My previous router (a Linksys WAG200G) was acting crazy recently, i.e. it crashed randomly with no apparent cause and the only way to recover it was to unplug the power because the web-interface was not accessible at all during these crashes… a device reboot then is possible only unplugging the power
After some readings I found this review. In that site there are a lot of benchmarks and based on results published there, it seems that the 655 is one of the best routers available.
I have to say that I’m not interested ad all to the wireless performance, because I don’t use it at all. I’m interested more in cabled connections, and the 655 seems capable to manage a very high number of contemporary connections (it should be useful when using the torrent). The gigabit switch is welcome too
Being me a total noob, it is possible that I completely misunderstood the benchmarks, btw I bought this router and of course now problems started
First of all, after reading some information on D-Link forums (there is a subforum dedicated to this specific model… this can give an idea how problematic is the 655 ) I noticed that there is no official stable firmware available for this router. All firmwares are marked as beta. Moreover, there are different versions according to geographic region, so there is an EU version for Europe, a NA version for North America, etc. Of course, the latest (beta) versions are not available at all for the EU, but only for NA, and there is a bold statement that installing a NA firmware on the EU routers will void warranty (and probably it will destroy the device too ).
The default firmware already included in the router (version 1.21EU) has a weird issue: it allow to change settings only a single time. After changing a setting, the web interface asks for a reboot. After the reboot, any change is simply ignored. The only way to remedy (according to D-Link forums, and I can confirm this) is reset to factory settings, make all changes, and reboot the device only after all changes are made.
It occurred to me 5 factory resets to finally be able to make all the needed changes, but finally it seems that everything is fine.
I don’t have the default firmware available and I have no idea how to extract it to save somewhere a .bin file on HDD, and being all firmwares available marked as beta, I’m not sure that is really a good idea to install a more recent firmware, even because on D-Link forums I read about many users complaining that the new firmwares solve an issue and create 2-3 new issues
btw, after a ton of errors and factory resets, I was finally able to set the router to work. It was not that easy to open a port for the torrent, but now everything seems working. I said seems, because the performance is not really nice for this router.
With the old linksys I was able to upload at full speed, but with the new router I can download but I can’t upload at all. The port for the torrent is open (I checked and it is working correctly), but even if the tracker (a private one) is able to see my connection I can’t seed a single byte
Any idea what can be the problem?
The only changes I made on default settings are the following:
- change router password
- disable wireless
- open a port for the torrent
- disable QoS
There are a lot of settings for this router, so if any furher information is needed, tell me and I’ll check it