Rated 1.7 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Rogerdl Good product, but 2 major firmware problems
Reliable, fast, and easy to manage.
2 major problems:
1) DHCP IP address reservation function does not work well. The checked box is consistently un-checked by system itself.
2) When the router is powerred off and powered-on, all devices who were already on the network before do not show up in the DHCP IP address list immediately. I have to power off each network device and power it back on to get devices registered with this router. In older models, it is not necessary to power on-and-off devices; the router will automatically re-issue IP address to all already-on network devices.
May 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Chiefeda Intermittenly Drops Internet Connection
I really like D-Link routers. However, this one has caused problems with intermittently dropping internet connection. I had my ISP replace the modem and checked every thing I could with the service provider. I have connected the router to another service provider and computer system and it still is dropping the internet connection. I was happy with it for about 12 months. Will be looking for a different router for my home wireless network.
January 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DiomedesIV Avoid this Router - Poor Quality
Installed first DIR-865L 04-30-13; router WAN port failed 07-08-13 and a replacement sent.
Installed second DIR-865L 07-30-13; router WAN port failed 12-29-13.
12-30-13 Tech support agent and was advised need to upgrade to DIR-868L and for me to call RMA and request "Replace Product to a better one".
This will be the third DIR-865L installed in less than 8 months.
DIR-865L is not a good product, the WAN port consistently fails, and as I read other reviews, I find I'm not alone with this problem.
December 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Damian Failed after 14 months
The port used to connect the cable modem to the router failed after 14 months rendering the unit useless.
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Ross Range no where near as good as my old Netgear G Router
Intermittent - keeps dropping out. Only works when sitting in same room. Not built for purpose. Cannot access wi-fi from previously accessible points in home. Now have to go through expense of range extender/repeaters, or purchase a new Router. Do not recommend this product.
September 14, 2013