Product Type: D-Link in Wireless LAN
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Member Name: chickiepoo
D-Link Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-port Modem Router DSL-2740R
Advantages: all of it
I have now had the d-link 2740r for roughly 3 months now, since I joined talk talk for my broadband. So now I will tell you about the router in as much detail as possible.
The box is pure black. On the front is a sticker, which I assume is put on by your broadband supplier as it has your network name and your wireless password typed onto it. You need this password to set up any other wireless network, for example a laptop, or on your mobile phone, I have done this on my mobile phone and it does work perfectly with it.
On the back of the box it shows you how to set the box up and what each light on the front means. On the front you have your power button, 4 LAN lights, WLAN light, a DSL light and your Internet light. All of these lights that are on, if all in working order should be solid green, if you have one that is red then you have a problem.
Towards the rear of the box, you have 3 aerials, which should all be kept upright for a better signal. Then you have your reset button, I have never had to use this as I haven't had any problems with it, but if by chance you do ever need to reset it, you will need to use a pin, or the end of a ball point pen as you cant reset it otherwise, I find this good as it means you cant reset it by accident just by touching the box. Then you have where your power leas goes, this needs to be plugged into the back of your modem, then into a plug socket to get power to the box. Then you have 4 LAN sockets you can plug your Ethernet cable into anyone of these sockets or can use up to all 4 if you have multiple computers and the other end needs to be plugged into the back of your computer. Then you have where your phone cable is plugged into also, that needs to be also plugged into your phone box to give you your Internet. There is a power button too, to switch the power off your modem, which I have had to do occasionally if my Internet went funny.
Well so far the box has never had any problems with it, if I have ever had problems it has been with my Internet supplier and not the router. I didn't have to buy this box as it came free with my Internet, but if I did have to buy a replacement box I would purchase one of these. It seems quite durable as at one time it was on the floor at the side of my computer and it did get stood on quite a few times, and there is no damage to it at all, not even a scratch. It's even had coffee spilt on it and still no problems. I would definitely recommend getting one of these boxes as in 3 months and a lot of possible damage it still works perfectly.
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