Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 17:38 Post subject: D-Link DIR-615 D2
I recently recieved a new D-Link DIR-615 D2 wireless-n router from my ISP as a 'upgrade gift'.
Unfortunately, this router is absolutely rubbish. It's very slow and gets unresponsive quite frequently .. It's time for DD-WRT.
Now, I couldn't find anything for my specific hardware revision, so I'm guessing this router is quite new?
I've opened it up and written down the details on all of the chipsets I can see below .. Can somone tell me if the router is compatible?
I'll be more than happy to provide any other information if you like. Pictures, demos, testing .. I'll do it all because if I brick this, It's not the end of the world. Isn't doing me much good being plugged in .. However, If I get this working, another lucky user will be able to escape this routers horrific firmware!
(This one had a metal plate covering .. Guessing it's a intererence thing?)
(These two are next to eachother)
(This one was below them)
Virgin Media, in conjuction with their wireless 50Mb cable package have sent me a D-Link DIR-615 Router, H/W ver D2.
The firmware supplied on it, Ver: 1.00VG [Virgin Group?] is crippled in every which way, purportedly to reduce their technical service costs?
As such, the router is completely useless as anything other than a distributor for the internet.
QoS doesn't work, WPA2 only mode is disabled, the router frequently freezes and requires resetting daily to continue to accept client connections.
You say your devs require a sample to get DD-WRT working on it - How long would the turnaround be?
If less than a month, I'd be more than happy to loan it to you for dev purposes; I am based in the UK.
Please get back to me if this would be acceptable.
I'll go one further than that TheStockBroker to save you the hassle of not having a router.
I've already got a Linux firewall doing all of the internet jobs anyway. So I'll send the router to the devs for as long as they want if they're willing to accept (obviously if I get it back if you get it working! )?
Saves me running a 20m LAN cable through the house for the forseeable future..
Can't wait to have this on the move; been watching the C1 & D1 revisions as work in progress, hoping I'd be able to use it on my D2.. But they've been listed as 'wip' for weeks now, and I'm desperate to get some real functionality out of what could be a top piece of kit!