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Title: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: Austinbike on January 24, 2014, 12:57:30 PM
Any advice on these?  I have been running 1.04 FW and battling some connectivity issues with my internet provider.

Any input on whether either of these could help?  The release notes look fairly cosmetic, I need to know if there is anything about connectivity that could be helped. 
Title: Re: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: FurryNutz on January 24, 2014, 01:02:48 PM
I've got mine loaded w 1.06 however didnt' know there was a v1.07. Oy vay. Hard to keep up.  :o
I wouldn't think FW upgrade will fix your ISP...

Any status here? or was this fixed?
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=57134.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=57134.0)

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations

Router and Wired Configurations
Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at 192.168.0.1. Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router. Besure to log into the Admin account on the router.
Title: Re: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: Austinbike on January 24, 2014, 02:27:04 PM
Received the returned unit back this week, but trying to catch up from being in Sweden so I might not get it installed before I have to hop on the next plane.  History has taught me that making network changes and leaving town is never a good situation for my wife.
Title: Re: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: FurryNutz on January 24, 2014, 02:28:34 PM
Ya, lets keep things happy at home until you get back and have some time to fiddle with it.  ::)

In meantime, if you can provide some info for the questions presented, this will help give us a better idea of your situation there.  ;)
Title: Re: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: Austinbike on January 25, 2014, 02:32:49 AM
Body time screwed up from sweden so I was up at 4 today.

Put the DAP-1525 back online and tried my standard bandwidth test, copying a 4.3GB HD video file from my server to my notebook.

Direct to the server (DIR-868L on the other side of the house): ~5.2MB/s
DAP-1525 (factory fresh): ~5.8MB/s
DAP-1525 (updated firmware to 1.02): ~5.2MB/s
DIR-655: ~10MB/s

i think we are done messing with this.  It's a piece of crap.  Maybe if I need a spot for connectivity that doesn't matter I'll pull it out, but, seriously, it was such a time waste and a terrible product that I should have returned it when I had a chance instead of spending so much time trying to troubleshoot it.
Title: Re: 1.06 and 1.07 firmware
Post by: FurryNutz on January 25, 2014, 08:19:14 AM
Funny, I never saw those speeds when I tested my 868L, I'm seeing 10mb on Reads on my Mac Book Pro on 2.4Ghz. Upwards of 20Mb on 5Ghz.

What Rev is your 655?

You still haven't answered or given feed back for the questions presented. It's hard for us to get a better idea with out a bit more information. Helps us to give better suggestions too.

If your travel is interfering with your person then i would presume that maybe some of your testing would not be as accurate if your tired. Also distances can play a role in speeds. Most testing is done with in 6-15 feet. Also other near by WiFi and the use of same channels will impact speed testing. I do all my testing with ALL devices and radios turned off. I use one PC or Laptop, the router and a wired PC server or NAS for READ and WRITE operations. Check for open channels, 1, 6 or 11 is preferred. If your in a WiFi congested area, then the lowering of the power output of the radios may need to be used. Managing Signal Congestion (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=53228.0) and Good Neighbour Policy (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=10634.0)

Also testing with HT20/40Mhz Co-existence will impact results as well. I prefer to use this option OFF.

I'm going to presume that your results are not valid and your claims to this product are the same for now. Theres to many variables here that are giving false positives.