Linksys stuck on validating identity

D-Link DSL-2890AL Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Modem Router and it seems to be only available in Australia? pid=DSL-2890AL Not available in the US as far as I can see. The only thing I hate about D-Link they're even more secretive about their modem chip-set than Netgear or Linksys.If you search for 'dlink and 2890' you wont find images or reviews from anywhere else in the world and it only appears on the Aussie D-Link page. Anyway I've got 2TB drive connected to it and it seems to be running constantly even with the TV's and PC's and all wifi products switched off in my house. Went into JBhifi today, and this modem was recommended for me.

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Only down side is the current price tag which should drop down soon as it starts filtering into every common retail change.

Plus it's capabilities seem quite good with just about everything.

Damn this item would look fantastic sitting on the desk, simply too good to hide it away.

However not knowing anything about recent modems I wanted to do some research. Will the wireless range be good enough for a single story 4 bedroom house? It gave me an extra 300Kbps over my old Dynalink – I only get 7424Kbps max. I managed to connect once to adsl2 (never ever been able to do this before) and I got over 9000Kbps, but once I disconnected, i could not reconnect so will stick with for a while Local wireless is very fast at 2.4G and 5G and the range very good.

MY current modem I have had for over 10 years DSL 504. I want to hook up mobiles (2), PS3, and blu-ray hhd recorder, and 2 pc's up to the modem. (if I have the modem set up at one end of the house)? I have no dead spots in my house and can use it down the street as well.

I want NBN connectivity too, but probably not get nbn for another 4 years. I couldn't get it to connect to my PVR, but after a day of trying everything, I rebooted the PVR and it connected to the network. Wife has her laptop and mobile on 2.4G and I use 5G with my mobile.

Regards The DSL-2890AL is a new unit and thus there is very little feedback on it. I have a desktop PC 20 metres away connected to 1 ethernet port and I have a TP-Link 8 port switch on a 2nd ethernet port.

It is extremely unlikely this unit would be better than ASUS' offerings. Running off the switch are 4 devices – my HTPC (intel NUC), my Panasonic Led and 2 dual network tuners (hdhomeunr/kaiser baas).

In the past D-Link's hardware quality has been questionable on some units and D-Link firmware support is often very poor often slow or firmware updates never come to address issues. I have 2 hard drives connected to the D-Link DSL-2890AL. I was given the option to pick a directory for dlna streaming.

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