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[Costco] Costco DIR-L1900 mesh Wi-Fi router 39.97

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Jul 3, 2013
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[Costco] Costco DIR-L1900 mesh Wi-Fi router 39.97

Saw the Dlink router at Costco for 39.97 at NE Calgary
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Feb 3, 2019
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A rfd member since 2013 and you write a post like this.....no item number...no pictures....on top of that....it's d-link. Friends don't let friends buy d-link
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Oct 7, 2009
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Toronto
Dislike how you grill the OP.
He mentioned price as well as model number in the tile.
May be not the best post, but not a newbie post either
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Newbie
Feb 28, 2017
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Red on Red crime... Neutral FacePensive Face. C'mon, hug it out.
Newbie
Aug 12, 2019
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Buy two and create a decent mesh wifi for $80. Not bad!
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Apr 26, 2006
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Friends don’t let friends buy D-link wireless routers.
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Nov 16, 2020
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I bought this when it was 99.97 clearance and it was hot crap. I tried creating a mesh and it didn’t work. Plus it randomly dropped. At 39.97 I bet you no one is rushing to buy this
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Sep 27, 2008
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Wouldn't touch D-Link. Asus routers are well worth the money.
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Mar 31, 2006
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Edmonton
Jackji wrote: A rfd member since 2013 and you write a post like this.....no item number...no pictures....on top of that....it's d-link. Friends don't let friends buy d-link
fluidmax wrote: Friends don’t let friends buy D-link wireless routers.
rainor94 wrote: Wouldn't touch D-Link. Asus routers are well worth the money.
What happened with D-Link? I bought a D-Link router 15 years ago and it worked flawlessly for many years. What went wrong with D-Link?
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Feb 23, 2017
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macthehoser wrote: What happened with D-Link? I bought a D-Link router 15 years ago and it worked flawlessly for many years. What went wrong with D-Link?
It was fine at first for me too... and then every time my internet connection would begin to D-link. Eventually I got tired of D-link with that brand so I sought an Asustable alternative.
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Dec 13, 2005
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Yeah I have a D-Link that was a nightmare for the first 6 months because the firmware wasn't mature yet. It's fine now but it was a waste of time during that period.
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Apr 27, 2007
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hanzala27 wrote: It was fine at first for me too... and then every time my internet connection would begin to D-link. Eventually I got tired of D-link with that brand so I sought an Asustable alternative.
All these comments make me nervous but I just got a D-link mesh COVR 3902 and honestly been pretty good for now. Pretty dated hardware but much more reliable now. I'm just on the fence on maybe returning it and swapping for an ASUS router. But I might just keep it and see how long it lasts. Don't game with it just work, video calls etc and its been pretty good I have to say....
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I dont know how D-Link can survive their router business. I bought a D-Link router 15 years ago and just did not work out of box, I bought another one a few years later and I dont recall what the issue was but I returned it. And from what everyone is saying here they havent gotten their act together.

It seems D-Link release criteria is, Does the green light come on? If Yes, ship it, if it's Red, change the light to Green.

The OP put in a model number, price and where to buy it. Good enough IMO, agree with jigs787 about the grilling, the comment from Jack was overkill and unnecessary, except the Friends dont let friends buy D-Link Smiling Face With Open Mouth.
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Apr 11, 2006
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I still don't understand the hate on for D-Link.

I've used various D-Link routers for years and never an issue.

I only use an Eero mesh system now because I wanted something compact that I can just plug into a hallway outlet for a clean look.

I would say user error, but I know there's a lot of RFD folks that are a lot more knowledgeable than me with respect to networking and technology, so it can't be user error. Chalk it up to luck of the draw I guess.
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May 20, 2008
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Toronto
adavidso wrote: Yeah I have a D-Link that was a nightmare for the first 6 months because the firmware wasn't mature yet. It's fine now but it was a waste of time during that period.
If you bothered to update firmware, why not update to mature open source firmware like Openwrt, dd-wrt etc.?

In general, I think it's a good idea to check if a router is supported by open source community. If not, it's not worth buying IMO. This router is not supported, so it's a pass for me.
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jigz787 wrote: Dislike how you grill the OP.
He mentioned price as well as model number in the tile.
May be not the best post, but not a newbie post either
gotta agree

We want deals too save a buck or too but were complaining how its presented to us?

Its like complaining how you don't like the way a free meal is arranged on your plate. No one would -post with that kind of encouragement!

Its costco, not a scammer seller market,...its costco. The best deals are always instore anyway and he mentioned where he found it.

This was also posted for 100 bucks ymmv back in oct
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kenchau wrote: I would say user error, but I know there's a lot of RFD folks that are a lot more knowledgeable than me with respect to networking and technology, so it can't be user error. Chalk it up to luck of the draw I guess.
I bought this exact (OP's) router (from Costco too). It's worked for a couple of days then auto-upgraded its fw from 1.0 to 1.1. Then promptly committed suicide. The only way to recover it was to do a factory-reset. But since, every time I tried to save a config setting, it would just died and required a factory reset. Of course, it went right back to costco.
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Sep 27, 2008
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macthehoser wrote: What happened with D-Link? I bought a D-Link router 15 years ago and it worked flawlessly for many years. What went wrong with D-Link?
This is how often D-Link releases firmware/security updates (for the router in this deal):
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This is how often my Asus RT-AC68U from 2015 gets updates:
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Asus updating the firmware consistently for almost 6 years at this point fixing bugs, new security vulnerabilities and adding features shows they stand behind their product. D-Link will release whatever buggy garbage they have, might work well for a bit, might die after a year, who knows. They don't care, they just want you to jump on the next cheap router.
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lead wrote: gotta agree

We want deals too save a buck or too but were complaining how its presented to us?

Its like complaining how you don't like the way a free meal is arranged on your plate. No one would -post with that kind of encouragement!

Its costco, not a scammer seller market,...its costco. The best deals are always instore anyway and he mentioned where he found it.
I don't disagree. However I missed the old days of RFD when every single hot-deals post was a work of...huh... love! with picture, link, price and link to reviews.
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