Feb 27

D-Link’s DWA-182 is moderately priced and comes with a USB cradle for placement flexibility. But its overall performance left it in third place in a field of six adapters.


In our latest roundup of 802.11ac client adapters, D-Link’s DWA-182 didn’t take any first- or second-place finishes, and it finished in third place overall. The adapter measures about 3 inches long, not including its USB interface, but D-Link provides a USB cradle that gives you some flexibility in positioning.

D-Link switched to a USB 3.0 interface with hardware revision C1. I had an older version that uses a USB 2.0 interface, but I don’t think it makes a big difference. The adapter itself isn’t hinged, so your only orientation choices are horizontal or vertical. My benchmark numbers came from using the adapter in the cradle.


The adapter has a WPS button, which makes it easier to connect the client to the router. The antennas are inside the device. D-Link offers a simple utility for establishing a connection to your wireless router: The utility reports the status of your connection, notes which channel it’s using, and shows a graphical representation of the signal strength.

A $50 street price means the D-Link DWA-182 is $20 cheaper than the top-performing Asus USB-AC56, but that also makes it $10 more expensive than the fourth-place Buffalo AirStation WI-UW-866D adapter.

Note: This review is part of a roundup of six 802.11ac Wi-Fi client USB adapters. For more, read the introduction to the roundup.


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Feb 27

London, 27th February, 2014 – D-Link is proud to bring home two iF design awards. The EyeOnTM Baby Camera (DCS-825L) and 4G Portable LTE Router (DWR-930) were selected as winners from amongst more than 3,200 entries.

“We are delighted to receive the prestigious iF design award this year,” said Paul Routledge, Senior Business Manager, D-Link UK&I. “It’s a great recognition of D-Link’s leadership in design as well as features and functionality. Our EyeOnTM Baby Camera looks great, does more, and is easier to use thanks to our mydlinkTM cloud service, which is unique in the networking industry. Our sleek and compact 4G Portable LTE Router offers more high-speed connectivity and fun at home or on the go.”


Launched at the end of last year, the EyeOnTM Baby Camera turns a smartphone or tablet into a versatile, easy to use baby monitor that can be viewed over the home Wi-Fi network or remotely over the Internet. The distinctive round shape has visual appeal and the switchable blue and pink accent rings look great in any nursery. The EyeOnTM can be powered from a USB battery pack so it can be placed anywhere. Built-in night vision means parents can check on their baby without turning on sleep-disturbing lights. The Baby Camera also features motion, sound and temperature sensors, as well as push alerts, automatic snapshots and recording. It can even play gentle lullabies to help ease a baby to sleep.

Small enough to slip into a pocket or purse, the 4G Portable LTE Router turns any 4G/LTE connection into a personal Wi-Fi network, perfect for connecting multiple smartphones, tablets, and laptops on the go without the complexity or cost of separate connections. The contemporary design and futuristic LCD readout are sophisticated, practical as well as professional, and the built-in battery provides all-day mobility.


The 4G Portable LTE Router (D-Link DWR-930) will be available in Europe from Q2.

For more information, please visit www.dlink.com/uk.

About iF International Forum Design GmbH and iF Industrie Forum Design e.V.

For 60 years, iF has been known as a perfect mediator between the worlds of design and business. Starting in 1953 as Sonderschau formgerechter Industrie-erzeugnisse at the Hannover exhibition center, iF has become an international design center with headquarters in the center of Hannover and with exhibitions in many parts of the world. The original iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. is today supported by iF International Forum Design GmbH, which organizes the iF design awards, in particular the three major awards: the iF product design award, the iF communication design award and the iF packaging design award. The iF design awards mirror both current trends in design and the economic benefits delivered by well-designed products.

About D-Link

D-Link is one of the world’s leading networking infrastructure providers, and this marks its 28th year of delivering innovative, high-performing and intuitive products for both businesses and consumers. For over a quarter of a century, D-Link has designed, developed and manufactured award-winning networking, wireless, storage, security and IP surveillance solutions. D-Link delivers its extensive range of networking products to organisations and consumers through its global network of channel partners and service providers. D-Link understands the significance of accessing, managing, securing and sharing data and digital content, and has pioneered many IP technologies to deliver a fully integrated Digital Home and business network experience.

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Feb 27

During the initial steps with the Setup Wizard, you configured the camera to connect to your home Wi-Fi network. If you want to take your camera with you when you are traveling, it’s not a problem with the D-Link DCS-825L. You can connect directly to your D-Link camera, which means there is no need for an Internet connection or a router. Follow the steps below to enable direct connect.


1. Press and hold the (+) button on the camera for at least five seconds. The temperature indicator LED on the top of the camera will flash three times.

2. Connect your mobile device to the myBabyCam-xxxx Wi-Fi network.(XXXX is a 4-digit code, the last 4 digits of your camera’s MAC address.) The Wi-Fi password is printed on the label located on the bottom of the camera.


3.Open the mydlink Baby Camera app. To connect, tap the Reconnect button for the camera.


Note: For an additional mobile device, download the mydlink Baby app on the device and launch the app. You will see the Setup Wizard screen. Tap View.


Enter the camera password that was created during the initial setup.



4. To switch back to connecting the D-Link DCS-825L with your home Wi-Fi network, press the (-) button on the camera for at least five seconds.


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Feb 27

Note: Although the main screens that follow are for the iOS, instructions for Android are very similar.

Once the mydlink Baby app is installed, simply tap on the icon to open the app. The next screen you see is the Setup Wizard.

Click Setup to launch the Setup Wizard and configure your camera. The wizard will guide you through the process of connecting your camera D-Link DCS-825L to your home Wi-Fi network and creating your mydlink account.


If you need help during the setup process, tap on the yellow (!) symbol. Helpful hints will appear on the screen.

Click Setup to launch the Setup Wizard and configure your camera. The wizard will guide you through the process of connecting your camera to your home Wi-Fi network and creating your mydlink account.


If you need help during the setup process, tap on the yellow (!) symbol. Helpful hints will appear on the screen.

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Feb 26

There are three ways to set up your D-Link Camera DCS-825L:




Although the D-Link DCS-825L comes with a power adapter, when you are on the go you can use a portable USB battery pack (not included) that supplies 5V/2A of power.

Plug in the USB battery pack. The Power LED on the bottom of the camera will turn green when the camera is powered on.

Mounting the Camera

Refer to the steps below for mounting the camera. The DCS-825L is for indoor use only. We suggest you configure the camera before mounting it.

1. Place the mounting base where you want to position the camera and use a pencil to mark the holes.

2. Use a 6mm drill bit to drill two holes that are at least 30mm deep. Use a mallet to insert the wall anchors into the holes.

3. Place the mounting base over the holes that you drilled in the wall. Use the supplied screws to attach the mounting base to the surface of the wall.

4. Place the base cover over the mounting base and screw the camera stem clockwise into the mounting base.

Note: Do not overtighten the screws as this may damage the bracket.

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