Cant reccomend these routers enough !! I have two, and just got one for my parents. After having tried this side-by-side with a Netgear DG834GT (which uses the same chipset) I can honestly say that on my broadband line, the D-Link wins.
Easy-to-use web-based interface gives easy access to all the features and stats, so novice or advanced users should both be comfortable with using it.
Best of all, its compatable with DMT and Routerstats Lite, for tweaking and being able to monitor your broadband lines performance.
I was given this router from TalkTalk (An ISP that I would never recommend either), and I have had nothing but trouble with this router. One of the main problems I have had, is that it really does not like my BlackBerry 8120. Every time I connect via Wi-Fi, it cuts out, and automatically re-boots its self, therefore I cannot use my BlackBerry with it. Another problem I have had is that it also does not like my small home server. It cuts out at various points for what seems like no reason. Another small thing is that it does not support VPN links, which I miss being able to do, as it allows me to control my server from further afield when doing things such as freelance web development.
Overall, I am quite disappointed with this router, and I am glad that I am no longer using it.
I was given a DSL-2640U router as a gift. It worked sporadically, with the power going off and on.
I contacted D-LINK support, who told me they would not honour the warranty unless I told them which shop I bought it from. They said from the serial number it was from the Middle East, but they arent sure. I contacted the Middle East and after a lengthy wait, was just referred back to my own region again.
D-LINK support dont care. They now dont answer e-mails or support tickets at all. Once you have the product, the support is worthless.
I know the power supply is working, but what they told me is that the power supply is the weakest link and is NOT UNDER WARRANTY and will cost as much as half a new router. So they know they wont have to pay for any power supply problems! How sneaky is that.!
This is the second time I am submitting this review If it does not make it to publication I shall be screaming on face book etc not to trust Broadband Buyer reviews.
After about a year of use this router has “died” the whole of the ADSL (broadband) side is dead.
The state of the wireless is unknown (I don’t have any wireless devices at the moment).
I am left with a network hub/switch because that’s all that works.
I have tried power off/on and reset button.
The Router died during the recent storms so may have been blown by a lightning strike some distance away. No my house did not suffer any direct hit..
Also it always ran rather hot I guess either the heat or lightning killed it.
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Ive had this router a year now and the ADSL modem side has just died.
So all I have now is a network switch.
I probably died because EITHER it overheated (it was always like a hot brick) OR it was susceptible to lightning strikes and no the house did not suffer a direct hit.
Im not going to replace with this make.
The operation for most home users seem fine but this is marketed as a higher end router which at that level is does have some shortcomings. Heres a few that Dlink dont let you know about.
1) DDNS yes it supports it but only 2 suppliers and it supports only basic DNS name, there's no MX (for email services) or Wildcard options.
2) Port forwarding - it works but you seem to have to reboot the router everytime to get it to work properly.
3) Port forwarding with port address translation (PAT) where external port x is changed to internal port y. This seems to be supported but after 2 days I still could not get it to work.
4) Documentation - both the manual on the CDrom and the website appear to be for V1 but the unit has V4 firmware thus a number of the configuration pages are either different to the manual or or not included.
5) QOS no documentation for the config of advance QOS and the simple QOS rules on my router failed with an error.
I received this router free with talktalks broadband/telephony deal three days ago. I was using a BT Voyager 2500V on BTs option 3 previously. The DSL 2640 was up and ready in minutes. I didnt bother with the CD, as one of the previous commentators mentioned, just point your browser at 192.168.1.1 and use the intuitive menu system.
There has been an improvement in download speed over the 2500V. The diagnostics showed about 6.7Mbps on the 2500V and Im reading 8.1Mbps on the DSL 2640. As well as hardwired PCs (2) and a printer, the wireless performs very well too. Ive got it hooked up to four laptops, a PS3 and a Nokia N95 8GB. Excellent/VG signal strength around the house and no disconnections so far.
It is a very neat looking, compact piece of kit and it doesnt generate a great deal of heat either, unlike some of the routers Ive used.
Overall, I am very happy with the product and feel it deserves five stars.
Just bought a DSL-2640B to replace a D-Link DSL-G624M that had terminally overheated after two years of excellent service and I am well impressed. Excellent interface, easy to set up (dont bother with the bundled CD, just point your browser at 192.168.1.1), fast and reliable. Oozes quality and looks well-made. Given how cheap it is, you cant get any better than this!
Excellent fit and forget router. Easy to set up and sorts itself out with minimal fuss.
Im using it to connect 2 wired pcs, 1 wired xbox, 1 wireless xbox, 1 wireless laptop and 2 psp's to the web and each other. Recommended.
Only downside is no vertical stand but not a huge problem.
Very easy to set up and I am an IT phobe! Have been using a Netgear DG384 (silver) for years and not getting full performance, now I am 8meg all the way what a difference that makes. I am yet to try it with voice protocol but I am assured that it will work well on one line.
The wireless range is great working all round the house and garden. Looks neat and would highly recommend for the money.
I’ve had this router for about a week now. It was purchased to replace a failing 2 year old ZyXEL router so I was looking for something cheap. At £35, you probably won’t get much cheaper that this. What you get for your money is a fully featured, great performing router, with an easy to use administrator interface.
The overall finish of the router is good. Although well made, it feels like costs £35 but don’t let that put you off. The router is small and discrete.
I have a number of wireless devices in the house, Laptops, Linux desktops, Wii etc. All work without fault. I had an issue with the wireless strength of the unit but this seemed to be resolved when I specified the wireless channel to use, instead of using auto scanning. There are a number of wireless hotspots from surrounding residential areas so something may have been conflicting.
Great service from BBB, ordered 3pm, arrived 9am the next day.
Brilliant product. So easy to set up and use. Looks much better than most on the market. Brilliant parental controls which are easy to set up and use from the product interface. Cannot fault it at all. So cheap for what you get.