D-Link DSL-2740U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router


65 reviews

Write a review

R 399

List Price R 549


eB3 990

Discovery Miles  3 990

In Stock
This item is in stock in our CPT warehouse and can be shipped from there.You can also collect it yourself from our warehouse during the week or over weekends.
This item is in stock in our JHB warehouse and can be shipped from there. No collection facilities available, sorry!

When do I get it?

Our picking, packing and delivery is linked to what you order, where you want it delivered and how you choose to pay, so delivery times can vary.
Estimates are provided below to help you shop, but always check your order’s Estimated Delivery Date during checkout for the most accurate delivery information.
Standard Delivery
Delivery destination Delivery time
Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria 2-5 working days
Regional Area 2-6 working days
Remote Area 3-7 working days
Premium Delivery

Only available in Main
Centres (Cape Town,
Joburg & Pretoria)
Delivery type Delivery time Cut Off time
Same Day Delivery Same Day between 3pm - 7pm Pay before 11am weekdays
Express Delivery Next Working Day between 7am - 7pm Pay before 12pm previous day
Saturday Delivery Saturday between 11am - 7pm Pay before 12pm Friday
Sunday Delivery Sunday between 11am - 7pm Pay before 12pm Saturday

Currently only available
at our Cape Town
Collect Location Collect time
Cape Town warehouse 1-4 working days
Collection times vary, please wait for your Ready to Collect email before visiting the warehouse.

When do I get it?

Our picking, packing and delivery is linked to what you order, where you want it delivered and how you choose to pay, so delivery times can vary.
Estimates are provided below to help you shop, but always check your order’s Estimated Delivery Date during checkout for the most accurate delivery information.
Standard Delivery
Shipping Time* Cape Town, Joburg &
Pretoria Delivery Time**
Regional Area
Delivery Time**
Remote Area
Delivery Time**
Shipped in 3-5 working days 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks
Shipped in 5-7 working days 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Shipped in 7-10 working days 2-3 weekss 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks
Shipped in 10-15 working days 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Shipped in 15-20 working days 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks

Currently only available
at our Cape Town
Shipping Time* Collect Time
Shipped in 3-5 working days 1-2 weeks
Shipped in 5-7 working days 1-2 weeks
Shipped in 7-10 working days 2-3 weeks
Shipped in 10-15 working days 3-4 weeks
Shipped in 15-20 working days 3-5 weeks
*Shipping time indicates how long it takes a product to reach our warehouse from our supplier.
**Delivery estimates include shipping times.

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

When do I get it?

Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?

We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect as soon as your “ready to collect” mail has been received.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.

Eligible for Cash on Delivery. Learn more

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days. Learn more

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

When does this policy not apply?

If the item is:
  • older than 30 days
  • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
  • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
  • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
  • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
  • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
  • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
  • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
  • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

Find out more about Exchanges & Returns

1 Year Limited Warranty. Learn more

Limited (12 months)
D-Link DSL-2740U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router
South Africa
Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

Wifi and ADSL work as advertised, but the admin page to set them up is horrific... settings are not where you'd expect them to be, and the forms you fill in details for your ADSL settings are an absolute mess. It works, but took more than an hour to configure ADSL and Wifi. Wish I'd spent a little extra for the Netgear setup.

Lasted under 18 months...got itself just out of warranty and gave up the ghost. would not recommend.

My old router finally gave in and I settled for this unit. Man was I in for a treat. It's well priced, Wifi signal is strong, ADSL seems more stable now and had no fault for the last couple months. I'm happy.

works as expected.

Does the job

So far so good regarding the router and setup. As I've come to expect though, once again, fast and efficient delivery!

Works great...good price too

Easy setup, great price, good range.

Decent, stable and reliable router with very good WiFi range for 5dBi antennas. Note the latter are non-removeable. Easy to setup even without the CD-Method suggested by the vendor. Reasonably customisable, especially given the price point.

No CD in my box, also the power adapter is faulty, needs to buy new one that works. Could not do set-up because of power adapter issue. So will see how it works once everything is working

10/10 works like a charm. no issues thus far besides the fact that the high gloss black plastic can attract finger prints extremely quickly.

Have to reset the router every three days

excellent router. setup easy and router range is pretty good.

It works very well except the wireless connectivity is very bad, you have to reboot it every time you want to connect to the wireless or it doesn't give you access to the internet

Great product for home user ADSL access & WiFi, has all the features a home user would need.

The Wi-Fi won't work mostly every Mondays or more often but the LAN still works. No USB. Delivered on 2nd day. seems to work with VPN. 3 weeks in

Plug and play. Easy installation and set up. Works very well.

Works as advertised - no hassles.


The router is being sold with a power adapter that is based on the United States standards, so it doesn't work in the South African power sockets. It comes with a 2 point adapter (those round ones), but it is also useless because it doesn't fit.

The only way you would be able to user the two point power adapter is, by cutting out certain bits in the rounded two point power socket.

So by the time I realized I couldn't power the router without cutting one of my two point power sockets or by buying a USA to ZA power converter, I was already so frustrated to the point where I just returned the router.

If you buy the same router at Matrix Warehouse, like I did in the past, it comes with the South African standardized power adapter, with a lightning protector that is worth mentioning.

Can't believe that the product is being sold to the South African market as is, and no where in the product description it is specified what power adapter it uses. What a waste of time.

Great extended range on this router compared to other ones I have had. Great value for money.

have to reset periodically due to wifi malfunctioning

I am happy with my router and the delivery was prompt!

ADSL account limited to 30 characters so long Telkom login details cannot be configured

Works fine, absolutely no issues with performance or build quality as yet.

BUT I have a gripe...

The power adapter supplied is not a standard South African plug. It consists of two parts: a European/UK 3 prong plug that does not fit South African 3 prong plugs and a 2 prong adapter (the fat and round kind) that the 3 prong can plug into. The 2 prong adapter does not fit in the usual sockets you can buy in the shops because the ground from the 3 prong plug gets in the way of the little plastic tabs (the ground protrudes a bit). Your options to fix this are a) buy a South African to Euro converter or b) hack off the tabs on the round 2 prong sockets or c) snap off the ground on the 3 prong plug, which is the reason the round 2 prong doesn't fit in the socket in the first place (not recommended because I'm pretty sure this voids the warranty). Personally I think this is really silly and whoever is supplying the product needs to address it.

Thankfully I just happened to have a converter lying around but for most people the incorrect power adapter plugs are going to make turning this thing on rather difficult.

Great product

Delivery was quick as is the standard with Takealot, but that is where it ended. Unboxed the unit and tried setting it up as per the instructions with absolutely no success. Spent at least an hour with my service provider going through the setup (which turned out to be totally different to any other router I have setup in the past) only with their help was I successful in getting it to work. After all this I could not get my smart TV to connect to the router. No way does the auto setup work. Was able to eventually get the router and TV to work with the help of an IT expert.
Must say that after all this grief it has turned out to be a stable unit with good coverage.

When the router stands idle for a long time it requires a remote reboot from my Galaxy S6 or power cycle since loading web pages becomes very slow.
After rebooting its speed is back to normal. This now happens daily. My daughter experiences the same issue with her connected iPhone 6 and my wife on the computer. I previously had a cheaper Chinese Tenda which did not have the same issue. I expected a lot more from D-Link.

I just ordered one of the DSL 2740U I just want to find out if it can use the SIM card or it only using line

tried setting this up with my Telkom ADSL line doesn't work any feedback?

Great Product had it now for about a month and works great no issues
only 4 stars because of the short adapter

Great device

Great Product

This is the best and affordable router. I love it!

Solid router. Does everything a consumer or small business may need.

Order was ready for collection on the day

Its perfect, router runs smoothly, and fast.

Haven't unpacked it yet.

This is the absolute worst product, I regret buying it, constantly loses connection and needs to be restarted, every time the PC turns on it needs to be restarted, only some phones can connect to it and no laptops can connect to the wifi it just says no connection , save yourself and don't buy this thing.

No problems at all.
Great value.

I am happy with the device.


cost effective and works like a bomb

Excellent product. Super easy to setup. Called telkom to ask for the specific dsl tech details and they knew the product also. So super simple

It works exactly as expected. Haven't had my connection drop once even if I'm using wifi. Working as advertised is a 5 star for me

I have only had this product for a few days, but I am delighted with it’s performance in all aspects


Very happy with this little router. Works as it should, easy to set up.

Great product. I've had this, the Dlink 2750u, and the asus n14u all within a few weeks of each other. The coverage was better with the dlinks, and from the initial tests, the 2740 seems to be slightly better than the 2750. The units look exactly the same, except the 2740 is a little smaller, doesn't have a USB port, and the aerials are bigger. Unlike the 2750, these aerials cannot be removed. Over all I'm very happy with it.

This router has performed well so far!
Setup was easy with the supplied DVD, all the steps were included without having to go through a manual. It has worked flawlessly since then.
I haven't had a chance to test out the extended range, advanced features or long term reliability yet, so a tentative 4 stars for noe

Great modem for this price, basically the same as a 2750U without the USB port. Wifi signal is very strong with the dual antennae, rock solid adsl connection which is why I changed modems. My line conditions are extremely poor, and this holds connection well (at 2Mbps). If you prefer the web setup option without the CD, the router setup page is which you can change at a later stage. Interestingly this is the UAE model, but it works fine in SA. Build quality and looks are great, hi gloss piano black finish.

Great modem all in all!

Wifi signal on this device is extremely strong. For the price, the capabilities and build of the device is brilliant. Its user interface to setup is not that great, but certainly does not lack options.

Wi-Fi cuts out/switches off completely after ±4 days. and ONLY works after a power reCycling.WiFi repeater won't help here, No Firmware fix updates seem to have been made, No error light for this WiFi & so most downloads would stop
Site domain blocker/filter does NOT work at all. does seem to be a update of their older models.
Works with my Remote Cctv viewer port forwarding seems to work still. could try adding another WiFi access point to bypass this problem

Worked fine for a week. Cause MASSIVE packet loss and latency at 19h00 to 23h00 every night. I switched between this and 2 routers in 20 minutes in the problem time. The router is the cause. Proof from my ISP and Ookla. Somehow it builds up after time. can only be fixed by reverting and updating firmware to have a 24 hour solution. Rinse, repeat. Bottomline, it wont work for gaming. Will work fine for small home usage to download and email. Just expect 1/2 DL speed after a week. Bunch of trash.

Amazing experience for the cheapest solution. I plugged it in, went through the easy wizard setup, connected to my line, and it never stopped working. I share the router with others on a large property and the signal is great...better than expected. Thumbs up so far.


1 week in, happy with the product.

Affordable and reliable.Solid router for next to nothing.


Great ADSL router

Very disappointed with this router. Used for a couple of days and already lost connection where I had to do a power reset to get it going again. Not good at all !!

just the way i like it

Best signal range of all wifi modem routers I've worked with. The interface is atrocious though, not at all user-friendly and you are expected to know all ins and outs of your DSL setup, would probably stump any non-IT savvy person. Also, there's no comprehensive bandwidth/traffic control, the IP QoS option provided are nigh on unusable with zero guidance from Help page or the manual.

You can find this product for cheaper at your local retail outlet.

do not bother buying this from Takealot.

product is fine, you being over charged by Takealot for it.

The product works ok

Although I chose this because it was the cheapest option, it has exceeded my expectations. Easy to install yourself, with lots of support online. Also very good signal strength everywhere in my apartment. Excellent product!

R 399

More Buying Choices

R 470

Shipped in 7 to 10 working days

R 564

Shipped in 7 to 10 working days
Pc Link Computers
4 new offers from R 399
Shop by Department