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NTP 'vandalism'[edit]

Is this necessary? NETGEAR did this a while back, and ended up knocking the University of Wisconsin's NTP server offline. There's no mention of that in their article. 24.57.203.238 14:24, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Well then? Be bold, research it and go add one! That it isn't included in another article doesn't make it false.Flakeloaf 00:43, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
The point is, the incident with NETGEAR was far larger than the one with D-Link. Just because it's a current event doesn't mean it has to be here. Is every current event documented for every product? I think not. This isn't as big a deal as people make it out to be. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.57.203.238 (talkcontribs) 21:07, April 17, 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Flakeloaf, therefore, I have reverted the page so that the NTP issue is included.

If you agree, why don't you sign your posts? 66.207.99.134 00:42, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

OK, this is crap. The argument that "Netgear did it too" does NOT make it right to abuse NTP, nor does it change the fact that D-Link is (as of 21 Apr 2006) abusing the system, nor does it change the fact that it is a relevant fact about D-Link that should be included in the article. I cannot help but notice that the majority of edits removing this are from anonymous users, and cannot but wonder if this is D-Link astroturfing. Moreover, the amount of traffic being generated by D-Link is *huge*, and unlike Netgear who moved to correct the problem and reimburse UoW for the trouble, D-Link is ignoring the matter. N0YKG 14:07, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Okay. I've re-added the NTP issue, documented it and NPOVed it as much as possible. It even has a shiny new current tag. This addresses the concerns raised by 24.57.whoever. Flakeloaf 14:48, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Further edited to add the issue is now resolved and everything is now fine. 24.57.203.238 00:36, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Page is locked[edit]

I have decided to lock this page after I have discovered that there are much information which seems to be done by vandals. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.207.99.134 (talk • contribs) 17:52, February 25, 2006 (UTC)

So now we have an article which desperately needs cleaning up/rewriting, has no significant vandalism (at least, not that I could find in the history) and has been locked by someone who can't write grammatically correct sentences or sign their own posts? --Jibjibjib 01:50, 26 February 2006 (UTC) (sorry for sounding like an annoying bastard)
Phony lock is now removed. Changed template to cleanup/advertisement. Article could use a good rewrite. 24.57.203.238 03:47, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Maybe I'm just stupid, but it doesn't seem like adding a lock template is the same thing as an admin actually locking the page. At any rate, 100% agreement that this article as it is right now is an advertisement. Howdoesthiswo 16:34, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I have re-locked this page. Vandalisim of this site must cease. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.57.195.142 (talk • contribs) 02:06, February 26, 2006 (UTC)

Anon, while I appreciate your attempts to curb vandalism in Wikipedia, there has been no such edits to this article (unless you count the addition of advertising content). Your efforts here are misguided. To protect a page, you must be an administrator; only they have the power to lock down an article. Applying the "semiprotected" template doesn't actually lock anything. — EagleOne\Talk 20:05, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

Advertising in Wikipedia[edit]

Is it absolutely necessary to mention that D-Link products are sold at Best Buy? The Apple page doesn't mention that I can find one at my neighbourhood Sobey's. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Flakeloaf (talk • contribs) 02:30, October 14, 2005 (UTC)

The article feels like an advertisement. I suggest a re-edit The preceding unsigned comment was added by 130.243.171.206 (talk • contribs) 12:20, November 27, 2005 (UTC)

I agree fully. I'm putting up a template. --Headcase 17:58, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
I disagree. Any page pertaining to a vendor of just about anything will sound biased in their favour. Maybe an edit is in order but NPOV? Hardly. 24.57.203.238 02:49, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
Articles on vendors do not have to sound biased towards the company. What makes an article sound biased is non-neutral phrasing, which this one has in spades. You can't honestly tell me that "world leader" is written from a neutral point of view.
In fact, bits and pieces of the article appear to have been lifted straight from the dlink website: see [1] and [2]. Those pages weren't copied in their entirety, so I hesitate to call it copyvio. — EagleOne\Talk 17:01, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

This is definitely an advertisement. No doubt about it. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.54.134.36 (talk • contribs) 19:46, December 2, 2005 (UTC)

Is this article even necessary? Would it possibly be better to delete it until something NPOV can be written instead? --Jibjibjib 03:23, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I must agree that this article comes acrossed as biased. Phrases such as "world leader" are highly subjective. This sounds a lot more like a leaflet coming out of D-Link headquarters than it does a neutral assesment of a corperation.

I feel that this article should be rephrased to use more objective language (e.g. "world leader in sales of home networking equipment for fiscal 2004" -- perhaps as a footnote.) Even if this isn't a NPOV problem (which I believe it is) it IS a failure to site sources.

--WH

I'm going to go ahead and change this to a cleanup rather than NPOV. Seems more fitting. 24.57.203.238 04:19, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Done. There was suprisingly little of substance after all the marketing fluff was cut. And hey, before D-Link groupies complain about anti-D-Link bias, please note that I just spent a hundred bucks on one of their products, so I have nothing against them personally. Unigolyn 19:02, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Request for clarification[edit]

The edit made by 203.75.221.6 on Nov 30 05 doesn't quite read right. Could the person responsible for that edit please describe in detail what they intended to say so we could rephrase it? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Flakeloaf (talk • contribs) 16:07, November 30, 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:DlinkLogo.gif[edit]

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History section needs some work[edit]

It sounds like a commercial —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.3.20.5 (talk) 10:37, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

I second this, for that sounds just like an ad press-release, isn't it:

... as a leading global IT company, we supply businesses -large and small-, government, education and consumers with networking products under the D-Link brand.

It sounds like it's a direct copy/paste from their website. Either that, or they've written that section themselves with advertising purposes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.101.1.128 (talk) 04:16, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

History Section needs to be deleted and redone is more like it. Three paragraphs in it totally switches to ad copy, including using "we did this", "our motto is", and most amusing of all, flattening a bulleted list so that it looks like a paragraph. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.53.185.25 (talk) 05:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

x64 Windows/Vista[edit]

Would it be wise to note that many drifers are NOT compatible for x64 Vista? This includes the current retail DWA/N-130 Wireless N USB Adapter. It also may be wise to note that the D-Link website May not provide USB 2.0 compatible drivers for your specific piece of hardware. One more thing, XP states that the drivers obtained from the D-Link website AND the CD itself are NOT Digitally Signed, even though screen shots on the website say they are. 66.168.19.135 (talk) 23:18, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Removal of Timeserver DDOS and GPL Violations[edit]

This has recently been removed as it is stale, at three years old. However, I'd like to get more input as the GPL violation case was quite significant in the history of the GPL, I believe. I think this needs some discussion. Verbal chat 14:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of D-Link G604T Network Adaptor[edit]

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The article D-Link G604T Network Adaptor has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

There is no verifiability, its all original research and its not a notable product. Find at least one neutral review, or really this article should go.

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I'm passing on this note as I'm not exactly a fan of D-Link products, however the note was left for me since I did some very basic stuff on the article in the past. CaribDigita (talk) 19:14, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

D-Link router issues?[edit]

Hey there,

I was thinking it might be worthwhile mentioning that there have been number of technical issues with some of the D-link routers (we can cite either Dlink relase notes, or adslgeek.com/dslmodem/d-link and I can find more if we need to)

Do you guys think this would add to the article? I am not fully up to speed on all the Wiki rules? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.238.170.182 (talk) 11:21, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Market Share[edit]

Can somebody add this to the page?

DLink is the market share leader for WLAN devices in 2010. http://www.instat.com/press.asp?Sku=IN1004773WL&ID=2815

121.7.171.153 (talk) 23:07, 28 July 2010 (UTC)