So when I saw a sale/rebate offer from CompUSA on D-Link's DI-624M SuperG router, I was jazzed. You see, I have a Netgear WGR-614v3 at home, and it has been hanging up every few days, requiring power cycle to clear. So needless to say, I figured I was due for a replacement, and twenty bones PLUS what I thought would be D-Link's solid equipment EQUALS Jim purchasing it.
So I picked one up ($59 bucks pre-rebates) and got cranking on it. Rather than actually try to write it out in an interesting fashion, I'll simply enumerate what went down:
Plug in unit - run through wizard.
upon reboot - it never comes back (solid yellow status light).
pull power - wait standard slow 10 count - replug.
it does not come back - start to worry.
pull power for 5 minutes - it comes back.
figure it might need new firmware - upgrade to newest firmware - reboot.
it does not come back. do the 5 minute wait again. it comes back.
Firware load has wiped settings. Reload - uh-oh it needs a reboot again - it does not come back.
do the 5 minute cool-down-dance. It comes back.
The unit now functions as an wired router, and it only took me 45 minutes - fantastic.
OK, now lets setup the wireless.
NO WPA-PSK setup will allow any devices to connect to the unit. I have literally dozens of different computers/PDAs/Wiis at my disposal, and I could not get ANY of them to connect with WPA-PSK.
This unit is a turd - return it. get replacement.
this one did not give me any of the problems with the reboots. HOWEVER I still had the exact same WPA-PSK issues. OK I'm done.
thank goodness CompUSA has a nice return policy. Although I didn't really appreciate the highschooler/sales associate trying to educate me on how these devices work. Regardless, I returned the second one.
I picked up a WGR-614v7 for 40 bucks (no rebates) and all is well now.
During the first DI-624M I put in a support request on the D-Link site. Their response was quick, but boiler-plate - meaning it did not answer my questions, but gave me the stock answers they give to grandmothers who can't configure their new inter-watcha-callit.
I'm just wondering if this is a known issue with this product, or If I just had bad luck...