I'm assuming from the firmware seems this product is a hybrid , with the modem tacked onto the router platform rather than a dedicated gateway platform as with Broadcom 63xx series in many gateways popular here on Whirlpool.Couple of important things to note: To me this is unacceptable for a 0 Broadcom unit when D-Link's cheaper/older units have it fully supported. This modem is supposed to have ALL the boxes ticked except VOIP/3G features (which are hidden in the firmware anyway) If the SPI and IPTV is fixed, I would definitely classify this as the best AC DSL Gateway on the market, and I have used and modded enough gateways to know otherwise. Damn this item would look fantastic sitting on the desk, simply too good to hide it away.However not knowing anything about recent modems I wanted to do some research. Will the wireless range be good enough for a single story 4 bedroom house? It gave me an extra 300Kbps over my old Dynalink – I only get 7424Kbps max. I managed to connect once to adsl2 (never ever been able to do this before) and I got over 9000Kbps, but once I disconnected, i could not reconnect so will stick with for a while Local wireless is very fast at 2.4G and 5G and the range very good.It's definetly not a deal breaker considering the speed of the wireless, but it's there if you want/need it. Hooroo :-) but thats just it if it does not do as advertised its nether perfect or worth the money or time and i would suggest anyone who gets one of this and believes they have been mislead by the non functionality return it rather than put up with what i obviously sub standard quality but thats just it if it does not do as advertised its nether perfect or worth the money or time and i would suggest anyone who gets one of this and believes they have been mislead by the non functionality return it rather than put up with what i obviously sub standard quality But it does do what is advertised and I am an extremely happy customer.And to change to usb 3.0, it's as easy as ticking a check box and waiting 1 min for the modem to be in usb 3.0 mode. For the record I have not noticed a drop in 2.4ghz wifi performance when in usb 3.0 mode. And worse case scenario there is still 5ghz wifi at full speed. I agree people should be aware of it, but it doesn't need fixing. If you feel mislead, then fair enough don't buy it – One person being misled doesn't mean that it is sub standard quality.
It is extremely unlikely this unit would be better than ASUS' offerings. Running off the switch are 4 devices – my HTPC (intel NUC), my Panasonic Led and 2 dual network tuners (hdhomeunr/kaiser baas).
Choosing root only gave me dlna streaming from 1 hard drive, even though i can see both on the network and copy to and from them. Also, when you choose to use a usb 3.0 hdrive, a warning from D-link appears stating that your 2.4G wireless may be affected if you choose USB 3.0. I am curious as to whether you can help me further with my discussion here:- /forum-replies.cfm?
If you are worried, you can simply use it as a USB 2.0 port and no such warning appears. t=2136898 If not, perhaps you may know someone with some settings I could try on the DSL-2890AL to boost my internet speed a little more or lessen my noise. Hooroo I know you are trying your best to convince a Billion Fanboy to try your product but you're wasting your time.
D-Link DSL-2890AL Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Modem Router and it seems to be only available in Australia? pid=DSL-2890AL Not available in the US as far as I can see. The only thing I hate about D-Link they're even more secretive about their modem chip-set than Netgear or Linksys.
If you search for 'dlink and 2890' you wont find images or reviews from anywhere else in the world and it only appears on the Aussie D-Link page. Anyway I've got 2TB drive connected to it and it seems to be running constantly even with the TV's and PC's and all wifi products switched off in my house. Went into JBhifi today, and this modem was recommended for me.