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D-Link DIR-L1900 AC1900 High Performance Mesh Wi-Fi Router 3000 sq ft Coverage $99.97 (YMMV?)

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[Costco] D-Link DIR-L1900 AC1900 High Performance Mesh Wi-Fi Router 3000 sq ft Coverage $99.97 (YMMV?)

1570 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X 1L4



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Thx OP, bought 10! 😥
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friends don't let friends buy d-link router.
The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Usenet
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Dec 3, 2007
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Tried it. Returned it. Cuts out a lot and generally unreliable.
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bogolisk wrote: friends don't let friends buy d-link router.
d-link does have good hardware, but their firmware sucks. I would only buy a d-link router if there is dd-wrt firmware for that model available.
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Reasonable effort, but this dated device was never quite good enough.
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The Qi charger is a good deal if it includes the ac adapter
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A little off off-topic. Is there an idiot's guide on how to set up a mesh system without a speed hit? Is that even possible? I'm thinking of installing a mesh system at my inlaws who live in an older but larger fully concrete building. I had bad experiences with wifi extenders and speeds were always dismal.
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bogolisk wrote: friends don't let friends buy d-link router.
Where were you like 2 years ago??? I really needed a friend... then bought a d-link dir882. Worst purchase ever
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sheyenne wrote: A little off off-topic. Is there an idiot's guide on how to set up a mesh system without a speed hit? Is that even possible? I'm thinking of installing a mesh system at my inlaws who live in an older but larger fully concrete building. I had bad experiences with wifi extenders and speeds were always dismal.
Look for a mesh system that allows a hardwired backhaul.
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sheyenne wrote: A little off off-topic. Is there an idiot's guide on how to set up a mesh system without a speed hit? Is that even possible? I'm thinking of installing a mesh system at my inlaws who live in an older but larger fully concrete building. I had bad experiences with wifi extenders and speeds were always dismal.
probably worth checking if amazon discount the eero system during prime day. heard good things about google wifi and eero systems. I would not run network cable in inlaws house...
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Honest question. What is wrong with DLink?

What's a good brand? Linksys, TP Link, Asus, Netgear? Considering price/value as well.
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I bought a few Dlink products before, they all broken now, bad quality, low performance
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kenchau wrote: Honest question. What is wrong with DLink?

What's a good brand? Linksys, TP Link, Asus, Netgear? Considering price/value as well.
I've always had a good experience with Asus.
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Got this in a pinch a couple weeks ago when my old router died. Will be returning once I find a better alternative.

Problems I'm having are:
- 2 work laptops running on VPNs have trouble connecting first thing in the morning. The first would connect almost right away after turning on and keying in my credentials in the VPN credentials entry pop-up, while the second one would take anywhere between 5 minutes to half hour for the credentials pop-up to appear after frantically clicking connect connect connect, wi-fi off/on/off/on, laptop shut down/restart over and over.
- 2 of my older tablets wouldn't connect no matter what I do, even after a factory reset of the tablet.

D-Link helpdesk was no help either. Took my info and passed it to "L2" tech. L2 tech called back the next day, asked me a few questions, and basically said the tablets that wouldn't connect are likely too old running on old tech (even though they connected fine on other routers via WPA/WPA2), and running 2 laptops via VPN connecting to the same host will always have problems even with other brands' routers (no problems before when they were running through my Netgear when it was working).

Hoping I'll find something next week during Prime Day.
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bogolisk wrote: friends don't let friends buy d-link router.
correction, D-link wireless routers

'Friends don't let friends buy d-link wireless router'

their wire routers n switches are solid

kenchau wrote: Honest question. What is wrong with DLink?

What's a good brand? Linksys, TP Link, Asus, Netgear? Considering price/value as well.
I personally like Netgear for reliability, none of my netgear stuff die on me yet (tho their gui does need some serious work)
ASUS if you want to customize firmware and other stuff and they do perform very well but I got 2 dead Asus wireless router sitting around right now. (RTN16 n AC68u)
TP-link wireless router is just good bang for buck, but most of the TP link I've seen dun last beyond year 3
1x Zoomer $45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido $45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
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Shininggg wrote: Where were you like 2 years ago??? I really needed a friend... then bought a d-link dir882. Worst purchase ever
If you're technically inclined,
Just install OpenWrt firmware.
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Warlock wrote: If you're technically inclined,
Just install OpenWrt firmware.
I did a year ago, but the builds were nowhere stable enough. Maybe I should check it out again

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