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Author Topic: R15 What I like and Don't..so far  (Read 246 times)

sh0nuff

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R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:44:16 PM »

First let me say I am glad to be part of the UAT group for the R15 and I really appreciate D-Link offering it and providing me with the product for testing etc..

First sight:
I really liked the product box, it was attractive.
Pulling the tray out of the product box, my first look at the router also was attractive. It is a good looking router.
That being said, when holding it in my hands it feels cheap, but I think the price point is spot on for that and it reflects it.

Likes:
Eagle Pro AI setup was easy!
Manual Setup was easy!
The UI is clean and fairly easy to navigate.
It has most of the capabilities that you would expect (see dislikes)
The wireless range on the router seems rather good, it is beating out my Linksys WRT 3200ACM and NetGear RAX20 (see dislikes)
I like the ability to test the Speed right from the router.
Speed seems to be fine, my speed isn't excitingly fast but I am able to get the speeds I should be able to get.
Video Streaming seems to work just fine.

Dislikes:
Some of the capabilities you might expect on your router such as Firewall are somewhat broken in their current functionality, no ability to select ANY for source or destination, making it difficult to use if you were to set to IPv4 filtering and filter on a permit list as opposed to deny list.
No ability to block ICMP (PING)
Capabilities such as FW rules, Port Forwarding, Parental Control etc. have low limits as to how many you can have.
According to wording Secure DNS is over HTTP as opposed to TLS (could have mean to be HTTPS but left off the S?)
The logging seems poor, logs are not categorized by type and or are not stored for very long locally - logs must be saved and downloaded to view as opposed to having a log viewer on the device.
While the wifi does do a better job on coverage then my two other routers it however still has problems covering my house which is only 1400SF. The house is very old and has very thick walls, which may be part of the issue.
There are issues while connected to the Router UI and changing a page where it will say the device is not found, after clicking again the page or option will pull up.
The Wifi Connectivity drops and comes back moments later (most of the time)
Sometimes the SSID will disappear for a time, if I reboot my client I can pick the SSID up again but am unable to connect, rebooting the Router fixes the issue.
The only option for VPN is L2TP over IPSec.
No integration with VPN solutions like ExpressVPN or NORDVPN with connection switching or kill switch.

So this is what I have so far, I will add to this list as I continue to use the router.






« Last Edit: September 01, 2021, 01:48:39 PM by sh0nuff »
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sh0nuff

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Re: R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 04:24:36 AM »

Update: I have purchased a second R15 to hopefully fix my coverage issue and to test out its mesh capabilities.
Looks like it will be here early next week, I will post an update when I get it setup and try it out.
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FurryNutz

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Re: R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 09:41:37 AM »

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Re: R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 11:55:40 AM »

Second R15 in setup as Mesh (extender) took just minutes and everything appears to be functioning as expected.
Overall it was very simple and quick.
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Re: R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 04:03:57 PM »

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Re: R15 What I like and Don't..so far
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 02:19:57 PM »

@sh0nuff Did you try the beta firmware that disables ICMP? Just curious how it ran for you.
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