just in the great PS4 remote play capability, the ease and speed of streaming movies from my laptop to the TV, the zero drop-outs I've experienced since hooking it up (which my previous router had a real problem with) and the overall speed increase. Highly recommend, probably best to buy on sale though unless you don't mind forking out big bucks for a router.
- Verified purchase
Don't waste your time and money unless you're after a complete xDSL package
Lets start by saying that I am probably in between being a moron and an impulsive buyer for something as ridiculous as this. Let's face it, the reality, this is not something the average person is going to spend a substantial amount of money in buying. This is something that is a means to an end.
First things first is the price tag for this which is beyond ridiculous, as of writing this review, this is D-Link's flagship router modem, the top-of-the-line. For the commonsense buyer, they would certainly do their research better and with a bit ...more technical know-how; surely there would be better and cheaper alternatives out there on the market. However, the question remains, why did I buy it knowingly that it was as ridiculous as I have claimed thus far. Here are the reasons and problems to date. After moving house from one suburb to another, from cable to adsl, slower and cumbersome somewhat; using the ISP provided ADSL2+ router modem, I just could not fathom as why my connected devices kept dropping. Unfortunately, the area I moved to, didn't have the support infrastructure for cable, therefore adsl2+ was the only option. While complaining to the ISP provider and the hardware trying to bridge the connection in order to use an Asus AC2400 (RT-AC87U) to handle the WI-FI at dual band configuration between 2.4 and 5 Ghz. For some strange and annoying reason I'm sure of it, the ISP provided a Technicolor TG797n V3 that had so many problems, even after visiting social media sites, community forums and so on; apparently other people were complaining about the same issues. As I have done previously with a Netgear CG3000 cable router modem to bridge mode and subsequently thereafter it worked straight away with the RT-AC87U. No problems what so ever, the TG797n V3... just could not get any where with it.
Excellent ... Wifi dropouts are fixed
I thought I had better update my previous comments from 13 Jan. After much fluffing around and a replacement unit, I got onto a D-Link rep via another website. Advice was to turn off the smart channel and reduce the wifi bandwidth in the settings. With almost all Apple devices (all sorts) they apparently operate within a narrower bandwidth than other products, therefore reducing the bandwidth has so far fixed the drop out issues and everything has been stable. Apart from something like that being included in the instruction, now the unit is operating just how I had hoped, coping easily with some 15 devices (12 wifi and 3 Ethernet) with absolute ease. Good one!!!
- Verified purchase
Good But Not Great
I bought this modem/router a few weeks ago on 28th November 2015.
Word of caution: Don't get caught up in all the hype (like I did) or you're going to be disappointed, especially because this is a very expensive product.
The hype says "ultra range" for "enhanced wi-fi speed and coverage." This is probably the most disappointing non-feature. In reality, the coverage is no better (and perhaps slightly worse) than my old Netgear N600 router. I know, I know, this can't be possible. I couldn't believe it either. I tried orientating it this w...ay and that, but really, it's no better and possibly worse. Oh, and those antennas are fixed, you can't change or upgrade them. So why have I still given it 4 stars "Good?" Because aside from the expense and wi-fi disappointment, this is a good product after all. It has resolved a lot of long standing problems in my home. For example, all DLNA devices would stop working if one particular PC was switched on. And another particular PC would lose internet if one particular TV was switch on. Despite my tech abilities and several other tech people come to try solve the problems, they persisted. Then I bought the D-Link Taipan and amazingly all these problems have just gone away. Everything now just works. So that deserves a good.
Questions & Answers
We can not connect our new DSL 4320L to Telstra NBN (fibre to the premises). We have read a few whirlpools forum and tried to troubleshoot however no success. Is it compatible?
Could you please share more info on how you connected the DSL 4320L? I tried to connect ethernet cable to port 4 and chose Residential Gateway >Enable Tagged Vlan: vlan tagging 2 >PPPoE (username/pass, i am with TPG) > Reconnect Mode:" select Always On >"Address Mode:" select 'Dynamic IP'. Basically all what pp recommended on forums however i haven't been able to connect the DSL 4320L.
Thanks in advance.
We did end up connecting, but I can't recall how as it was months ago. I did have to ring DLink help line to do it. They were able to talk me through the steps. Since then it has worked well, although it's range is not a large as the previous modem I had and we had to buy wi-fi extenders. Good luck!
Hi, I called TPG support staff and even though his help was not directly relate to the issue as he said I still need to have vlan tagging enabled and value=2 which would never work but ended up helping me connecting the DSL 4320L.
Solution for FTTP:
I use TPG NBN and my connection type is FTTP. In the NBN white box (from previous house owner) the ethernet cable was connected to UNI-D port 1, probably the previous owner was with a different Internet provider.
After a call with TPG, they insisted that I should have connected to UNI-D port 2 (correct) and had vlan tagging enabled/id=2 (incorrect). So I came home, opened the NBN box, move the ethernet cable from UNI-D port 1 to port 2, choose Residental Gateway > DISABLE vlan tagging > PPPoE (TPG username/pass) > Dynamic IP and after 70s, I got green on WAN led indicator and got the D-Link Taipan DSL 4320L works with FTTP.
Thank you very much again for your review and comment here cause without it I would have sold the modem for cheaper than RRP and spent extra for other modem.
I hope our comments would help anyone out there who has difficulty connecting the Dlink Taipan to FTTP and save them some time and frustration.
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