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Title: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: Chet1 on September 07, 2015, 07:27:23 PM
Hello, I just installed my new 880L and is working pretty well; it is faster than my old 655 router;

At first I had some problems with the initial 1.02 version, but then did the factory reset and moved to 1.04WW firmware which solved most of my issues: I could not connect on a 2.4 ghz N wireless laptop until I disabled Smart Connect and also the 2.4 40mhz channel width (using only 20mhz channel width) ; I also disabled the 20/40 channel coexistence as it did not seem to work for the 2.4 auto 20/40 option.  All my 802.11N devices all work great now on the 2.4 ghz band; also the 5ghz band works great for N and AC devices with no changes (except for disabling the smart connect).

I still have a problem with the QOS ; it worked fine for a while after initial setup ; but a day or two afterward it won't let me save any changes; fortunately I made most of the important ones early.

One more thing:  my Time setting doesn't work under Management ; I am in the Central Time zone (Daylight Saving Enabled)  and I have to set it to Eastern Zone to get the right time set.

Overall router works fine and is an worthwhile improvement, but I think there are still some situations.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on September 08, 2015, 07:00:42 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)

Did you walk thru the initial set up wizard then go in and set your QoS testings?
We are seeing a similar behavior with the 890L and QoS not being able to configure it.

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations

Is DST enabled for TIME?

Have you loaded v1.05 and tested?
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: Chet1 on September 14, 2015, 09:47:19 AM
I installed and tested the new firmware 1.05 b02ww and tested;  the same problems as mentioned in first post recurred; I did do the factory reset , etc.
I do not use the smart connect feature; for the QOS set the items up right away ; you may not be able to change them later except if you do a factory reset again.

in addition you should enter something in the QOS upload download speeds; this seems to work fine - but don't set too low a value as it does definitely effect router speed.

Again for me if I set up QOS right away, use the 2.4 ghz 20mhz  (not auto 20/40) channel band (5ghz band works great); and if I set the time to Eastern (which gives me my correct Central time), I am working great.

I did notice that if I set the time manually and then turn the router off for a while the time does not resume again with the correct time but has the time when turn off .,

One thing I am am going to check though is that my Time Warner Cable box has wireless on it; its a Docsis 3 box Motorola SBG6580 and is fast but also sends out a 2.4 ghz wireless signal on Channel 1 which may interfere with my Dlink 2.4 channels. ; I am going to call Time Warner and ask if they can turn off the wireless.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on September 14, 2015, 11:27:36 AM


I installed and tested the new firmware 1.05 b02ww and tested;  the same problems as mentioned in first post recurred; I did do the factory reset , etc.
I do not use the smart connect feature; for the QOS set the items up right away ; you may not be able to change them later except if you do a factory reset again.

in addition you should enter something in the QOS upload download speeds; this seems to work fine - but don't set too low a value as it does definitely effect router speed.

Again for me if I set up QOS right away, use the 2.4 ghz 20mhz  (not auto 20/40) channel band (5ghz band works great); and if I set the time to Eastern (which gives me my correct Central time), I am working great.

I did notice that if I set the time manually and then turn the router off for a while the time does not resume again with the correct time but has the time when turn off .,

One thing I am am going to check though is that my Time Warner Cable box has wireless on it; its a Docsis 3 box Motorola SBG6580 and is fast but also sends out a 2.4 ghz wireless signal on Channel 1 which may interfere with my Dlink 2.4 channels. ; I am going to call Time Warner and ask if they can turn off the wireless.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: Chet1 on September 16, 2015, 07:44:04 AM
Hello,  Good News...

My Time Warner Cable modem is(was) bridged, but as I mentioned the wireless was on;  I had Time Warner turn off their 2.4 wireless, and my problems with the Dlink 880L 2.4 wireless as I mentioned previously went away; I have the  802.11n auto 20/40 setting on and it works as I think it should now with no drops and at fast speed. 

However, the QOS still doesn't save changes after the first initial setup day, and Time functions under management still seems off as I have it set to Eastern DST and the correct time shows for Central (where I am) below it (when using the Dlink time  server) .  These to me seem minor issues to me at this time.

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on September 16, 2015, 07:51:14 AM
Glad to hear about the wireless.

As for QoS, I've made D-Link aware of the problems with QoS and hope to be fixed in next release.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: hydra3333 on October 29, 2015, 01:56:15 AM
 :D so do I.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on October 29, 2015, 06:36:25 AM
Huh?  ???

:D so do I.
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: hydra3333 on October 29, 2015, 04:09:18 PM
"hope to be fixed in next release" ... so do I  :)
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on October 30, 2015, 02:17:30 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on April 11, 2016, 10:26:12 AM
You two try the beta yet?  ???
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64587.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64587.0)
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: Chet1 on April 11, 2016, 06:31:37 PM
I have installed the 1.07 beta and It has fixed the QOS problems I would have where I could not update clients under the QOS feature unless I had just installed firmware; Now I can do it ;

the time now can be set manually and it holds correctly ; however when the router is rebooted it does not remember the time and must be reset.

Also the Dynamic DNS manual feature does not work with "DNSOMATIC" service. I tried  the settings that work with the Dir 655 for Dnsomatic as reported in other forums here. I  use a program "DynSite" mentioned by dnsomatic on their website and it works fine but I would prefer to use the 880 feature if possible.

(Note: in my previous messages I indicated I had a static IP; since then I have switched to DHCP when I bought a new Dlink 301 cable modem so I would not have to pay rental to Time Warner for their cable modem) The 301 cable modem has worked very well I feel and seems to pair well with the 880 speed and performance wise except for the items I mentioned above. The conversion was pretty easy; the 880 picked up the DHCP IP info.  Speed tests indicate the Dlink cable modem outperforms the other cable modem I had. 
Title: Re: I just installed my new 880L
Post by: FurryNutz on April 12, 2016, 09:20:46 AM
Glad the beta works well and that the router works well with D-Links 301 cable modem. Had been curious about that modem for a while. Thank you for posting your experiences with it.  ;)

Not sure if this 3rd party DNS service is supporting with this particular model router. You might phone contact them and ask.