d-link DI 614+ new firmware (3.35) rant

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Chris Unitt, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Chris Unitt

    Chris Unitt Guest

    I've had just about enough of this router and I will be replacing it as
    soon as I can get hold of some cash. Here is my advice to anyone reading
    this post: do NOT buy a d-link router.

    My first router literally went up in smoke. D-Link exchanged it
    My second overheated and died. D-Link reluctantly exchanged it.
    My third router is a revision b (smaller) version. I thought this would
    mean all of the problems with the previous routers will be solved in
    this model. I SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT AGAIN!

    My third router keeps spontaneously rebooting for no reason in a similar
    way to my revision a routers before they died. It doesn't seem to be
    overheating (I opened the unit up to check as it is now out of warranty
    anyway). I thought I might be able to fix this problem by upgrading to
    the latest firmware. That was a big mistake. These are the new bugs
    added in firmware 3.35 (thanks d-link!):

    The links on the http interface do not function now on any browser other
    than Internet Explorer
    Some pages do not even render correctly on non-Internet Explorer browsers.
    When static DHCP has been enabled, the router goes into a rebooting fit
    and the only way to recover is by factory resetting the unit and loosing
    all your settings and rules.

    I tried re-downloading the firmware to ensure it was not corrupt and my
    router behaved exactly the same way. I can't re-flash my previous
    firmware (3.20) because d-link has removed it from their site :(

    Can anyone recommend a decent router? I'm considering trying one of
    Netgear or Linksys' offerings.
     
    Chris Unitt, Aug 31, 2004
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    sded Guest

    Try firmware 3.43. It fixed most of the DI-614+ rev b problems I had-works
    pretty well now both as a WAP and as a router.

    snip
     
    sded, Aug 31, 2004
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  3. Chris Unitt

    Chris Guest

    Hi sded,
    Cheers for that, I didn't know there was a version higher than 3.35
    because that’s the only version available from the UK site:
    http://tinyurl.com/5c8zp

    I'm a bit sceptical about downloading the US firmware. Are the US and UK
    versions of the firmware the same or are they tailored for the specific
    country the router is in?


    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
    Chris, Aug 31, 2004
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  4. Chris Unitt

    Chris Unitt Guest

    Hi sded,
    Cheers for that, I didn't know there was a version higher than 3.35
    because that’s the only version available from the UK site:
    http://tinyurl.com/5c8zp

    I'm a bit sceptical about downloading the US firmware. Are the US and UK
    versions of the firmware the same or are they tailored for the specific
    country the router is in?


    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
    Chris Unitt, Aug 31, 2004
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    surf_dude Guest

    I had a DI-614+ and it was crap. Big problems with emule, winmx etc. and
    other p2p programs maintaining many connections. Reboots and lockups. Tryed
    new firmware, old firmware, all had problems. Junk.

    Got a Netgear MR814v2 at Fry's for < $10 after rebates and all problems are
    now gone.

    SD
     
    surf_dude, Sep 4, 2004
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    Black Shuck Guest

    I would steer clear of both Netgear and Linksys, and their products are
    a bit Hit and Miss (some good, some bad), and the firmware goes through
    good/bad stages, and are still quite buggy. This also applies to Belkin.

    One of the very few routers with decent reliability are Draytek, you
    have to pay a bit more thou... I have a 2600WE and it simply works
    never drops connections, works fine with everything I throw at it. I
    think there is a newer model now, the 2900G It had some firmware issues
    initially, but I beleieve it's settled down now..
     
    Black Shuck, Sep 4, 2004
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