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A good-looking, good quality router - but be sure to create an admin password.
on 13 August 2014
This router is well reviewed in the technical press regarding speeds and technical capability, so there are no concerns on that score. My personal experience matches this - good speed and long ranges. But these facts leave you with a decent range of routers to choose from. So why this one?
I chose this because it is a good price compared to most dual-band AC1750 routers (the fastest current standard) and the Amazon picture made it look like it would not be an eyesore in the corner of my living room. And it really isn't an eyesore. About the height of a Pringles can but slightly fatter, this is not going to look out of place on public display and is not going to draw the eye. It is by miles the neatest, tidiest looking router I have ever owned. If your router is likewise out in the open, I think you'll be very pleased with this model.
I will say the web interface could be better and clearer but the basics of connecting are easy to set up. However, though one could wish it would be better, it's probably no worse than any other brand of router I've used.
The one black mark, for which I have deducted a star, is that the router as supplied is not passworded. This is a very major security weakness for home users who rarely appreciate the importance of password protecting their router and is something increasingly being targetted by the bad guys. Again, D-Link are far from the only company to be this irresponsible about router security. If you buy this router, please add a strong admin password. Do this after initial setup however, or it messes with the setup wizard.