I’m starting to notice that D-Link network equipment seems to have a limited lifespan.
I only started noticing this recently, when I was called upon to fix a few failed internet connections (Its starting to feel like its d-link failure season).
In every case, the internet dropout was caused by a D-Link modem (or wireless router, or wireless modem router) which had “lost” its settings.
In each case, I could re-enter the appropriate settings (usually email address and password… and sometimes some wireless settings).
Once the new settings were entered, the D-link device would keep the settings for a few days/weeks, and then fail again.
Installing something more robust (like a new netgear) was the best solution in all these cases.
I must say I rarely find a netgear device that has failed from “old age”.