|Submited By: Fantolio on 06/15/2010|
The D-Link DAP-1360 is, in my opinion, a worthless piece of junk.
My internet service provider recommended a D-Link Rangbooster N Dual Bank Router. I purchased one and installed it with no problem using a portable running Windows 7. Wireless reception from this wireless router was great, and the speedtest was very close to the speed I got by connecting directly to my computer s ethernet port.
Our house has a four-foot thick rock wall through most of the middle, so I purchased a D-Link N Range Extender to catch the signal at the edge of the wall and re-beam it to the other side of the house.
I made three attempts to do the installation myself based on the instructions in the box. The Windows 7 screens in the instructions did not match the actual Windows 7 screens, so it proved impossible to do the self-installation.
Next, I called the toll free installation assistance line. While the person on the line was very patient and courteous, we had to work together for over 45 minutes to get the Range Extender installed.
When I began using the part of the house with the range extended, the bandwidth was EXTREMELY slow, despite the fact that the Rangebooster increased the signal bars from 1 to 5. When I say EXTREMELY slow, I meant that a 4.8 mbps download speed was choked down to .437 mpbs.
At this point, I suppose I could have called D-Link tech support again, but by now I had invested several hours just trying to get a simple range extender up and running. My conclusion is that this a poorly designed and implemented product which is not worth purchasing. Avoid it at all costs.