D-Link 300T modem - junk?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Peter, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    The D-Link 300T modem is a bizzare piece of kit. We just bought two of
    them.

    This is the UK version, which doesn't contain the 1-port NAT function
    which overseas versions of the 300T reportedly have.

    One of the config options is a DHCP server. This can also be disabled,
    and it appears natural to do so because one would normally get an IP
    served by the ISP.

    However if you disable the modem's DHCP server, it will no longer work
    with a PC for config purposes - unless the PC's ethernet LAN port is
    set up with a static IP, not the "obtain IP automatically" option.

    However, if when configuring the 300T, you first enter the ISP's login
    and password, click on Connect, then it can pass on the ISP's
    dynamically allocated IP to your PC, and then you can change the PC
    back to the "obtain IP automatically" normal ethernet setting.

    The earlier 300G version is a lot better - despite having the bizzare
    problem with refusing to work with a MAC address different from what
    was originally configured from.

    Eventually, the 300T fails to accept a change of its admin address
    from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.0.1 and locks up. I am sending these two
    pieces of junk back and will be looking for the old 300G.

    We have a 300G working perfectly and wish to set up a 2nd identical
    system.
     
    Peter, Nov 15, 2004
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    Steve Evans Guest

    D-link is junk period. IMHO
     
    Steve Evans, Nov 16, 2004
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