The only decent firmware for the DI-624 D-Link router?

Di624_125_nml.zip

This seems to be a decently working firmware for the D-Link DI-624 broadband router, hardware rev. B2. At least it works a lot better than 1.28 has done for me.

With 1.12: After about a week in operation, sometimes less, the router locks up completely. Pulling the plug is the only way to get it up again. Eventually I tired of this and upgraded to the latest firmware....

With 1.28: Utter crap. Of course, with some D-Link support sites listing only 1.25, and most both 1.25 and 1.28, I should've guessed it was fishy. No awards to the D-Link firmware team!! The router rebooted about every 15 minutes when under heavy traffic - when it didn't do so, it gradually worked slower and slower... (What a nice way to solve the "will eventually lock up"-problem - just have it reboot a few times per hour instead!!) So, now I've downgraded to 1.25.

With 1.25: After 20 hours in operation, things are looking good. It's running reliably so far, speed is good as well. I'm praying it continues this way. One thing is for certain - my next wireless broadband router won't be a D-Link.

Worth mention: I've never used WEP encryption; haven't bothered trying it either as it reportedly (and logically) causes problems. I do use MAC filtering. The router I use is the Norwegian edition; I don't know if that makes any difference.

PS: I also have a D-Link DWL-520+ 802.11b-card. First, it caused problems versus my SB Audigy card - therefore I put it in another computer, a Soltek EQ3401. There I experienced compatability problems yet again - this time the wireless caused the computer to freeze completely. Switching to a 3Com card solved the problem.

Contact me: arew(at)ifi.uio.no

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