My old Belkin 54G wireless router kicked the bucket this last month and I’ve been looking for a fairly cheap replacement. I saw the D-Link 622 for cheap on www.newegg.com and picked it up on a whim thinking anything could be better than what I previously had.
Boy was I wrong. It seems to have a compatibility issue with my Wireless N on my Dell XPS 15Z so I cannot use the wireless-N mode. The symptoms are completely strange. Doing some research I have found no other posts on it. When I ping google.com the response time is all over the board and randomly it times out. If I plug into the LAN side then the pings are consistently strong. I’ve downgraded most of the settings and it is completely a dumb wireless access point now. If I make any progress on the issue I’ll update this post.
Turning off DNS relay and DHCP settings on the LAN side make it a basic access point. Then assigning a static IP to the LAN side which matches my internal network finishes off the setup.
Pro-Networking-Tip. Wait for it…. ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS check to make sure your router can support DDWRT before you purchase. I wish I had checked the compatibility database before making this purchase. There are quite a few features missing. Live and learn. Wish I had done more research, but I will stick it out a few more months and hope that I can either inherit a router which supports DDWRT or will just break down and buy one which does.