Friday, 11 October 2013

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router Review

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router Review

When it comes to buying products online researching before buying is necessary. So, I am writing a hands on review of D-Link DSL-2730U  wireless router. D-Link DSL-2730U is fast, reliable and value for money, it acts as both DSL modem as well as a router. After researching about wireless routers on internet this was the best I could buy. 4 LAN ports and wireless-N support makes it suitable for multiple users.

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router
Pros : Glass Finish, Affordable, Small Size, Solid build quality, No connection drops.
Cons : Dust and Fingerprint magnet, Only for small Premises, Low Transmit Power.



D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router packaging

Design

The router has a flat rectangular design with LED status indicators on top of it. There are 4 LAN ports on back of the router. D-Link has provided superior RJ45 cable, telephone line cords, splitter, power adaptor, installation CD, user manual and warranty card. The router comes in pure black color with yellow LAN slots. The power, WLAN and WPS buttons are on the back side of the router. The build quality of the device is amazing, the material of modem looks solid.

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router lights

Specifications

The router is rectangular with dimensions 195.x 115.93x36.55 mm. The router supports 802.11b/g with some 802.11n features and provides Wireless speed: up to 54 Mbps (802.11g), 150 Mbps (802.11n). Frequency range of the device is 2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz and also supports 64/128 bits WEP data encryption. The wireless antenna has transmitting power of 20 dBm. Some more features are IPv6 support, inbuilt NAT firewall, DDoS attack prevention, Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), Static Routing, Parental Control (URL blocking, scheduling), PVC/VLAN port mapping, IGMP Snooping with 32 Multicast groups, Authentication:  MAC address access Control.

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router settings

Performance

I have a 4 Mbps connection and 2730-U picks up that speed very easily even on WLAN and mobile phone devices. There is no packet loss or connection drops during the connection. Now talking about its wireless strength, it will disappoint you if you plan to transmit internet over a large area, as its wireless transmitting strength is not much pleasing. If you have 3-4 rooms in your house, its perfect for you, but you might want to give a second thought if you are planning to install it somewhere like a shop.

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router

Pricing

Flipkart has priced this router at Rs. 1,735, I bought it from a local shop for Rs. 2,000. Looking at other routers in similar price range, D-Link DSL-2730U seems to be the best deal. D-Link is a well known networking company and it hasn't disappointed me.

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router Driver CD

D-Link DSL-2730U Wireless Router Ports

Final Verdict

After using the router for a while, the only problem I came across is the low wireless transmitting power. Which may bug you, but otherwise this is a great router. D-Link is providing 3 years carry-in warranty. So, if you are looking to buy a new wireless router this one is best buy in this price range.

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Sachin Verma is an aspiring Photographer and Student. He takes great pride in his Website BitDoz and can be seen Posting about Technology and Reviews Gadgets there.

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