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D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design, whereas many are less positive about the image quality and size.


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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and price.


usability, size, price, reliability

29% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link WIRELESS MUSIC PLAYER 2.5 ( DSM-120 )D-Link WIRELESS MUSIC PLAYER 2.5 ( DSM-120 )

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (

D-Link DSM-120 review


D-Link DSM-120

Streams audio from networked PCs; streams and copies music from USB-connected drives and certain MP3 players; expandable via the addition of an optional internal hard drive; plays DRM-protected WMAs; plays Live365 Internet radio service; includes...

Not available with preinstalled hard drive; not compatible with Rhapsody on-demand music streaming service; no compatibility with iPod; can't stream music to other UPnP client devices; poor compatibility with USB devices.

Capable of playing tracks from networked PCs, the Internet, USB-connected drives, certain MP3 players, and an optional internal hard drive, the D-Link DSM-120 is the most versatile digital audio receiver in its price range.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Francis Yeo (

D-Link DSM-120 Wireless Music Player


Riding on the MP3 wave is D-Link with their latest Wireless Music Player. What's great about the DSM-120 is that it can also perform as a standalone media player simply by slotting in a 2.5-inch hard disk.

Aug, 2006

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D-Link DSM-120 Wireless Music Player - Retail


Works as advertised! No problem upgrading the firmware (like every other wireless device I've upgraded, I used the WIRED interface).

It's a little bigger then the picture might suggest.

Nov, 2007

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Looks nice. Setup wasn't too bad

Requires its own player. Incompatibilities. I couldn't make playlist work correctly. The playlist format is not the format used by any of the newer software players

Oct, 2007

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Works great!


Any windows media player 11 pc can share media with this device. No software installation needed ; the firmware installed itself as soon as i plugged into the network. there were no problems with the install

only WEP encryption. i had to switch from using WPA-2 ; the remote control seems a bit sluggish

Jul, 2007

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Does the job


Nice to be able to play my entire music collection on my hifi stereo.

The display is so-so.

Nov, 2006

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Same problem with firmware update


Haven't been able to boot it up to try it out yet.

I plugged it in and it said firmware update is available and then locked up just like the last review described.

Sep, 2006

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Major Firmware update bug (Do not buy)


Nice display, can add hard disk for storing songs locally

DO NOT BUY until DLink Fixes Major Bug ; I selected this unit over the Roku, because I liked the ability to add a hard disk ; The features in this unit are excellent, BUT it will automatically try to upgrade its firmware over the network, and this WILL...

Sep, 2006

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Don't buy it!


Has good connectivity options and option to put in hard drive

After firmware upgrade, UPNP doesn't work. Support is horrible

Sep, 2006

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OK, could be better


I wish it would automatically go on to play the next album, after finishing one. I also wish it would remember where it left off, so it could restart where it stopped playing last. Because of these 2 deficiencies, I always select "all music" and...

It plays music on your home stereo from mp3 files on your computers' hard drive. Good quality sound. I use the optical connection to my receiver. The automatic firmware upgrade worked fine for me--it was automatic

It will occasionally corrupt the mp3 files on your computer's hard drive and you will need to run scandisk on your hard drive to fix it. Correctly formatting a 2.5" hard drive to go inside the unit is difficult; you need to use Win95 or Win ME. The...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The D-Link MediaLounge Wireless Music Player frees your music from the confines of your computer. Stream your entire music library over your 802.11b/g wireless or wired network using the DSM-120. Standing a mere eight inches tall, and only an inch and a half inch thick (without stand), the Wireless Music Player is compact enough to feel right at home on a bookshelf, nightstand, or kitchen counter. The brushed aluminum and tinted glass front of the device radiates with style, so you can wall mount your Wireless Music Player if you like. Find and listen to any song on your computer with ease using the included remote control and easy-to-read LCD screen. Want to explore new musical genres? The DSM-120 can also connect to Internet radio stations, and play live streaming music from around the world. Want to store hundreds of hours of music directly on the device, allowing you to enjoy your music even when your PC is turned off? You can attach a USB flash drive or USB hard drive to the DSM-120 and play music from the drive. Want a more permanent option? Install a 2.5" internal hard drive, transfer your songs, and enjoy your music even when your PC is turned off. Along with the D-Link Media Server Software, the DSM-120 comes with an easy to use utility so you can easily transfer music to the Music Player's optional hard drive wirelessly, or by using the included USB cable. You can also use One Touch Copy to transfer music from a USB drive to the internal hard drive. The Wireless Music Player gives you multiple audio output options including a stereo mini jack, optical audio out, and composite audio. Simply connect your favorite pair of multimedia speakers and enjoy. Or connect the DSM-120 to you home theater A/V receiver and enjoy your tunes on your home speaker system. Along with playing WMA and MP3 files stored on your computer, the DSM-120 includes many useful features such as an alarm clock and sleep timer. Get your day started with something upbeat or drift off to sleep with relaxing melodies. A built-in Setup Wizard simplifies the setup process. Configuring the wireless settings is simplified using Windows Connect Now. Using Windows Connect Now, simply configure your wireless settings on your PC, and then transfer the settings to the DSM-120 using a USB flash drive. Enjoy music stored on your computer from anywhere on your wireless network with the DSM-120 Wireless Music Player. Just add a pair of multimedia speakers and liberate your music library today.

Built-in Display


Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None


Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:120 Wireless Music Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link DSM

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback


Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None