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Title: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on January 09, 2015, 01:14:17 PM
This thread is in regards to what users would like to request DLink to review and consider adding features to the routers FW and operation. Also this thread includes any reports of bugs that are re-producible, that should be reviewed by DLink seen bythat should be reviewed by DLink seen by us users. Please be detailed, concise and tactful when posting the requests and bug details.

Do not arbitrarily post defects or bugs here. Before reporting concerns about defects or bugs, please ensure that troubleshooting of the problem has been thoroughly completed before posting a problem about defects. Not all issues are a defect or bug related. Let other users help you troubleshoot the problem first before posting here. Post your initial concerns or problems in the forums first before posting here. Many issues seen are not bugs. Inappropriate content will be removed.

Demanding anything will not get us anything. There are no guarantees.

Please keep other subjects, topics and questions to other threads and posts. This thread is just a central list of Features and Bugs for review by DLink.

If you like, you can PM me your list and details and I will add them to a list I've started here.  ;)


FEATURE REQUESTS:
Example: 1. Add router web page timeout options. (Would help to disable this when working with users in making operations in a slow manor or for those who like to keep the routers page open there browsers for a long period of time.)


BUGS:
Example: 1. At 24 MAC entries it said "You cannot add more rules because the table is full. " Need to find out if this is a defect if other rules are not set up in the pool or if there is an actual limitation on setting up the amount of MAC entries you can have.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: pure_energy1 on January 20, 2015, 06:00:19 PM

I just purchased and setup my DIR-890L (HW:A1 - FW:1.00) today and noticed several bugs and surprisingly missing features.

- Parental Controls / Schedule: (BUG) - I have set a "Bed time" schedule and encountered several issues.
 * The schedule does not allow to de-select hours once already high-lighted, requiring to delete the schedule and start over. Tried different browsers to validate it was not a browser issue (Chrome and Firefox)
 * The highlighted area of the schedule should indicate FUNCTIONAL time, not DOWN time, or should allow you to define what the highlighted area means.

- Parental Controls / multiple devices: (BROKEN)
 * When enabling Parental controls for a connected client, it renders any other clients assigned to the same schedule to "ALWAYS-OFF". We should be able to assign the same schedule to multiple connected clients. As it is I have had to disable parental controls pending a fix.
 * When Parental Controls are enabled on a client, the schedule always indicates "ALWAYS OFF" even if a schedule is applied.
    ie: apply schedule "Bed Time", SAVE, logout and back in; viewing client shows "ALWAYS OFF" schedule being applied.

- System Logs: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * No way to view logs without a syslog server???
 * If/when logs are viewable from the console, we should be able to set detail level of logs (ie: alerts only, all, etc)
 * We should be able to view what load each client is putting upon the network and their respective traffic.

* Connected Clients:  (MISSING FEATURE)
 * There should be some way to view/manage disconnected clients. As it is one must wait for the client to connect to the network to manage it.
 * There should be a way to view what frequency each client is connected to at any given time. ie: wires, 2.4ghz, 5.0ghz(1), 5.0ghz(2)

WiFi / SmartConnect: (MISSING FEATURE or BUG?)
 * When using SmartConnect there doesn't seem to be a way to force a specific WiFi channel. Does SmartConnect automatically choose the least busy channel? Either way we should be able to specify the channel even when using SmartConnect.

mydlink lite / Notifications: (BUG)
 * We should have the option to only send notification when a new / previously unknown device connects. As it is, every time any user (wired or wifi) joins the network a notification is sent. My email box is flooded after several reboots while struggling with the schedule issue above.
 * Notifications don't show the manually entered given names, only the original/oem/hardware names.

Website filter: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * We should be able to filter/block sites to specific clients. As it is any web filters apply to the whole network community.


I think there is more but can't think of it right now...
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on January 21, 2015, 07:44:56 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)


Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations

PC Web Browser Configurations
What browser are you using?
Try Opera or FF? If IE 8, 9, 10 or 11, set compatibility mode and test again.
Disable any security browser Add-ons like No Script and Ad-Block or configure them to allow All Pages when connected to the router.
Clear all browser caches.
Be sure to log into the Admin account on the router.
Try turning off these features in Chrome:
Top right corner, little bars for options > Settings > Settings (on left) > Show advanced settings.
Uncheck these:
Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
Predict network actions to improve page load performance
Enable phishing and malware protection

Thank you for your feed back and details on what your experiencing.

When you are selecting a time frame, to de-select, are you highlighting the same selected area to remove the time frame with the mouse cursor to remove the highlighted section?

Some features may or may not be supported on these newer model routers as seen before with older generation routers. These routers are classified as home class routers and seem to be designed around a more simplified UI and use for the average home users. I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. Express your desire and request that the features be added. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.



I just purchased and setup my DIR-890L (HW:A1 - FW:1.00) today and noticed several bugs and surprisingly missing features.

- Parental Controls / Schedule: (BUG) - I have set a "Bed time" schedule and encountered several issues.
 * The schedule does not allow to de-select hours once already high-lighted, requiring to delete the schedule and start over. Tried different browsers to validate it was not a browser issue (Chrome and Firefox)
 * The highlighted area of the schedule should indicate FUNCTIONAL time, not DOWN time, or should allow you to define what the highlighted area means.

- Parental Controls / multiple devices: (BROKEN)
 * When enabling Parental controls for a connected client, it renders any other clients assigned to the same schedule to "ALWAYS-OFF". We should be able to assign the same schedule to multiple connected clients. As it is I have had to disable parental controls pending a fix.
 * When Parental Controls are enabled on a client, the schedule always indicates "ALWAYS OFF" even if a schedule is applied.
    ie: apply schedule "Bed Time", SAVE, logout and back in; viewing client shows "ALWAYS OFF" schedule being applied.

- System Logs: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * No way to view logs without a syslog server???
 * If/when logs are viewable from the console, we should be able to set detail level of logs (ie: alerts only, all, etc)
 * We should be able to view what load each client is putting upon the network and their respective traffic.

* Connected Clients:  (MISSING FEATURE)
 * There should be some way to view/manage disconnected clients. As it is one must wait for the client to connect to the network to manage it.
 * There should be a way to view what frequency each client is connected to at any given time. ie: wires, 2.4ghz, 5.0ghz(1), 5.0ghz(2)

WiFi / SmartConnect: (MISSING FEATURE or BUG?)
 * When using SmartConnect there doesn't seem to be a way to force a specific WiFi channel. Does SmartConnect automatically choose the least busy channel? Either way we should be able to specify the channel even when using SmartConnect.

mydlink lite / Notifications: (BUG)
 * We should have the option to only send notification when a new / previously unknown device connects. As it is, every time any user (wired or wifi) joins the network a notification is sent. My email box is flooded after several reboots while struggling with the schedule issue above.
 * Notifications don't show the manually entered given names, only the original/oem/hardware names.

Website filter: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * We should be able to filter/block sites to specific clients. As it is any web filters apply to the whole network community.


I think there is more but can't think of it right now...
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: pure_energy1 on January 21, 2015, 09:25:52 AM
Well, unfortunately I ended up returning the DIR-890L today. I was ready to live with the aforementioned bugs and missing features for a while until a new firmware release, however...

Last night I left my WiFi zone for a few hours. Upon return my Samsung Note 4 and Samsung TAB S were unable to rejoin the network no matter what I did. Both devices have 802.11AC capabilities. They both would try to obtain an IP address and eventually fail with an AP is inaccessible error.
- I rebooted the router, and restarted both devices, forgot the WiFi networks on both devices, and even disabled the Dlink SmartConnect and rebooted again, to no avail, and ended up having to replace the DIR-890L with my old DIR-655 to restore connectivity to all devices.

It's unfortunate. I had high hopes for this router. However I think D-Link jumped the gun and released an untested router onto consumers with a very buggy firmware which in my case rendered it too troublesome to deal with. This router has some potential provided that the bugs are resolved and features are added. The Firmware is too simplistic for such an capable router.

FurryNutz,
To address some of your questions.
- I listed the firmware and hardware versions in my original post. HW version A1. Firmware v1.00 is the only one available at this time for this router.
- Located in Canada.
- Was both wired and wirelessly connected.
- Was connected to a Cable modem.
- Cable modem is a Thomson DCM475.

however the issues I outlined bare no weight on those specifics, as they are clearly firmware bugs.

With regards to the schedule timeframes... Yes I tried selecting the previous selection, selecting individual boxes, and many variations of mouse clicks.

Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on January 21, 2015, 09:43:04 AM
Do you remember if you set up the SSID names to be different on each radio or were they the same?

What Rev DIR-655 did you get?

You could add on a AC class D-Link model DAP to the 655 for AC wireless if you need to. D-Link has a DAP-1625 that you could connect.
http://us.dlink.com/products/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/wireless-ac1200-dual-band-gigabit-range-extender/ (http://us.dlink.com/products/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/wireless-ac1200-dual-band-gigabit-range-extender/)

If you need any help with the DIR-655, please post over on the DIR-655 forum thread.

Sorry the 890L didn't work out for you. I'll pass this along to D-Link for review.

Update: D-Link has been made aware of this issue and is under review.  ;)

Thank you.

Well, unfortunately I ended up returning the DIR-890L today. I was ready to live with the aforementioned bugs and missing features for a while until a new firmware release, however...

Last night I left my WiFi zone for a few hours. Upon return my Samsung Note 4 and Samsung TAB S were unable to rejoin the network no matter what I did. Both devices have 802.11AC capabilities. They both would try to obtain an IP address and eventually fail with an AP is inaccessible error.
- I rebooted the router, and restarted both devices, forgot the WiFi networks on both devices, and even disabled the Dlink SmartConnect and rebooted again, to no avail, and ended up having to replace the DIR-890L with my old DIR-655 to restore connectivity to all devices.

It's unfortunate. I had high hopes for this router. However I think D-Link jumped the gun and released an untested router onto consumers with a very buggy firmware which in my case rendered it too troublesome to deal with. This router has some potential provided that the bugs are resolved and features are added. The Firmware is too simplistic for such an capable router.

FurryNutz,
To address some of your questions.
- I listed the firmware and hardware versions in my original post. HW version A1. Firmware v1.00 is the only one available at this time for this router.
- Located in Canada.
- Was both wired and wirelessly connected.
- Was connected to a Cable modem.
- Cable modem is a Thomson DCM475.

however the issues I outlined bare no weight on those specifics, as they are clearly firmware bugs.

With regards to the schedule timeframes... Yes I tried selecting the previous selection, selecting individual boxes, and many variations of mouse clicks.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 02, 2015, 04:36:01 PM
Feature Request:
Added 02/02/2015
1. Autofill detected IP address when reserving addresses to be editable instead of having a blank box.

Bugs:
Added 02/02/2015
1. MS Xbox game consoles not acquiring a IP address from the router, wired or wireless.

2. Guest zone carries same SSID name as main SSID.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: lore2486 on February 12, 2015, 01:50:56 PM
problem with some apple devices and smart connect causing packet loss. disabling smart connect and changing to 20/40 fixed the issue for me.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 17, 2015, 07:27:13 AM
Thanks for sharing this information.

problem with some apple devices and smart connect causing packet loss. disabling smart connect and changing to 20/40 fixed the issue for me.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: jwhitler on February 21, 2015, 02:37:28 PM
problems with apple iPhone 5s constantly losing connection, having to disable smart connect???
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 21, 2015, 03:37:55 PM
Is Smart Connect enabled? Try disabling it and set up different SSIDs for each radio.
What iOS is loaded on the 5c?

I haven't seen any issues with my iPhone 6P or MBP 2007. I have noticed that after SC was disabled, signal seems better.

problems with apple iPhone 5s constantly losing connection, having to disable smart connect???
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 24, 2015, 07:59:51 AM
With the new v1.03 FW, SC seems to be working better and the problem I found with xbox gaming with DIR-865L/868L bridges is fixed.
Thank you D-Link.  ;D
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on February 27, 2015, 07:15:42 PM
Something I would like to see added is the ability to block certain websites for certain clients only. As it is I can only block websites for all the clients.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 28, 2015, 10:38:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback and request. Will send it on to D-Link for review.

Something I would like to see added is the ability to block certain websites for certain clients only. As it is I can only block websites for all the clients.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: prfram on February 28, 2015, 10:00:46 PM
Confirmed a bug with 1.03 firmware. Some 2.4GHz clients are not seeing the 2.4GHz network even though it is broadcasting with client supported protocols. The work-a-round is to manually enter SSID and password, the client will connect fine. Another work-a-round is to reboot the clients that are not seeing the network.

This bug does not actually effect connectivity of 2.4GHz clients once they are connected. Sample devices that do not see the 2.4GHz SSID at times: D-Link DCS-2330L IP cameras, LG G3 Android phone.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 28, 2015, 10:39:59 PM
>FW Update Process (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42457.0)
Was Smart Connect enabled?
Do the devices connect correctly if SC is disabled?
With SC enabled, temporarily disable WPA security and test those two devices. Do they connect with out issue then? Re-enable after testing.

What security modes are you using?


Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials)


Confirmed a bug with 1.03 firmware. Some 2.4GHz clients are not seeing the 2.4GHz network even though it is broadcasting with client supported protocols. The work-a-round is to manually enter SSID and password, the client will connect fine. Another work-a-round is to reboot the clients that are not seeing the network.

This bug does not actually effect connectivity of 2.4GHz clients once they are connected. Sample devices that do not see the 2.4GHz SSID at times: D-Link DCS-2330L IP cameras, LG G3 Android phone.
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Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 28, 2015, 10:54:56 PM
Any status on this?  ???

problems with apple iPhone 5s constantly losing connection, having to disable smart connect???
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: prfram on February 28, 2015, 11:26:09 PM
Need a bit more info before confirming a bug.

  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
>FW Update Process (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42457.0)
Was Smart Connect enabled?
Do the devices connect correctly if SC is disabled?
With SC enabled, temporarily disable WPA security and test those two devices. Do they connect with out issue then? Re-enable after testing.

What security modes are you using?
li]Any 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz cordless house phones or WiFi APs near by that maybe causing interferences?[/li]
[li]Any other WiFi routers in the area that maybe causing interferences? Link> Use InSSIDer (http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html) to find out. How many? Use v3, its free.[/li][/list]


Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials)


Confirmed a bug with 1.03 firmware. Some 2.4GHz clients are not seeing the 2.4GHz network even though it is broadcasting with client supported protocols. The work-a-round is to manually enter SSID and password, the client will connect fine. Another work-a-round is to reboot the clients that are not seeing the network.

This bug does not actually effect connectivity of 2.4GHz clients once they are connected. Sample devices that do not see the 2.4GHz SSID at times: D-Link DCS-2330L IP cameras, LG G3 Android phone.

Yes factory reset was performed. In all other regards the router is great.

The problem occurs with Smart Connect enabled or disabled. It's not a problem connecting, rather a some 2.4GHz clients don't see the SSID broadcast until the client is rebooted. Or you can manually enter the SSID to connect.

No other interference. The router sits alone on top of a bookshelf. The same place my routers have been sitting for years without issue.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: prfram on March 01, 2015, 10:41:36 PM
One more issue I have been able to reproduce. My router is in AP Mode. Login to router, go to SharePort settings. Enable or disable DLNA server. Click Save and you are prompted to wait for 25 second countdown. However at the end of 25 seconds the connection is rejected. And you are locked out from connecting to the router admin console. Browser shows error server rejected connection. Tried for 10 minutes. Only fix is to power down and restart router.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 02, 2015, 06:54:14 AM
Does this happen in Router mode as well?
What is the Mfr is model if your main host router/NAT? I presume the 890L is connected to another router or DHCP server?
What IP address so you use to access the 890L in AP mode?


One more issue I have been able to reproduce. My router is in AP Mode. Login to router, go to SharePort settings. Enable or disable DLNA server. Click Save and you are prompted to wait for 25 second countdown. However at the end of 25 seconds the connection is rejected. And you are locked out from connecting to the router admin console. Browser shows error server rejected connection. Tried for 10 minutes. Only fix is to power down and restart router.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on March 08, 2015, 01:55:11 PM
I notice the GUI times out while I am in it. It does this after just a few minutes. Not sure if this is a security feature or a bug, but it seems it should not time out that quick or while I am working in it.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2015, 07:35:21 AM
Usually there is a 3 minute time out for security reasons. I presume that if you keep clicking the menus and keep the UI going, it should keep the timer from running out.



I notice the GUI times out while I am in it. It does this after just a few minutes. Not sure if this is a security feature or a bug, but it seems it should not time out that quick or while I am working in it.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 13, 2015, 03:30:20 PM
Ok, I set my DIR-868L up as primary router and had the 890L change over to LAN wired AP mode. I saw it got an IP address as it was listed on the 868L. I was able to access the 890Ls UI  in wired AP mode. I then disabled the SP features which had been enabled while in router mode. I saw the 25 second count down then the browser said it couldn't connect to the IP address I was using. I power cycled the 890L to see if the UI cold be accessed. Still could not be accessed using OSX 10.10.2 and Safari v8.0.3. Probably Safari's cache needed to be cleared. I checked with Opera and I could access the 890Ls UI in AP mode after the power cycle. I then used Opera to re-enable SP features and saved settings. After the count down, Opera could not access the 890Ls UI. I power cycled the 890L and then Opera was able to access the UI. Seem that users will need to power cycle the 890L to re-gain access to the UI until D-Link reviews this and fixes it.

One more issue I have been able to reproduce. My router is in AP Mode. Login to router, go to SharePort settings. Enable or disable DLNA server. Click Save and you are prompted to wait for 25 second countdown. However at the end of 25 seconds the connection is rejected. And you are locked out from connecting to the router admin console. Browser shows error server rejected connection. Tried for 10 minutes. Only fix is to power down and restart router.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: mauz20 on March 27, 2015, 06:31:24 PM
Feature Request

VLAN Support - Our ISP uses VLAN Tagging on fibre connections to determine which port is used for Internet, VOIP or IPTV.  I was selecting among 3 routers with the AC3200 compatibilities and chose this one, which, while I believe it to be the most powerful, unfortunately doesn't have support for VLAN tagging.
As of the moment, I'm using this as an AP and the main router is still the router that I was planning to replace and sell off.
Is it possible to put this feature in?
Thanks!
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 27, 2015, 06:54:59 PM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)

I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.

Feature Request

VLAN Support - Our ISP uses VLAN Tagging on fibre connections to determine which port is used for Internet, VOIP or IPTV.  I was selecting among 3 routers with the AC3200 compatibilities and chose this one, which, while I believe it to be the most powerful, unfortunately doesn't have support for VLAN tagging.
As of the moment, I'm using this as an AP and the main router is still the router that I was planning to replace and sell off.
Is it possible to put this feature in?
Thanks!
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: mauz20 on March 27, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
Thanks for the response. I did give them a call and they didn't know anything about it.
I also send them an email via the support website to have this feature added in but I did not receive a response.
It's either I have to wait for a dd-wrt firmware for this, or I might have to sell it off and get one of the other 2 AC3200 routers :(
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 30, 2015, 09:18:57 AM
I presume that this model router does not support nor will support any VLAN tagging. If the feature were to be added it would be sometime down the road.

I would ask D-Link which model router supports VLAN tagging for use with ISPs. There maybe not a lot of call for that kind of feature in some home class routers.

Good Luck.

Thanks for the response. I did give them a call and they didn't know anything about it.
I also send them an email via the support website to have this feature added in but I did not receive a response.
It's either I have to wait for a dd-wrt firmware for this, or I might have to sell it off and get one of the other 2 AC3200 routers :(
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on April 17, 2015, 10:42:25 AM
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62502.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62502.0)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 11, 2015, 11:25:23 AM
New Features Added- v1.06 B04
*Adding of blank reservations is now available. Just select the button with the (+) symbol to open a blank reservation window under the Clients section.

*For devices with reserved IP addresses that are not actually connected, They will show up as grayed out device icon instead of colored blue, under the clients section. Which can be edited and removed later on if the device is no longer attached, connected or available. Blue color text means the device is active and connected. Gray color text means the device is in-active and not connected to the router.

*Customizable QoS ISP Link speeds now available.

Thank you D-Link.  ;D
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 12, 2015, 10:17:04 AM
Feature requests:
on web interface and app - add firmware version so we can see which version we are on.

are there plans to expand at least the web interface to allow true "manage from anywhere" ability?  Things like firmware updates, backup, reload config, manage QoS, manage dns, manage vpn, etc. As it stands right now, all either app does is give you a warm fuzzy that you can see if it working and reboot it if you want to. There is a whole lot more to management than that.

Fix the save file option to allow you to enter the file name OR add a dateblock to the file name.

Syslog - it would be nice to do three things: a)  modify filename; b) select target location AND directory; c) a test to verify that it can write and read from that location.

let's see - USA, firmware 1.06 something (can't see it from here), hardware A, comcast wireed provider.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 12, 2015, 10:25:09 AM
Feature Request:

Release notes: make them REAL release notes - what was fixed/touched in the release and what are known open issues. Doing that would help all of us a lot for two reasons: a) we know what to expect, and b) we know what is already a known issue and not only do we know you know about it, we can do our best to avoid that until it's addressed in a later release.

Release notes are to inform us what is different - not just "hey, we fixed a security issue".
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 12, 2015, 10:25:43 AM
Feature requests:
on web interface and app - add firmware version so we can see which version we are on.
The version is displayed on the main page when you connected locally to the router...

are there plans to expand at least the web interface to allow true "manage from anywhere" ability?  Things like firmware updates, backup, reload config, manage QoS, manage dns, manage vpn, etc. As it stands right now, all either app does is give you a warm fuzzy that you can see if it working and reboot it if you want to. There is a whole lot more to management than that.
Not sure. Probably not due to the complexity of all these features and security concerns.

Fix the save file option to allow you to enter the file name OR add a dateblock to the file name.
Not sure if this will be added since it just saves the a file and leaves it up to the user to change the name of it later on. Might be a problem if it was to be added back in that a user might over write a previous back up file. So saving a new file is the simplest way they handle this feature.

Syslog - it would be nice to do three things: a)  modify filename; b) select target location AND directory; c) a test to verify that it can write and read from that location. This would be handled by the syslog server app, not at the router level. The syslog feature has always been to point to the IP address where the syslog PC capture is being captured.

let's see - USA, firmware 1.06 something (can't see it from here), hardware A, comcast wireed provider.
 ???
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 12, 2015, 10:26:58 AM
There will be a full on release forth coming with release note information there. Security patched is meant to quickly close the security issues seen. It may include or not include other stuff that was already in the works and in development which are not included in the release notes. So closing the the security problems is most important and you may get additional items which are not stated and maybe upon the next full non-security FW update. Other FW updates will have information pertaining to what was fixed for those updates. Thats how these are handled.

Feature Request:

Release notes: make them REAL release notes - what was fixed/touched in the release and what are known open issues. Doing that would help all of us a lot for two reasons: a) we know what to expect, and b) we know what is already a known issue and not only do we know you know about it, we can do our best to avoid that until it's addressed in a later release.

Release notes are to inform us what is different - not just "hey, we fixed a security issue".
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 12, 2015, 08:25:45 PM
Feature requests:
on web interface and app - add firmware version so we can see which version we are on.
The version is displayed on the main page when you connected locally to the router...

The version displayed is 1.06 but the actually installed version is 1.06.B04
standard way to show software versions is xx.yy.zzz where xx is major release, yy is minor release, and zzz is patch release. The patch release is usually short on documentation because they address one or two urgent issues (ergo "patch") Major and minor releases should be documented as to what was addressed and what are open issues. 1.0 was the major release and minor releases 02, 03 and skipped to 06 - all had various flavors of patches as well. While technically 1.06.B04 was a patch release, what is missing is the documentation for what changed in 06 which was a minor release.  The docs for the patch release would be a simple short note in the release notes for 1.06. What is missing is the notes for 1.06 so we know what changed or was added/fixes.
why is this so hard?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 12, 2015, 08:38:32 PM
Interesting the new "add" client icon does NOT show up in FF 41.0 - but does in IE and Chrome.
on win 8.1.
until it's fixed guess I'll be using several browsers. Not sure who's issue it is, but folks need to be aware.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 13, 2015, 06:46:42 AM
Can you provide a screen capture of what you see in FF and IE to compare?

As for version display, D-Link has always just displayed the Vx.xx information, and not any build information. Usually the date will be displayed with the version under the FW update section. Of course having Build info sometimes helps specially when there can be a few builds with in the major version. I personally would like to see better versioning with FW builds for better consistency.  ::) Seen a lot of odd ball things in FW files.  :-\

Interesting the new "add" client icon does NOT show up in FF 41.0 - but does in IE and Chrome.
on win 8.1.
until it's fixed guess I'll be using several browsers. Not sure who's issue it is, but folks need to be aware.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on May 16, 2015, 05:25:18 AM
I upgraded to the newest FW (1.06B04) Posted on 5/14/15. Was hoping it corrected the issues I was having with reserved IP Tables. It does not. Here are the issues the router is still having:

1. After a certain amount of reserved IP's you can no longer edit the rule under connected clients. I am able to create rules for 17 devices, after that info will not save. Most routers you can have a table of at least 64 devices.

2. There is no way to delete devices that you have saved a reserved IP for if they will no longer connect to the router. So basically if my iPad breaks, I can't go in and remove the reserved IP address that I saved for it.

3. The GUI is timing out way to earlier. It will go back to the login screen while I am still working on stuff and moving around the GUI. It should not log out if there is active movement.


The biggest issue that needs to be fixed is the DHCP Table/Reserved IP.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 16, 2015, 08:29:26 AM
I believe this was fixed as it was just posted in the release notes:
http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2fR (http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2fR)

For devices that have had a reservation and no longer connected to the router, there will be an icon for the device, shaded gray instead of blue which means that there is a reservation however the device is not connected. When connected, the icon will be blue.

D-Link was able to add up to 24 reservations in there testing. 24 is max for most D-Link routers.

If you need to reserve IPs for devices, we recommend setting static IP addresses for low priority or devices that don't need any router management. Devices like, sensors, cameras, printers, controllers and NAS don't need much router management and don't need a reserved IP address, rather use static IP addresses ON the devices itself. This will help free up more reservation room for devices that really do need it. >DHCP (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58017.0)

I upgraded to the newest FW (1.06B04) Posted on 5/14/15. Was hoping it corrected the issues I was having with reserved IP Tables. It does not. Here are the issues the router is still having:

1. After a certain amount of reserved IP's you can no longer edit the rule under connected clients. I am able to create rules for 17 devices, after that info will not save. Most routers you can have a table of at least 64 devices.

2. There is no way to delete devices that you have saved a reserved IP for if they will no longer connect to the router. So basically if my iPad breaks, I can't go in and remove the reserved IP address that I saved for it.

3. The GUI is timing out way to earlier. It will go back to the login screen while I am still working on stuff and moving around the GUI. It should not log out if there is active movement.


The biggest issue that needs to be fixed is the DHCP Table/Reserved IP.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on May 16, 2015, 08:59:31 AM
I believe this was fixed as it was just posted in the release notes:
http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2fR (http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2fR)

For devices that have had a reservation and no longer connected to the router, there will be an icon for the device, shaded gray instead of blue which means that there is a reservation however the device is not connected. When connected, the icon will be blue.

D-Link was able to add up to 24 reservations in there testing. 24 is max for most D-Link routers.

If you need to reserve IPs for devices, we recommend setting static IP addresses for low priority or devices that don't need any router management. Devices like, sensors, cameras, printers, controllers and NAS don't need much router management and don't need a reserved IP address, rather use static IP addresses ON the devices itself. This will help free up more reservation room for devices that really do need it. >DHCP (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58017.0)

I upgraded to the newest FW (1.06B04) Posted on 5/14/15. Was hoping it corrected the issues I was having with reserved IP Tables. It does not. Here are the issues the router is still having:

1. After a certain amount of reserved IP's you can no longer edit the rule under connected clients. I am able to create rules for 17 devices, after that info will not save. Most routers you can have a table of at least 64 devices.

2. There is no way to delete devices that you have saved a reserved IP for if they will no longer connect to the router. So basically if my iPad breaks, I can't go in and remove the reserved IP address that I saved for it.

3. The GUI is timing out way to earlier. It will go back to the login screen while I am still working on stuff and moving around the GUI. It should not log out if there is active movement.


The biggest issue that needs to be fixed is the DHCP Table/Reserved IP.

Ok. 24 is max, makes no sense when most other routers have 64. But oh well. At least make it so I can name the device in the connected devices screen by MAC address. After so many it won't save any details I enter.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 16, 2015, 09:03:22 AM
You can add a reservation by MAC address by selecting the (+) icon to add a device, the icon is blank so you can copy and paste in a MAC address if you like.
(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa396/furrynutz740il/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-16%20at%2010.07.50%20AM_zpsq6epyq6c.png) (http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/furrynutz740il/media/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-16%20at%2010.07.50%20AM_zpsq6epyq6c.png.html)

Ya, D-Link has always been 24 devices for reservations. Not sure why they haven't raised the ceiling. I agree, with home users getting more and more devices, getting to the limit on reservations seems easy now days. I'll ask about it and see.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on May 16, 2015, 09:57:24 AM
You can add a reservation by MAC address by selecting the (+) icon to add a device, the icon is blank so you can copy and paste in a MAC address if you like.

Ya, D-Link has always been 24 devices for reservations. Not sure why they haven't raised the ceiling. I agree, with home users getting more and more devices, getting to the limit on reservations seems easy now days. I'll ask about it and see.

I know you can add a reservation by MAC but clicking the +. However still stuck at 24, which I accept even if I don't agree with it. However, I am saying you should be able to at least save a device name even after using all 24. It does not have to have a static IP, but if you could at least save the name of the device, that way I wouldn't see a bunch of unknowns in my connected device list.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 16, 2015, 10:02:15 AM
I am able to edit the name of the unknown and save it here...
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: apb0703 on May 16, 2015, 12:16:38 PM
Even after you have 24 saved?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 16, 2015, 04:40:01 PM
Have run into a device that is online and has a name of (unknown) and does not have a reserved ipaddr. When I go to edit it, I can edit it and the save icon becomes available. Save it and it does NOT change. I can go to any other active device and change that name easily. Have tried it with 3 different browsers and two o/s.

Looks to be a bug - can't edit if there is a parentheses in the name of the device.

Yeah, that time out is way too short - needs to be longer.
Stability of 5Ghz seems better, but still either one is going up and down - and I'm not moving around.

On that discussion of limit of 24 devices - that seems to be a combo of active and inactive - can't add more than that even with half the devices off line. That limit needs to at least be doubled.

Is anyone else finding that the app (android) and mydlink s/w only shows some of the device names but not all of them?  I'm luck to see half of my device names - only way to see them is connecting direct  to the device.

 
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 17, 2015, 08:57:29 AM
Haven't saved up to 24 yet...Looks like there could be an issue with editing and saving reservations. I've forwarded this on to D-Link for more review.

Please be patient.

Even after you have 24 saved?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 17, 2015, 08:59:26 AM
What is the Mfr and model of this device?
Does the devices have a section or configuration to give a host name to the device?

What do you mean by the 5Ghz is going UP and Down? Please explain...

Have run into a device that is online and has a name of (unknown) and does not have a reserved ipaddr. When I go to edit it, I can edit it and the save icon becomes available. Save it and it does NOT change. I can go to any other active device and change that name easily. Have tried it with 3 different browsers and two o/s.

Looks to be a bug - can't edit if there is a parentheses in the name of the device.

Yeah, that time out is way too short - needs to be longer.
Stability of 5Ghz seems better, but still either one is going up and down - and I'm not moving around.

On that discussion of limit of 24 devices - that seems to be a combo of active and inactive - can't add more than that even with half the devices off line. That limit needs to at least be doubled.

Is anyone else finding that the app (android) and mydlink s/w only shows some of the device names but not all of them?  I'm luck to see half of my device names - only way to see them is connecting direct  to the device.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 17, 2015, 10:20:56 AM
What is the Mfr and model of this device?
Does the devices have a section or configuration to give a host name to the device?
It is a netgear device from comcast (basically a wireless router with their firmware for their system). There is nothing to set/config on it - just uses dhcp.

The name that we give a device in the table is not coming from or going to the device - it's the name read from the internal table on the DIR-890L to make it more meaningful to the human viewer. So not sure how/why that would be an issue. The model is ASG1100 and according to Netgear, it is a unit that is an oem for various companies who then install their own firmware and software.

What do you mean by the 5Ghz is going UP and Down? Please explain...
ok - have the 5.1 and 5.2 setup with their own name so I have 3 possible wireless connections.
Sitting in other room using a wireless tablet and can watch the signal bars for either 5.1 or 5.2 band go from full bars, then up and down a few for bit, then the connection is lost and does not get re-acquired. Even if showing full bars again. Have to go into wireless settings on the device and select a different band and it connects just fine and will run okay for a while and eventually it gets lost again. When selecting the 2.4 band, it is stable. Go back to one of the 5ghz bands and we see that behavior over and over again. Only the 2.4 is stable. As to distance - it's  about 20 ft from router and thru 2 stucco walls - one with big window and other has patio doors.

For giggles, moved a range extender into the room and while it seemed to help with signal strength, it did nothing to stabilize the behavior of the 5ghz bands.
Just as a reference - my DIR-655 was rock solid from that same spot without a range extender.
Hope that clarifies. If there is any thing I can do to trouble-shoot, will be happy to.


Have run into a device that is online and has a name of (unknown) and does not have a reserved ipaddr. When I go to edit it, I can edit it and the save icon becomes available. Save it and it does NOT change. I can go to any other active device and change that name easily. Have tried it with 3 different browsers and two o/s.

Looks to be a bug - can't edit if there is a parentheses in the name of the device.

Yeah, that time out is way too short - needs to be longer.
Stability of 5Ghz seems better, but still either one is going up and down - and I'm not moving around.

On that discussion of limit of 24 devices - that seems to be a combo of active and inactive - can't add more than that even with half the devices off line. That limit needs to at least be doubled.

Is anyone else finding that the app (android) and mydlink s/w only shows some of the device names but not all of them?  I'm luck to see half of my device names - only way to see them is connecting direct  to the device.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 18, 2015, 07:06:40 AM
On 5Ghz, there could be some problems with this as 5Ghz is susceptible to building materials and such due to it's high frequency. If your with in one wall or line of sight, does the 5Ghz radio signal jump up and down?
That being said, mine is between 2 walls and I don't see any fluctuation in signal. However it can be low if i'm in a different part of the house.


Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials)

In regards to device names, the router detects the host name of the device. IF there isn't one specified on the device or not readable, then "unknown" will be displayed however when user sets a reservation, the user can edit the name of the device from "unknown" to a custom name.

I've pasted on to D-Link information about issues seen here. I'll post back if I get some information.

What is the Mfr and model of this device?
Does the devices have a section or configuration to give a host name to the device?
It is a netgear device from comcast (basically a wireless router with their firmware for their system). There is nothing to set/config on it - just uses dhcp.

The name that we give a device in the table is not coming from or going to the device - it's the name read from the internal table on the DIR-890L to make it more meaningful to the human viewer. So not sure how/why that would be an issue. The model is ASG1100 and according to Netgear, it is a unit that is an oem for various companies who then install their own firmware and software.

What do you mean by the 5Ghz is going UP and Down? Please explain...
ok - have the 5.1 and 5.2 setup with their own name so I have 3 possible wireless connections.
Sitting in other room using a wireless tablet and can watch the signal bars for either 5.1 or 5.2 band go from full bars, then up and down a few for bit, then the connection is lost and does not get re-acquired. Even if showing full bars again. Have to go into wireless settings on the device and select a different band and it connects just fine and will run okay for a while and eventually it gets lost again. When selecting the 2.4 band, it is stable. Go back to one of the 5ghz bands and we see that behavior over and over again. Only the 2.4 is stable. As to distance - it's  about 20 ft from router and thru 2 stucco walls - one with big window and other has patio doors.

For giggles, moved a range extender into the room and while it seemed to help with signal strength, it did nothing to stabilize the behavior of the 5ghz bands.
Just as a reference - my DIR-655 was rock solid from that same spot without a range extender.
Hope that clarifies. If there is any thing I can do to trouble-shoot, will be happy to.


Have run into a device that is online and has a name of (unknown) and does not have a reserved ipaddr. When I go to edit it, I can edit it and the save icon becomes available. Save it and it does NOT change. I can go to any other active device and change that name easily. Have tried it with 3 different browsers and two o/s.

Looks to be a bug - can't edit if there is a parentheses in the name of the device.

Yeah, that time out is way too short - needs to be longer.
Stability of 5Ghz seems better, but still either one is going up and down - and I'm not moving around.

On that discussion of limit of 24 devices - that seems to be a combo of active and inactive - can't add more than that even with half the devices off line. That limit needs to at least be doubled.

Is anyone else finding that the app (android) and mydlink s/w only shows some of the device names but not all of them?  I'm luck to see half of my device names - only way to see them is connecting direct  to the device.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: morber on May 18, 2015, 09:51:58 AM
Thanks for the tip - sadly they don't have a free mac version.

I did run into another issue.  Went into wireless settings, change the 2.4 channel from auto to 3 and save button lhighlights (like it should) but when I click on it, I get a message that sez "router not found" - back to wireless menu and save is still highlighted. When you leave the page, it knows you haven't saved it and asks if you really want to leave and lose the changes. Say no and try to save again, same result.  That is using FireFox 41.0a.1. Everyone needs to be aware that FF and D-link don't like each other - many features of DIR simply don't work FF at this time.

Change to Chrome - works just fine. Looking more and more that FF and D-Link simply don't work well together.

Found KISMAC for watching wireless signals - and even after changing to unused channels (with a few empty channels in between) I was able to see the channel numbers and signal strength just fine..... and watched signal strength bounce up and down about every 10 seconds - example would be at 57 then drop and come back at 30 then drop and come back at 17, etc.  Kinda in line with what I'm seeing on devices.

The positioning of the unit info is interesting as there is nothing in setup docs that addresses it - other than antennas should be at 45 degree angle. In relationship to what? The flat plane of the base or the surface it is sitting on - and if you wall mount it, then in relationship to what? I have it wall mounted about 6 ft off the floor and 3-4 ft from 3 NAS and monitor - and 4-6 ft from two computers - and 6ft from wireless phone DECT  6.0 on 1.92 or 1.93ghz.  It is about the same location of the antennas for my DIR-655 that did not have signal strength bouncing issues.

It would be very helpful if there were better (and clear) guidelines about placement. While on placement, there is only one way to do wall mount so it hangs on screws securely - and this puts all the connectors on the top - where they can't be reached without getting on a stool or stepladder and then you are still blindly feeling for the plugs and hope you get the right one. The slots should allow it to be mounted up, down or sideways on a wall - so you can have access to the ports, etc. Sorry for getting a bit off topic - but placement and antenna orientation is important.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 18, 2015, 10:24:58 AM
Ok, I'll have a look at the channel selection when I get home. I have a look with FF as well. I tend to use Opera/Safari for Mac mostly when I'm on Mac. I haven't seen any issues with FF as of yet. I heard that this new UI is better tuned for Chrome. Opera works great though on it.  ;D

Only two things to remember about external antenna router, Straight up for single level buildings, Angled downwards at there bump stops for multi level buildings is all.

If your seeing the signal levels going up and down on more that once PC or Laptop, then your unit could be faulty,  I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.

Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: jarome on May 20, 2015, 02:11:02 PM
Really disappointed in the Router. Smart Connect  DOES NOT WORK! It put me on channel 1 along with my neighbors, and I was unable to maintain a connection to the devices in my bedroom. One reason may be that the bedroom is at the front of my house, is nearer to the interfering neighbors, and the router in my computer room in the center of the house cannot easily detect the interferers. I manually set the DIR-890L to channel 6, turned off Smart Connect, and everything worked. But now I cannot take advantage of the nice features of Smart Connect—a bummer!
Why can't you let the user choose the channel and still use Smart Connect? The whole neat thing about the router is thus impossible to use.

Also, your "high-level" support claimed that you dropped the ability to reserve an ip address for a device. You can, but it is totally hidden on the home page. See my review at http://jamesrome.net/drupal/DIR-890L
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 21, 2015, 06:47:34 AM
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62704.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62704.0)

Really disappointed in the Router. Smart Connect  DOES NOT WORK! It put me on channel 1 along with my neighbors, and I was unable to maintain a connection to the devices in my bedroom. One reason may be that the bedroom is at the front of my house, is nearer to the interfering neighbors, and the router in my computer room in the center of the house cannot easily detect the interferers. I manually set the DIR-890L to channel 6, turned off Smart Connect, and everything worked. But now I cannot take advantage of the nice features of Smart Connect—a bummer!
Why can't you let the user choose the channel and still use Smart Connect? The whole neat thing about the router is thus impossible to use.

Also, your "high-level" support claimed that you dropped the ability to reserve an ip address for a device. You can, but it is totally hidden on the home page. See my review at http://jamesrome.net/drupal/DIR-890L
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on June 25, 2015, 01:50:28 PM
For users with Android phones and this model router, seems that IPv6 protocol maybe the culprit to bad phone behavior. It's recommended to disable IPv6 on the phones or set IPv6 Local Connection Only on the router instead of Automatic. D-Link is aware of this and working to resolve the issue fully.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62655.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62655.0)

For user with IPv6 needs, I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link or Android support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: RElapse on July 04, 2015, 07:53:46 PM
I could not find appropriate info anywhere, is anyone else concerned about the lack of ability to deactivate WPS completely? This is the single biggest security risk of a router and on the 890l you can not tun it off, please if there is a way and I am missing it, fill me in, otherwise this should be a feature implemented immediately! along with  making the smart connect wifi invisible.

Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on July 05, 2015, 03:58:27 PM
WPS is automatic and only working when used with a WPS device. There is not ON or OFF function for it anymore since the WPS bug was fixed a few years back.

You can disable the Smart Connect feature and set up the radios manually.


I could not find appropriate info anywhere, is anyone else concerned about the lack of ability to deactivate WPS completely? This is the single biggest security risk of a router and on the 890l you can not tun it off, please if there is a way and I am missing it, fill me in, otherwise this should be a feature implemented immediately! along with  making the smart connect wifi invisible.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: RElapse on July 16, 2015, 05:10:18 PM
If there is no way to manually turn it off/ disable it, this is a huge security issue.  I have used Reaver on my own network to crack the WPS pass code  and succeeded. allowing me full access to my network. you can read more about reaver and how it works  via google, the point is that it does work.  disabling WPS and making your network invisible are two of the easiest ways to secure your home network according to security experts. is Dlink completely ignoring this issue?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on July 17, 2015, 06:52:44 AM
Maybe provide the links and steps to reproduce this, I'll have D-Link review it. There is no information regarding WPS security at this time from D-Link.

There is new FW you can try if you like.

If there is no way to manually turn it off/ disable it, this is a huge security issue.  I have used Reaver on my own network to crack the WPS pass code  and succeeded. allowing me full access to my network. you can read more about reaver and how it works  via google, the point is that it does work.  disabling WPS and making your network invisible are two of the easiest ways to secure your home network according to security experts. is Dlink completely ignoring this issue?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on July 22, 2015, 02:51:35 PM
This issue is under review with D-Link at this time. Please be patient.

Thank you.

If there is no way to manually turn it off/ disable it, this is a huge security issue.  I have used Reaver on my own network to crack the WPS pass code  and succeeded. allowing me full access to my network. you can read more about reaver and how it works  via google, the point is that it does work.  disabling WPS and making your network invisible are two of the easiest ways to secure your home network according to security experts. is Dlink completely ignoring this issue?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Jamal Rahim on July 27, 2015, 11:12:51 PM
I had a DIR-636L and i just upgraded with a DIR-890 i am really very happy with connection and networks speeds and everything but the setup is lacking many of useful features like Access Control, it was the most useful feature for me i was able to restrict specific users on my network to access specific website but now with DIR-890 if i block a website and i am blocking myself to open it too and that's not the way it should be, i strongly suggest to bring back the feature in a future firmware upgrade.

Thanks,

Jamal
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on July 28, 2015, 07:35:06 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)


Thank you for your feed back. I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email. While posting issues in this forum is a great means of sharing information with other members and notifying D-Link of issues, D-Link escalates issues for resolution based on the volume of calls received through the official D-Link support desk. If D-Link receives a large number of calls pertaining to the same issue, that issue is more likely to be escalated as a problem for investigation and resolution. As such, in addition to posting issues in this forum, forum members are encouraged to call the toll free D-Link support desk to report their issue and requests.

I had a DIR-636L and i just upgraded with a DIR-890 i am really very happy with connection and networks speeds and everything but the setup is lacking many of useful features like Access Control, it was the most useful feature for me i was able to restrict specific users on my network to access specific website but now with DIR-890 if i block a website and i am blocking myself to open it too and that's not the way it should be, i strongly suggest to bring back the feature in a future firmware upgrade.

Thanks,

Jamal
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: kjohnso9 on August 13, 2015, 07:48:24 AM
I recently purchased a DIR-890L and while the smart connect was one of the features that attracted me to the device. While I have searched extensively online I am unable to find why smart connect SSID can not be made invisible. While I understand I can turn off Smart Connect and hide each individual band it defeats the purpose of one of the key features.

I am in Canada running the latest 1.08 FW
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 13, 2015, 07:51:38 AM
Maybe due to the fact that Smart Connect and the Hidden feature are not compatible with each other. Hidding and SSID name may work for the most part however some scanners can work around this and find hidden SSIDs.


I recently purchased a DIR-890L and while the smart connect was one of the features that attracted me to the device. While I have searched extensively online I am unable to find why smart connect SSID can not be made invisible. While I understand I can turn off Smart Connect and hide each individual band it defeats the purpose of one of the key features.

I am in Canada running the latest 1.08 FW
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on September 17, 2015, 06:55:30 AM
Any status on this?  ???

Really disappointed in the Router. Smart Connect  DOES NOT WORK! It put me on channel 1 along with my neighbors, and I was unable to maintain a connection to the devices in my bedroom. One reason may be that the bedroom is at the front of my house, is nearer to the interfering neighbors, and the router in my computer room in the center of the house cannot easily detect the interferers. I manually set the DIR-890L to channel 6, turned off Smart Connect, and everything worked. But now I cannot take advantage of the nice features of Smart Connect—a bummer!
Why can't you let the user choose the channel and still use Smart Connect? The whole neat thing about the router is thus impossible to use.

Also, your "high-level" support claimed that you dropped the ability to reserve an ip address for a device. You can, but it is totally hidden on the home page. See my review at http://jamesrome.net/drupal/DIR-890L
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Yaoshi on October 08, 2015, 06:22:45 PM
... but the setup is lacking many of useful features like Access Control, it was the most useful feature for me ...

Jamal - I can't agree with you more regarding the lack of useful features. I, too, need to configure "Access Control" in order to block Google DNS. This is necessary for streaming Netflix on Roku. I also need to ensure that "Advanced DNS" is disabled. It would be fantastic if the DIR-890L firmware allowed more granular configuration options ... like my old DIR-655! The old DIR-655 is what I'm using for the Roku to work ... and the DIR-890L has been shelved for the time being.

I know the moderator directed you to call technical support. Did you have any luck? Where I am in the world (Korea) ... there's practically no support. When I finally got through to them (I think it's in the Philippines) ... they were of no assistance. :(
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on October 09, 2015, 07:06:01 AM
To take advantage of the 890Ls wireless capabilities, why not turn OFF the 655s wireless radio and set up the 890L as a wired AP connected to the 655 and use the 890L as your main wireless AP?  ??? Then you can have the best of both routers.



... but the setup is lacking many of useful features like Access Control, it was the most useful feature for me ...

Jamal - I can't agree with you more regarding the lack of useful features. I, too, need to configure "Access Control" in order to block Google DNS. This is necessary for streaming Netflix on Roku. I also need to ensure that "Advanced DNS" is disabled. It would be fantastic if the DIR-890L firmware allowed more granular configuration options ... like my old DIR-655! The old DIR-655 is what I'm using for the Roku to work ... and the DIR-890L has been shelved for the time being.

I know the moderator directed you to call technical support. Did you have any luck? Where I am in the world (Korea) ... there's practically no support. When I finally got through to them (I think it's in the Philippines) ... they were of no assistance. :(
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Yaoshi on October 10, 2015, 10:58:21 PM
... take advantage of the 890Ls wireless capabilities ... set up the 890L as a wired AP connected to the 655 ... you can have the best of both routers.

I appreciate your suggestion.

I'll give it a try following your instructions here - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0). Please share if there's anything else I need to keep in mind when setting up the DIR-890L as a wired access point.

Thank you!
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on October 10, 2015, 11:08:14 PM
Actually, there is an actual AP mode setting with in the router menu to select...
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on November 10, 2015, 09:07:14 AM
Any status on this?  ???

... take advantage of the 890Ls wireless capabilities ... set up the 890L as a wired AP connected to the 655 ... you can have the best of both routers.

I appreciate your suggestion.

I'll give it a try following your instructions here - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0). Please share if there's anything else I need to keep in mind when setting up the DIR-890L as a wired access point.

Thank you!
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on November 11, 2015, 07:29:04 PM
New beta code. Should some issues. Working great for me:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63787.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63787.0)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on November 20, 2015, 08:17:15 AM
Bugs v1.08/09:
1. Firewall Settings IPv4 Rules disappear after save - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63841.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63841.0) Also confirmed in v1.09 Beta.
2. Configuration of QoS fails after a period of time and no longer allows any saved settings until the router is factory reset, user walks thru the set up wizard then goes directly into the QoS and makes changes to the the ISP settings. Saves the changes then the router will reboot and the configuration will be saved. This is fixed in v1.09 Beta.
3. Some issues seeing reserving IPs and naming devices and not being able to reserve any more than 15-17 devices when 24 was reported as being supported on the 890L. This is fixed in v1.09 Beta. Needs some additional testing to confirm reserved device count.
4. Manually setting the time adds one hour to entered time - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63837.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63837.0) Need some review and additional testing to confirm problem and design behavior and function with DST and Automatic NTP services.
5. Display of changed IP addresses in QoS is incorrect when initial IP address given in DHCP is changed when doing a reservation and changing to a different IP address then saving the change. The new IP address is not displayed in QoS, the old initial IP address is displayed. v1.09 http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63786.msg262311#msg262311 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63786.msg262311#msg262311)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Merlin309 on December 22, 2015, 09:45:15 PM
Just received the DIR-890L/R - Looks cool, but setup is not as intuitive as the TP-Link Archer C3200 it is replacing.
Hardware Ver A1, Firmware updated to ver 108b03, SmartConnect disabled {I'm smarter than it is}
Anyway - - I finally had to call Customer Service to find out where the Reserve IP menu was located.
-
#1:  Please increase the number of reservable IP slots to 50
-
CS also confirmed there is no WiFi MAC Whitelist nor Blacklist capability.
This is NOT good.  The TP-Link, as well as ancient dual-band routers have this capability.
The Linksys E1200 permits separate Whitelists or Blacklists for each of the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
The Archer C3200 applies the same MAC list and either Whitelist or Blacklist function to all 3 radios (which I find more convenient to set up)
-
#2:  Please enable a MAC White/Blacklist function with AT LEAST 62 MAC ID slots.
-
Everyone knows your default Admin user ID is - - ADMIN.  NOT very secure !
-
#3:  Please allow me to Change the Name of the ADMIN login. 
-
#4:  Under the Wireless Menu; there NEEDS to BE a WPS Disable selector.
-
#5: Daylight Savings Selector - when enabled, this should automatically adjust when the time changes in the Spring and Fall.
As it is currently programmed, when enabled, it unintelligently just seems to add an hour to the current time.
-
#6: There should be a selector that will DISABLE access to the Configuration Menu from ANY WiFi connected device
AND from Any Device located outside the internal network as defined by the IP Address range assignable by the router.
-
Thanks
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on December 22, 2015, 10:11:18 PM
Update to v1.09 will be better for SC.
Most of your requests will probably not be added. This is a home class router not a business router.

Current IP reservation is 24. If you need more, It's recommended to use STATIC IPs on devices that don't need any or much router management.
DHCP (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58017.0)
This will help with reserving IPs for devices that really need reservations and router management.

Just received the DIR-890L/R - Looks cool, but setup is not as intuitive as the TP-Link Archer C3200 it is replacing.
Hardware Ver A1, Firmware updated to ver 108b03, SmartConnect disabled {I'm smarter than it is}
Anyway - - I finally had to call Customer Service to find out where the Reserve IP menu was located.
-
#1:  Please increase the number of reservable IP slots to 50
-
CS also confirmed there is no WiFi MAC Whitelist nor Blacklist capability.
This is NOT good.  The TP-Link, as well as ancient dual-band routers have this capability.
The Linksys E1200 permits separate Whitelists or Blacklists for each of the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
The Archer C3200 applies the same MAC list and either Whitelist or Blacklist function to all 3 radios (which I find more convenient to set up)
-
#2:  Please enable a MAC White/Blacklist function with AT LEAST 62 MAC ID slots.
-
Everyone knows your default Admin user ID is - - ADMIN.  NOT very secure !
-
#3:  Please allow me to Change the Name of the ADMIN login. 
-
#4:  Under the Wireless Menu; there NEEDS to BE a WPS Disable selector.
-
#5: Daylight Savings Selector - when enabled, this should automatically adjust when the time changes in the Spring and Fall.
As it is currently programmed, when enabled, it unintelligently just seems to add an hour to the current time.
-
#6: There should be a selector that will DISABLE access to the Configuration Menu from ANY WiFi connected device
AND from Any Device located outside the internal network as defined by the IP Address range assignable by the router.
-
Thanks
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Blueyed1 on March 14, 2016, 07:54:04 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)

  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=47512.0) version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?
  • Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?

PC Web Browser Configurations
What browser are you using?
Try Opera or FF? If IE 8, 9, 10 or 11, set compatibility mode and test again.
Disable any security browser Add-ons like No Script and Ad-Block or configure them to allow All Pages when connected to the router.
Clear all browser caches.
Be sure to log into the Admin account on the router.
Try turning off these features in Chrome:
Top right corner, little bars for options > Settings > Settings (on left) > Show advanced settings.
Uncheck these:
Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
Predict network actions to improve page load performance
Enable phishing and malware protection

Thank you for your feed back and details on what your experiencing.

When you are selecting a time frame, to de-select, are you highlighting the same selected area to remove the time frame with the mouse cursor to remove the highlighted section?

Some features may or may not be supported on these newer model routers as seen before with older generation routers. These routers are classified as home class routers and seem to be designed around a more simplified UI and use for the average home users. I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. Express your desire and request that the features be added. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.



I just purchased and setup my DIR-890L (HW:A1 - FW:1.00) today and noticed several bugs and surprisingly missing features.

- Parental Controls / Schedule: (BUG) - I have set a "Bed time" schedule and encountered several issues.
 * The schedule does not allow to de-select hours once already high-lighted, requiring to delete the schedule and start over. Tried different browsers to validate it was not a browser issue (Chrome and Firefox)
 * The highlighted area of the schedule should indicate FUNCTIONAL time, not DOWN time, or should allow you to define what the highlighted area means.

- Parental Controls / multiple devices: (BROKEN)
 * When enabling Parental controls for a connected client, it renders any other clients assigned to the same schedule to "ALWAYS-OFF". We should be able to assign the same schedule to multiple connected clients. As it is I have had to disable parental controls pending a fix.
 * When Parental Controls are enabled on a client, the schedule always indicates "ALWAYS OFF" even if a schedule is applied.
    ie: apply schedule "Bed Time", SAVE, logout and back in; viewing client shows "ALWAYS OFF" schedule being applied.

- System Logs: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * No way to view logs without a syslog server???
 * If/when logs are viewable from the console, we should be able to set detail level of logs (ie: alerts only, all, etc)
 * We should be able to view what load each client is putting upon the network and their respective traffic.

* Connected Clients:  (MISSING FEATURE)
 * There should be some way to view/manage disconnected clients. As it is one must wait for the client to connect to the network to manage it.
 * There should be a way to view what frequency each client is connected to at any given time. ie: wires, 2.4ghz, 5.0ghz(1), 5.0ghz(2)

WiFi / SmartConnect: (MISSING FEATURE or BUG?)
 * When using SmartConnect there doesn't seem to be a way to force a specific WiFi channel. Does SmartConnect automatically choose the least busy channel? Either way we should be able to specify the channel even when using SmartConnect.

mydlink lite / Notifications: (BUG)
 * We should have the option to only send notification when a new / previously unknown device connects. As it is, every time any user (wired or wifi) joins the network a notification is sent. My email box is flooded after several reboots while struggling with the schedule issue above.
 * Notifications don't show the manually entered given names, only the original/oem/hardware names.

Website filter: (MISSING FEATURE)
 * We should be able to filter/block sites to specific clients. As it is any web filters apply to the whole network community.


I think there is more but can't think of it right now...

I nice feature could be the ability to prioritize some cliens to the 5Ghz band and others to the 2,4 Ghz band. Like the Qos engine, just for 2,4 and 5 Ghz bands.

On connected clients, feature to filter, LAN cliens, wifi 2,4, wifi 5Gz, offline cliens, online ciiens and more.

Statistics: usage per client, LAN, wifi 2,4, 5Ghz

/Blueyed1
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 14, 2016, 07:55:52 AM
Thanks for the feed back.  ;)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: BiggShooter on April 25, 2016, 07:07:01 AM
 I've reached point where I can NO LONGER rename additional devices.  I've come to the conclusion that the 890L has a maximum number of devices that can be "edited" or "renamed", similar to the 24 max device IP reservation.  THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO DEVICES ALREADY EDITED / RENAMED.  I CAN rename / edit any/ all devices that I previously renamed / edited.

I'm hoping this can get forwarded to D'Link for review.  Also, if any other 890L users can confirm whether or not they've experienced this same issue, that would be beneficial (especially for D'Link).  It's difficult to determine how many devices I've already renamed / edited, but I'm guessing it is somewhere between 24 an 30.

Hopefully this issue can get addressed in a future beta firmware / official firmware update.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on April 25, 2016, 01:10:09 PM
Are the devices your trying to edit Dynamic, Static or Reserved?

I presume you are getting up to 24 reserved devices then after that I believe setting newer reservations wont work.
Just wondering if adding new Dynamic or Static device are not able to be edited...
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: BiggShooter on April 26, 2016, 03:55:31 AM
Are the devices your trying to edit Dynamic, Static or Reserved?

I presume you are getting up to 24 reserved devices then after that I believe setting newer reservations wont work.
Just wondering if adding new Dynamic or Static device are not able to be edited...

The devices are Dynamic and Static.  Any new "Dynamic" or "Static" devices cannot be edited / renamed.  I don't believe I have reached the '24 Reserved Devices' as of yet.  However, I've tried to set an IP Reservation for one of the devices and it won't allow it to be reserved / renamed / edited.  I think the '24 Reserved Devices' rule might included devices being renamed / edited as well, even though the device DOESN'T have a reserved IP address.  So, if someone has 19 "reserved devices" and five devices they've edited / renamed BUT haven't reserved an IP address (for the five devices), it "triggers" the 24 maximum.

Hopefully D'Link can get this figured out.  Any / all devices should be able to be edited / renamed without restrictions, and not be part of the '24 IP Reservation' restriction.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on April 26, 2016, 06:42:07 AM
Thanks for the additional info. It's been forwarded on to D-Link.  ;)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 02, 2016, 09:47:44 AM
BUGS: v1.09 B14
1. The devices are Dynamic and Static.  Any new "Dynamic" or "Static" devices cannot be edited / renamed.  I don't believe I have reached the '24 Reserved Devices' as of yet.  However, I've tried to set an IP Reservation for one of the devices and it won't allow it to be reserved / renamed / edited.  I think the '24 Reserved Devices' rule might included devices being renamed / edited as well, even though the device DOESN'T have a reserved IP address.  So, if someone has 19 "reserved devices" and five devices they've edited / renamed BUT haven't reserved an IP address (for the five devices), it "triggers" the 24 maximum.

2. Firewall rules disappear after saving configuration: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63841.msg262111#msg262111 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63841.msg262111#msg262111) and
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65088.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65088.0)

3. Adding or configuring client devices under Clients seems to stop working and the UI not longer allows any more changes after a period of time has passed.

New Features in v1.09 B14:
1. Adding WPS enable/disable button on management UI.
2. Extends the number of rules from 15 to 24. (Static Route IPv4 and v6, Port Forwarding, Firewall IPv4 and v6,Virtual Server, Website Filter)
3. Add Schedule Reboot.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: gotanwala on May 03, 2016, 02:53:49 PM
I've just purchased and set-up DIR-890l. It was easy enough to get it going but I'm surprised that there isn't a MAC whitelist option.

Are there any plans to add this feature?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 03, 2016, 03:10:29 PM
MAC filtering wasn't supported on these newer generation router. Not sure if it will be included. MAC filtering could be circumvented on older routers.

I've just purchased and set-up DIR-890l. It was easy enough to get it going but I'm surprised that there isn't a MAC whitelist option.

Are there any plans to add this feature?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: gotanwala on May 04, 2016, 09:26:11 AM
MAC filtering wasn't supported on these newer generation router. Not sure if it will be included. MAC filtering could be circumvented on older routers.

Interesting! I've been using this feature for so long that I hadn't realised that nowadays tools are available to circumvent this security measure easily without being a wifi guru. I just googled it... thanks for pointing this out.

How about an option to only allow admin access to the router from a wired port?

And, "hide SSID" option when smart connect is enabled?
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 04, 2016, 09:33:07 AM
Ya Mac Filter is nice in theory however people can modify MAC addresses if they really want to.  ::)

Access to the UI is needed for both wired and wireless connections as I believe D-Link wants users to be able to set up the router using either connection method, even for initial set up. Also long and the owner of the router doesn't give out the admin PW, and use a good PW, routers are safe.

Not sure if this is something that is compatible with SC and wireless performances. Also hiding SSID names is also good in theory however can also be found as well with scanners.  :-\
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: gotanwala on May 04, 2016, 09:55:25 AM
Thanks Furry!

I've been agonising about these issues since I got the router, but I feel a little better now.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 04, 2016, 10:16:13 AM
Understand. Users of older D-Link routers are used to that UI and the features they had. Newer generation routers are a bit more simplified and I presume D-Link did some research and also following with WiFi standard changes that didn't require some features to be used anymore or features of old are no longer compliant thus some reasons why they may not be seen in newer generation routers.

Enjoy the router for what it does. It's pretty solid.  ;)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: exfat on June 12, 2016, 08:59:01 AM
UI bug in 1.09 - navigation headers disappear when you navigate deeper into certain areas, and you have to use the "back" option to get to where you started since the header is missing.

The lack of exFAT support is surprising - and disappointing - an excellent cross-OS format.  D-Link should prioritize this - would make life a lot easier for those with both OS X and Windows computers.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on June 12, 2016, 10:29:27 AM
What browser are you using when you see this happening?
What menus are you seeing this on?
Try Opera or FF/
D-Link is aware of some UI issues. I have noticed that there is some UI display issues when first logging into the web page using IE11. However I have been able to navigate the menus to there places to get into deeper features and navigate out to higher levels...


NTFS works for me on my OSX devices. Has for years.

D-Link reserved exFat for there NAS storage systems. Not much call for that level of feature for home class routers where NTFS works for general use. Even though routers can handle some storage solutions, it's not meant to compete with NAS solutions so you wont get same performances as NAS. Especially with USB being a bottle neck and the many kinds of USB drives and drives that are inside them.

I recommend if you wanting exFat solutions and good storage performances, NAS should be on your list of items to review and consider. I enjoy my DNS-345 greatly.


UI bug in 1.09 - navigation headers disappear when you navigate deeper into certain areas, and you have to use the "back" option to get to where you started since the header is missing.

The lack of exFAT support is surprising - and disappointing - an excellent cross-OS format.  D-Link should prioritize this - would make life a lot easier for those with both OS X and Windows computers.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Diver1 on August 12, 2016, 05:01:15 AM
Just some info:
I just upgraded to 1.0b14 EU, and Chrome can not display all info and settings.... as soon as I use MS Edge, everything is OK. I had to install 2 times, as the router would not restart after downloading directly from the GUI. Downloaded again to a local machine, and updated through cable connection. Restored my settings, and booted.  Still, the router did have blank password, not the one restored... In Admin settings, there was not any option to set a new, Internet connection was missing etc. Still all my computers and cams were online.
So, I tried Edge, and all settings was OK......
Peculiar? I also upgraded a year ago, but had to reload the old firmware, as nothing worked...
Dlink, you have a job to do! My Netgear router downloaded , installed new FW, and worked as before after 5 minutes---- And, I have been working with DLink products since  the late 1980's.....was a friend of the first distributor in my country.. :-)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 12, 2016, 06:55:17 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)

  Link> >FW Update Process (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42457.0)

What is the version of Chrome your using? Does FF exhibit the same issue?
Did you clear Chromes browser cache before and after doing the FW update?
Try turning off these features in Chrome:
Top right corner, little bars for options > Settings > Settings (on left) > Show advanced settings.
Uncheck these:
Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
Predict network actions to improve page load performance
Enable phishing and malware protection

Just some info:
I just upgraded to 1.0b14 EU, and Chrome can not display all info and settings.... as soon as I use MS Edge, everything is OK. I had to install 2 times, as the router would not restart after downloading directly from the GUI. Downloaded again to a local machine, and updated through cable connection. Restored my settings, and booted.  Still, the router did have blank password, not the one restored... In Admin settings, there was not any option to set a new, Internet connection was missing etc. Still all my computers and cams were online.
So, I tried Edge, and all settings was OK......
Peculiar? I also upgraded a year ago, but had to reload the old firmware, as nothing worked...
Dlink, you have a job to do! My Netgear router downloaded , installed new FW, and worked as before after 5 minutes---- And, I have been working with DLink products since  the late 1980's.....was a friend of the first distributor in my country.. :-)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Diver1 on August 12, 2016, 08:24:33 AM
Region EU (Scandinavia)
Both , wired when updating.
No Factory reset

Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 m

RC
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 12, 2016, 08:26:50 AM
Please follow the FW update process fully to ensure FW update is installed correctly including doing a factory reset before and after loading the FW file.
Also be sure to clear any browser caches before and after loading the Fw file.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Diver1 on August 12, 2016, 09:25:42 AM
Thanks, I'll try a factory reset..
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 12, 2016, 10:15:36 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: exfat on August 23, 2016, 09:15:35 AM

NTFS works for me on my OSX devices. Has for years.

D-Link reserved exFat for there NAS storage systems. Not much call for that level of feature for home class routers where NTFS works for general use. Even though routers can handle some storage solutions, it's not meant to compete with NAS solutions so you wont get same performances as NAS. Especially with USB being a bottle neck and the many kinds of USB drives and drives that are inside them.

I recommend if you wanting exFat solutions and good storage performances, NAS should be on your list of items to review and consider. I enjoy my DNS-345 greatly.

UI bug in 1.09 - navigation headers disappear when you navigate deeper into certain areas, and you have to use the "back" option to get to where you started since the header is missing.

The lack of exFAT support is surprising - and disappointing - an excellent cross-OS format.  D-Link should prioritize this - would make life a lot easier for those with both OS X and Windows computers.

Come on, using NTFS drives with OS X is an utter mess - assuming you want WRITE access...  You need 3rd party software and have a good deal of faith.

NTFS is overly proprietary - ExFat is far more universal.  If D-Link can do ExFat (obviously they can) then it's simply pigheaded not to implement it.

In any case, my damn 890L AC3200 lost it's WAN port over the weekend - so I bought an ASUS instead.  What a fantastic software difference!  The ASUS has vastly superior options - makes the 890L's software look like garbage.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 23, 2016, 10:11:49 AM
How NTFS is designed, you'll need to talk to MS about that. Over all exFat is reserved for NAS for D-Link. This is considered not a bug.  ::)

So just saying that the WAN port was lost doesn't mean the unit is bad with out doing troubleshooting. Anyways, seems like you moved on.

Enjoying my 890L just fine. Others are too.

Good Luck.


NTFS works for me on my OSX devices. Has for years.

D-Link reserved exFat for there NAS storage systems. Not much call for that level of feature for home class routers where NTFS works for general use. Even though routers can handle some storage solutions, it's not meant to compete with NAS solutions so you wont get same performances as NAS. Especially with USB being a bottle neck and the many kinds of USB drives and drives that are inside them.

I recommend if you wanting exFat solutions and good storage performances, NAS should be on your list of items to review and consider. I enjoy my DNS-345 greatly.

UI bug in 1.09 - navigation headers disappear when you navigate deeper into certain areas, and you have to use the "back" option to get to where you started since the header is missing.

The lack of exFAT support is surprising - and disappointing - an excellent cross-OS format.  D-Link should prioritize this - would make life a lot easier for those with both OS X and Windows computers.

Come on, using NTFS drives with OS X is an utter mess - assuming you want WRITE access...  You need 3rd party software and have a good deal of faith.

NTFS is overly proprietary - ExFat is far more universal.  If D-Link can do ExFat (obviously they can) then it's simply pigheaded not to implement it.

In any case, my damn 890L AC3200 lost it's WAN port over the weekend - so I bought an ASUS instead.  What a fantastic software difference!  The ASUS has vastly superior options - makes the 890L's software look like garbage.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on September 01, 2016, 10:08:42 AM
Bugs: v1.10 B07
1. After setting up QoS, selected auto detect speeds and setting By Application, I drag and dropped Games in to the Highest section, Streaming into the High section and Chat and Social Networking and Email into the Medium section and Saved settings. Coming back to the QoS UI section again later on, I notice that the Priority sections displayed as blank or empty. Used OSX 10.10.5 and Safari and Windows 10 and IE11 when configuring QoS. Also viewed with current version of Opera. I presume the tiles should be displayed as configured and persist.

2. One of Two XB1 game consoles don't show in game (BO3) Open NAT status, one console does, one shows Moderate or Strict while online at the same time while gaming. Setting up IP address reservations for each console, .198 and .199. uPnP is enabled. DNS Relay is disabled. Rebooted the router after configuration was set up. XBL1 were turned back off after making IP address reservation change. Then 1st XB1 was powered on. Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows OPEN NAT. Powering up the 2nd XB1, Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows MODERATE NAT for the 2nd XB1. Later on after the 2nd XB1 was power cycled due to getting separated from the hosting team lobby, the 2nd XB1 gamer could not re-join the gaming group so power cycling the XB1 is a suggested solution to re-gain access to the team lobby. After the XB1 was power cycled, in game NAT showed STRICT NAT. Possible cause maybe due to bug #1 and the persistence of the By Application and saving the configuration may not be working correctly. Gaming was ok however signal bars fluctuated in the Yellow while gaming with two consoles running at the same time and in the same game. Ping times in game were around 80ms.
NOTE: In game OPEN NAT can be achieved and has been seen on two or more XB1 consoles when using a older generation DIR series router. most resent tested router was my DIR-655 Rev B v2.11NA using the configuration seen here:
Gaming and QoS for XBL (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42011.0)

3. Having about 18 reservations, I came back a few days later to see if I could add another IP reservation for a device that had not been given one, iPhone 4S. Soon as I enabled the reservation and selected Save, I received the reservation limit has been reached. I rebooted the router and tired a different browser and this time I attempted just to rename the device and still received the reservation limit message. This is on OSX 10.10.5 and latest versions Safari and Opera browsers. Seems like a reboot doesn't help and once the limit message has been tripped, you can't do anything else. I can remove the reservation for other devices however after doing that and rebooting the router, the message still appears when I either edit the device name or try to reserve another reservation. The only way to work around this is to do a factory reset which is not a good solution. This as been an on going problem since the 8##L series came out and were all hoping to see a fix for this.  :'(

4. Bad Wireless performance and some ISP service disconnections seen with this version of FW:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038)
Possible Smart Connect issue involved as well...http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081)
Reverting back to v1.09 seems to resolve issues seen with v1.10 that users are experiencing.

Feature Request:
1. Please increase the device reservation to 50 or make the reservation unlimited. We are finding more and more home users have more than 30 devices in a multi- person home and average users find it handy and helpful to use reservations when configuring routers for there needs.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: BiggShooter on September 05, 2016, 10:28:00 AM
Possible Bug: v1.10 B07
1. After setting up QoS, selected auto detect speeds and setting By Application, I drag and dropped Games in to the Highest section, Streaming into the High section and Chat and Social Networking and Email into the Medium section and Saved settings. Coming back to the QoS UI section again later on, I notice that the Priority sections displayed as blank or empty. Used OSX 10.10.5 and Safari and Windows 10 and IE11 when configuring QoS. Also viewed with current version of Opera. I presume the tiles should be displayed as configured and persist.

2. One of Two XB1 game consoles don't show in game (BO3) Open NAT status, one console does, one shows Moderate or Strict while online at the same time while gaming. Setting up IP address reservations for each console, .198 and .199. uPnP is enabled. DNS Relay is disabled. Rebooted the router after configuration was set up. XBL1 were turned back off after making IP address reservation change. Then 1st XB1 was powered on. Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows OPEN NAT. Powering up the 2nd XB1, Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows MODERATE NAT for the 2nd XB1. Later on after the 2nd XB1 was power cycled due to getting separated from the hosting team lobby, the 2nd XB1 gamer could not re-join the gaming group so power cycling the XB1 is a suggested solution to re-gain access to the team lobby. After the XB1 was power cycled, in game NAT showed STRICT NAT. Possible cause maybe due to bug #1 and the persistence of the By Application and saving the configuration may not be working correctly. Gaming was ok however signal bars fluctuated in the Yellow while gaming with two consoles running at the same time and in the same game. Ping times in game were around 80ms.
NOTE: In game OPEN NAT can be achieved and has been seen on two or more XB1 consoles when using a older generation DIR series router. most resent tested router was my DIR-655 Rev B v2.11NA using the configuration seen here:
Gaming and QoS for XBL (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42011.0)

3. Having about 18 reservations, I came back a few days later to see if I could add another IP reservation for a device that had not been given one, iPhone 4S. Soon as I enabled the reservation and selected Save, I received the reservation limit has been reached. I rebooted the router and tired a different browser and this time I attempted just to rename the device and still received the reservation limit message. This is on OSX 10.10.5 and latest versions Safari and Opera browsers. Seems like a reboot doesn't help and once the limit message has been tripped, you can't do anything else. I can remove the reservation for other devices however after doing that and rebooting the router, the message still appears when I either edit the device name or try to reserve another reservation. The only way to work around this is to do a factory reset which is not a good solution. This as been an on going problem since the 8##L series came out and were all hoping to see a fix for this.  :'(

I'm seeing the EXACT SAME ISSUES Furry.  This has been an issue since the release of the 890L (device reservation / renaming).  D'LINK - PLEASE DROP THE DHCP RESERVATION LIMIT!  With today's technology and most everything having wifi connectivity, it would be nice to reserve IP addresses for AS MANY devices as we wish. 
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on September 06, 2016, 07:10:25 AM
Updated bug list...  ::)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on October 12, 2016, 11:33:30 AM
Bugs: v1.10 B07
1. After setting up QoS, selected auto detect speeds and setting By Application, I drag and dropped Games in to the Highest section, Streaming into the High section and Chat and Social Networking and Email into the Medium section and Saved settings. Coming back to the QoS UI section again later on, I notice that the Priority sections displayed as blank or empty. Used OSX 10.10.5 and Safari and Windows 10 and IE11 when configuring QoS. Also viewed with current version of Opera. I presume the tiles should be displayed as configured and persist.

2. One of Two XB1 game consoles don't show in game (BO3) Open NAT status, one console does, one shows Moderate or Strict while online at the same time while gaming. Setting up IP address reservations for each console, .198 and .199. uPnP is enabled. DNS Relay is disabled. Rebooted the router after configuration was set up. XBL1 were turned back off after making IP address reservation change. Then 1st XB1 was powered on. Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows OPEN NAT. Powering up the 2nd XB1, Xbox Live dashboard networking settings shows OPEN NAT. Loading BO3 game shows MODERATE NAT for the 2nd XB1. Later on after the 2nd XB1 was power cycled due to getting separated from the hosting team lobby, the 2nd XB1 gamer could not re-join the gaming group so power cycling the XB1 is a suggested solution to re-gain access to the team lobby. After the XB1 was power cycled, in game NAT showed STRICT NAT. Possible cause maybe due to bug #1 and the persistence of the By Application and saving the configuration may not be working correctly. Gaming was ok however signal bars fluctuated in the Yellow while gaming with two consoles running at the same time and in the same game. Ping times in game were around 80ms.
NOTE: In game OPEN NAT can be achieved and has been seen on two or more XB1 consoles when using a older generation DIR series router. most resent tested router was my DIR-655 Rev B v2.11NA using the configuration seen here:
Gaming and QoS for XBL (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42011.0)

3. Having about 18 reservations, I came back a few days later to see if I could add another IP reservation for a device that had not been given one, iPhone 4S. Soon as I enabled the reservation and selected Save, I received the reservation limit has been reached. I rebooted the router and tired a different browser and this time I attempted just to rename the device and still received the reservation limit message. This is on OSX 10.10.5 and latest versions Safari and Opera browsers. Seems like a reboot doesn't help and once the limit message has been tripped, you can't do anything else. I can remove the reservation for other devices however after doing that and rebooting the router, the message still appears when I either edit the device name or try to reserve another reservation. The only way to work around this is to do a factory reset which is not a good solution. This as been an on going problem since the 8##L series came out and were all hoping to see a fix for this.  :'(

4. Bad Wireless performance and some ISP service disconnections seen with this version of FW:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038)
Possible Smart Connect issue involved as well...http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081)
Reverting back to v1.09 seems to resolve issues seen with v1.10 that users are experiencing.
UPDATE: 10/12/2016
Seems that this issue is due to a defect in the Broadcom chipset. Issue effects D-Link and other router Mfrs as well. All newer DIR series routers using Broadcom chip sets are effected. D-Link is working with Broadcom on this issue to correct it.

Please be patient.

Feature Request:
1. Please increase the device reservation to 50 or make the reservation unlimited. We are finding more and more home users have more than 30 devices in a multi- person home and average users find it handy and helpful to use reservations when configuring routers for there needs.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on November 28, 2016, 07:16:16 AM
Bugs: v1.11 B01

1. Naming of devices that are not being reserved presents a "maximum DHCP reservations exceeded" message when editing just the name of the client only and then saving the change. http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65936.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65936.0)

2. Bad Wireless performance disconnections seen with this version of FW: v1.11
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65942.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65942.0)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65885.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65885.0)
v1.10 reported posts:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273001#msg273001)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273046#msg273046)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273038#msg273038)
Possible Smart Connect issue involved as well...http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65499.msg273081#msg273081)

Reverting back to v1.09 seems to resolve issues seen with v1.10 and v1.11 that users are experiencing.
UPDATE: 10/12/2016
Seems that this issue is due to a defect in the Broadcom chipset. Issue effects D-Link and other router Mfrs as well. All newer DIR series routers using Broadcom chip sets are effected. D-Link is working with Broadcom on this issue to correct it.

Please be patient.

Feature Request:
1. Please increase the device reservation to 50 or make the reservation unlimited. We are finding more and more home users have more than 30 devices in a multi- person home and average users find it handy and helpful to use reservations when configuring routers for there needs.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on March 10, 2017, 07:10:22 AM
FYI:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66483.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66483.0)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 01, 2017, 09:20:53 PM
Be able to edit and set device names with out it using up a Device IP Reservation. v1.11 B02 and DIR-895L/880L v1.08. Other newer generation model routers maybe effected.
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65936.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65936.0)

Add Full Cone NAT options to the new DIR series router model line.  ::)
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65732 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65732)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 08, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
Ensure correct Identify of connected HW in the UI.
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on October 16, 2017, 10:00:18 AM
FYI:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=56542.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=56542.0)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on July 24, 2018, 09:17:51 AM
FYI:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=73912.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=73912.0)
Title: Re: DIR-890L FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on October 11, 2018, 09:24:33 PM
Kind of hard to tell which frequency a DIR-880L is connected to in wireless bridge mode with the 890L:
(https://image.ibb.co/mXd53p/DIR890-Lw880-Ltile.png)
This shows being wired for some reason. Though I chose and SSID which I couldn't tell on the 880L which frequency to select first before saving. The only indication is the top LED on the DIR-880L for 5Ghz was lit up.  :-\

Would like to see this behavior improved, if not for the 8xxL series, then for future routers. Please.