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2.0 out of 5 stars An odd, hacky modem, 1 April 2011
This review is from: D-Link DSL-320B ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem - UK (Electronics)
I needed an ADSL modem as I already had my own wireless networking kit and didn't want to replace it all. There appear very few ADSL modems without integral wireless routers, so I was initially hopeful when I found this product. Based on my experience with this model, however, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

The good:

- It's fairly fast if it works. But, see below, this is a big if.

The bad, from my experience over a weekend trying to get it working:

- It will NOT work with a Airport Extreme 802.11n dual band router, which looks to be due to a weird, hacky DHCP implementation.
- It will not do PPPoA to PPPoE bridging, which my research indicates is required for most routers when using a UK ISP.
- Even when I plugged a PC directly into it, the modem doesn't seem to keep a connection alive (i.e., if you switch the PC off overnight, you'll need to reboot the modem in the morning before you can get online as the modem won't keep the connection alive on its own).

In the end I concluded that mine was either a faulty specimen or the modem is faulty by design and I had to return it.

If you have an Airport Extreme or other router that can handle PPPoE, I recommend the DrayTek Vigor 120 - DSL modem - external - Fast Ethernet instead---in the month I've had mine, it appears to be a very solid, simple, and fast PPPoA to PPPoE bridge modem.
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2013 23:19:29 BDT
jotpilot says:
This is simply wrong. It does do PPPoA to PPPoE bridging.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 07:56:57 BDT
At the firmware rev I had, it definitely didn't expose the raw PPPoE connection to my Airport Extreme to allow the AE to do authentication. If it does this now, that's great, though I still have the DrayTek I mention in the review which has been incredibly reliable and trouble-free.
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