Originally Posted by MARQUISDARQUIS
I've had very good experience with my D-Link DI624 Xtreme G (104).
Installation was a snap, good coverage throughout the house. Got the combo package (unfortunately no longer available) with the matching PCMCIA card, great price and a rebate on both to boot. Just got the wireless print server. First one had problems (it had loose parts inside before I started installation) but second one was a snap to install as well.
The model I had problems with DI-524
I maintained a web server behind this router which gets light to moderate traffic spread throughout the day.
My connection is basic DSL 768 download /128 upload
I know I can't expect much from my upload speeds, but when the web server gets hit with a large file download from a client the DI-524 did not know how to allocate bandwidth "upload" to more than 1 connection. Which means that my web browsing, e-mail, and other Internet use is stopped until that file transfer is done. Ping to gateway while this transfer is ongoing is around 4,000 ms which is enough to stop all traffic.
My job while I worked with SMC was to find problems like this in upcoming new products and suggest a firmware fix to the developers. I called DLInk to advise and offer my help, but was disappointed to find that my offer to help was not taken seriously, and was even told to return the router without the added suggestion to get another model DLink.
I will give credit to DLink for maintaining a support crew not outsourced to another country. I believe that other companies who have recenty outsourced tech support and customer service jobs will eventually return.