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Author Topic: Buggy firmware or defective router?  (Read 7423 times)

legalalien

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Buggy firmware or defective router?
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:21:32 PM »

I was very excited to get my new router a few days ago.  It seemed to have most of the features I need on the road, and I had read fairly decent reviews. I tried the router with my home Wi-Fi network, and it seemed to work alright.

Things went downhill quickly when I actually took it on the road.  Connecting to Gogo inflight Wi-Fi was easy, but the router would not stay connected: WAN connection would reset, the router would occasionally reboot, then finally the interface stopped responding completely and the power/connection LED turned red.  I could still use the Internet for a short while UI was unresponsive.

At the hotel the situation was very similar. The Internet connection would stay up, but after 15 - 20 minutes the LED would turn red and I would not be able to bring up the management page (192.168.x.1).

The battery meter would go from full to 80% to 40% in 30 minutes...but if I plugged the router in, the meter would jump back to 80% immediately.

So, what's everyone's experience: is the router working well for you on the road (I don't really care how good things are at home, and it's a travel router) and  I have a defective unit, or do you find firmware buggy and connections to hotel and airport hotspots unreliable?

FWIW, H/W revision is A1 and F/W is 1.03.

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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 07:06:51 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?

Did this router come loaded with v1.03? Or did you update to it?

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legalalien

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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 08:42:34 PM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?

Did this router come loaded with v1.03? Or did you update to it?



I'm in the US, and the router came with 1.02.  After I ran into issues I upgraded to 1.03 hoping that the new f/w would resolve some or all of them.  There was no noticeable change in router performance.
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 07:59:04 AM »

Did you happen to follow this for upgrading FW?
FW Update Process
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 04:23:44 PM »

Did you happen to follow this for upgrading FW?
FW Update Process

Ok, I did factory reset and restored configuration.  We'll see how the router performs after that.
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 07:06:25 AM »

I also would try a factory reset and not reload the saved configuration file.

Keep us posted.  ;)
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 05:59:30 PM »

I have had a similar experience - at some hotels. The LED turns red and I can't connect to the administrative page. But the router appears to continue to work. At other hotels, it's fine. I have seen the red LED problem at two Hampton Inns - I don't know if there's a connection there.

While the D-Link support site shows 1.03 as the latest firmware, the router's own update page shows a 1.04 and downloaded it. I have no idea where it gets it from since the FTP site only shows a 1.03. I can't find any info or release notes on the 1.04 version.
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 06:18:47 PM »

I'll ask around to see if I can get some info on v1.04.  ???
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 06:34:43 AM »

I have had this issue as well. I would just have to reset the router - like all the time. It also meant that the router would have to reload its DLNA server every single time.
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Re: Buggy firmware or defective router?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 07:03:06 AM »

What FW is currently loaded?
There is more recent FW available for the 510L...http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=62661.0
Not sure if this will help or not. I only see new dongle support items added since v1.03. v1.04 is the same.


I have had this issue as well. I would just have to reset the router - like all the time. It also meant that the router would have to reload its DLNA server every single time.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 07:36:58 AM by FurryNutz »
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