Jul 11

D-Link DHP-1320 PowerLine Router Description

The D-Link DHP-1320 provides network connections to anywhere in your house using the electrical wiring already installed. Simply connect your router and plug it into a power outlet to turn every other power outlet in your home into a network connection. The powerline feature provides up to 200 Mbps³ over your electrical wiring, and you can also use the Wireless N connectivity up to 300Mbps – fast enough to stream HD video, support enhanced gaming and share large files across your home.


High Quality Performance

The D-Link DHP-1320 provides up to 200 Mbps over your electrical wiring – fast enough to stream HD video, support enhanced gaming and share large files from anywhere in your home.

The Convenience of Wi-Fi and PowerLine – All in One Place

The D-Link DHP-1320 is also a Wireless N 300 router that provides 300 Mbps wireless connectivity. By using D-Link’s Wireless N technology, the DHP-1320 provides a significantly faster and farther-reaching wireless signal than outdated Wireless G routers. D-Link’s Intelligent Antenna Technology makes use of your home’s environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off of walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots. At the same time, you can use PowerLine in areas where a wired connection would be beneficial, like hard-to-reach areas in your home.


●IEEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
●Up to 300Mbp1 Throughput for Wi-Fi Network
●Up to 200Mbps3 Throughput for PowerLine AV Network
●Uses Your Home’s Existing Electrical Wiring by Plugging into Power Outlets2
●PowerLine Sync Connection (ENY) Button
●Wi-Fi® Protected Setup™ (WPS) for Simple Push-Button Wireless Network Configuration
●Built-in QoS Engine Enhances Internet Experience
●Three 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch Ports
●Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA™ or WPA2™
●Power Saving Mode
●Supports 128-bit AES Encryption For PowerLine Network Security
●Plug & Play Installation
●24/7 Basic Installation Support4
●1-Year Limited Warranty5

D-Link DHP-1320 User Reviews

The D-Link DHP-1320 PowerLine Router is the first all-in-one router we’ve seen, and it delivers for the most part. The router offered decent close-range wireless speed and worked well with most HomePlug AV adapters in our testing. It also has an USB port and a decent set of features that can be conveniently managed via its responsive and well-organized Web interface.

On the downside, the router doesn’t feature dual-band or support Gigabit Ethernet and comes with just three LAN ports, whereas most wireless routers have four. For the street price of around $85, however, it’s a good buy for a home that requires a flexible network and doesn’t have intensive networking needs.

The good: The D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router incorporates HomePlug AV power-line technology and works with other HomePlug AV-compliant power-line adapters. The router offers fast wireless throughput speed, long range, and IP6 support, and is easy to use.

The bad: The D-Link DHP-1320 has only three LAN ports and doesn’t support Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless, or the 500Mbps power-line standard. The router’s range throughput could be better and it’s a little bulky.

The bottom line: Supporting Wireless-N and HomePlug AV, the D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router is an id
eal router for a home network that favors flexibility over performance. Its lack of support for Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless, and the 500Mbps power-line standard, however, makes it less suitable for those who need to share or stream a large amount of data.

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Jun 23

Monitor your home while you’re away with D-Link DCS-1130 Wireless N Network Camera. Install the DCS-1130 in your hallway, bedroom, kitchen or other home location. It’s wireless so the possibilities are endless. The DCS-1130 connects directly to your internet wireless router.

The mydlink™-enabled Wireless N Network Camera (DCS-1130) comes with everything you need to quickly add a surveillance camera to your home or small office network. It works right out of the box.

Simply connect the cables, plug in the camera, run the short installation wizard and setup is complete. To view what the camera is seeing, simply log on to mydlink.com, choose your device, and start viewing – there is no need to configure your router to open up ports or remember hard-to-memorize Internet addresses.

Convenient Access, Anywhere, Anytime

As a mydlink-enabled device, the DCS-1130 can be accessed anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection. Get peace of mind by keeping an eye on your kids, pets, home or office from almost anywhere by simply logging on to the mydlink website and selecting your camera. Since the DCS-1130 comes with a built-in microphone, you can see and hear for yourself that everything is well at home. No computer available? Not to worry, the DCS-1130 provides 3GPP Mobile Surveillance**, which enables you to view a live video feed from your compatible Internet-ready mobile phone with a 3GPP player installed. This helps you extend your monitoring capability without having to be at a computer, allowing you to check your camera’s video feed while on-the-go.


●Easily View and Manage Your Camera from mydlink.com
●1.0 Lux Sensor Can Capture Video in Low-Light Conditions
●Wireless Connectivity
●Ready to Use in 3 Simple Steps
●Also Available in Wired Version (DCS-1100)

Works with

Xtreme N Gigabit Router(D-Link DIR-655)

The Xtreme N® Gigabit Router creates a powerful Wi-Fi computer network in your home and is jam-packed with features. It’s our most highly rated router for a reason.

Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router(D-Link DIR-825)

It’s like two routers in one. This Xtreme N® router operates on dual band Wi-Fi signals, making it easy to stream HD content while browsing the Internet without bogging down your network.

mydlink-enabled Wired Network Camera(D-Link DCS-1100)

The mydlink-enabled Wired Network Camera (DCS-1100) comes with everything you need to quickly add a surveillance camera to your home or small office network. It works right out of the box.

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May 09

The flavour of the month in network storage seems to be advanced NAS devices aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. D-Link’s ShareCenter Pro D-Link DNS1200-05 falls firmly into that category, offering a 5-bay bare enclosure that, if populated with 3TB SATA drives, can provide up to 15TB of shared storage.

It’s a compact tower unit that resembles the old DSN-1100 model, with a lockable door that opens to reveal the five hot-swappable drive carriers. Drives are secured in the quick-release carriers with four screws. Below the door is a small 128-by-32-pixel OLED status display showing the IP address, system status and error messages. Each drive has a small activity light visible — although not that easily in daylight — through the door.


At the rear are the twin Gigabit Ethernet ports, which support a variety of network link aggregation, adaptive load balancing and failover protocols, plus two USB ports with storage and printer support. Two fan outlets provide ventilation, with automatic or manual fan speed control. We noticed very little noise in normal operation with two disks, and even at full speed the fans were not excessively noisy. The unit can be configured to hibernate after a set period, and daily power-down and power-off times can be scheduled.

After installing the two 1TB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 drives provided by D-Link for this reviews (the system is sold as a bare enclosure), we ran the EZ-Search discovery utility to gain access to the web configuration interface. A System Wizard quickly walked us through the basic steps of configuring the network interface and file-sharing protocols before asking what type of array to create. We chose a RAID-1 array, and the entire setup was completed in well under five minutes. Two other wizards take you through the process of creating users, groups and shared folders. All the wizards are reasonably simple, but they lack explanations of more advanced settings such as ‘oplocks’ and ‘map archive’. The PDF manual helps a little, but more detailed guidance for NAS novices would be useful.

The ShareCenter Pro supports RAID 0-6 (with hot spares and auto-rebuild capabilities), plus JBOD concatenation modes, and arrays can be easily extended, expanded or migrated between compatible RAID levels at any time. Volumes can be encrypted and unlocked either at system start or when a USB unlocking key (an optional step in the volume creation process) is inserted.


D-Link’s EZ-Search utility lets you partition and format drives, and map shared folders

Mapped shares and iSCSI targets can be enabled concurrently, and after enabling an iSCSI target in the web interface (with optional CHAP authentication), drives can be partitioned and formatted using the EZ-Search utility if you don’t want to use Windows’ own tools. EZ-Search can also be used to map shared folders. Virtual volumes can be created by combining other iSCSI targets on the network.

The configuration menu is admirably uncluttered and fairly easy to follow — but again, spending time with the contextual help pays dividends. For example, at first glance it’s not entirely obvious what Web File Manager and Download Manager do. The help file reveals these are remote file access and file download scheduling features, and they work very well. Users can log into the AjaXplorer application remotely via a web browser to upload, download and organise shared files. The Download Manager supports either FTP and HTTP downloads.

Remote backups can be made to either another D-Link NAS or an Rsync server; volume snapshots, local file/folder backups and backups of external USB drives are also supported. A single-user copy of FarStone Total Backup Recovery Server software is bundled for client imaging, backup and restore. A recycle bin can be created for each shared folder for protection against accidental deletions.

To integrate with larger networks, an SNMP MIB is provided on the CD, and network discovery using either UPnP and LLTD ensures compatibility with Windows 7‘s network map. All common file sharing protocols are supported. Smaller businesses will appreciate the dynamic DNS support, using either D-Link’s own service or DynDNS. Email alerts for a variety of system parameters (such as a full disk or overheating) and errors can be configured, and log files can also be sent to an administrator on a regular basis. User management is particularly easy, with the ability to batch-create users or import from a text file. Disk quotas can be assigned to each user.

We did run some performance tests using Passmark Performance Test — but, as mentioned, the ShareCenter 1200-05 is sold unpopulated so these results only apply to our specific review setup. With our 1TB RAID-1 array, on a mapped folder, a single File Server workload thread returned throughput of 38MB/s, dropping to 17MB/s for four simultaneous threads. The standard disk test returned a Passmark disk score of 445, with sequential reads of 54.6MB/s, sequential writes 39.6MB/s and random seeks and read/write performance of 28.9MB/s. These figures improved when repeated on an iSCSI target, giving a Passmark disk score of 508.4 (with component scores of 67.7, 38.8 and 34.1MB/s respectively). A single-thread File Server workload test achieved 41.5MB/s.

The ShareCenter D-Link DNS-1200-05 is a capable NAS enclosure that does a decent job of straddling the divide between consumer-level NAS and more complex enterprise systems. Its ease of use and advanced RAID capabilities makes it an attractive, if expensive, option for the smaller network, and some administrators will no doubt welcome the lack of consumer-focused add-ons such as media servers that tend to clutter up many general-purpose NAS boxes.


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Apr 26

D-Link Dir-412 Mobile Broadband Wireless Router Description

The Mobile Wireless Router can be installed quickly and easily ( Plug and Play ) almost anywhere. Simply insert a compatible mobile broadband USB adapter into the DIR-412 to share your Internet connection through a secure, high-speed wireless network.


Wireless gateway router

Wireless routers are essential for any home network that will combine wireless and wired network connections. Assuming that you have broadband service that provides an appropriate broadband modem (DSL or cable), this device can act as a gateway router that will connect your entire household to the internet. It handles requests from one machine in the Local Area Network (LAN – your house) to another and to the internet, and keeps track of which computer asked for what. The modem plugs into the router in a specially-marked port, and then the local computers either physically connect to it or connect to the wireless network which it also handles. It is recommended that desktop systems be connected by physical Ethernet cables, as they are more reliable, while laptops can use the wireless network from anywhere in the house.


The D-Link® Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (D-Link DIR-412) allows users to access worldwide mobile broadband*. Simply insert a compatible mobile broadband USB adapter into the DIR-412 to share your mobile broadband Internet connection through a secure, high-speed 802.11n wireless network. A 10/100 Ethernet WAN port allows you to access a DSL/Cable modem as the primary backup connection. Auto-failover ensures an uninterrupted connection by automatically connecting to your mobile broadband network whenever your Ethernet network goes down.


The DIR-412 ensures a secure Wi-Fi network through the use of WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption. Simply press the WPS button to quickly establish a secure connection to new devices. The DIR-412 also utilizes dual-active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks and intrusions from across the Internet.

User Views

Anyone who deals with networking and wireless uses would undoubtedly have chanced upon the determine D-Link, and recently D-Link center East consists of a brand determine new wireless router for the masses – the DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router. For individuals who are inside the industry for just about any new wireless router, why not look in the D-Link brand determine if you have been producing utilization of other names so far? That is, assuming you are getting problems using another marques, of course, otherwise there is no should reinvent the wheel on this kind of the case.

The D-Link DIR-412 arrives throughout like a diminutive 3.5G router which allows consumers to write about a 3.5G internet link through a secure, high-speed wireless system at any time just one hooks up a 3.5G USB adapter to it. This must acquire people frequent travelers sitting upright at this kind of news, contemplating that it provides unprecedented connectivity options regardless of in which you go – just make particular your 3.5G data-enabled account has limitless information along using the cheaper roaming fees near to beforehand.

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Mar 08

DPG-1200 Description:

D-Link’s PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200 allows you to stream movies, photos, and music wirelessly from your PC to your home entertainment system. Everything’s better from the comfort of a couch.



Watch movies, TV shows or share photos with friends and family on your big screen TV. You can even watch Internet videos from your favorite web sites1.


Today, there are numerous music and movie file formats so it can be a bit overwhelming. Many popular media players only allow for certain file formats to be played on their device. The PC-on-TV takes care of this problem by simply streaming the file playing on your PC to your big screen TV2.


With multiple video outputs to choose from, the PC-on-TV can connect to almost any TV. Whether you have a TV with RCA (composite) inputs, or a brand new LCD TV with VGA or component inputs, the PC-on-TV can connect to it.


The PC-on-TV allows you to connect to a network- enabled computer located in a different part of the house. Connect to your notebook that is in your bedroom or the desktop computer sitting in the office. Control your PC from your TV using the included remote and play movies or launch applications like you would with a mouse.

DPG-1200 Reviews:

1.”As an IT Professional, I like this product.” by dapresley

Pros: I do not have cable and use the product to watch streaming video over the Internet. With my high speed connection, the performance is consistent enough for me. I own 2 DPG-1200 devices.

Cons: It is not compatible with Windows 7. I phoned tech support and was told that they are working on bringing it up to this level.

Summary: If you are a technical person with a high speed Internet connection, this product works as advertised. It is also a bargain for the price. Fry’s Electronics sells it for $99. I read the other reviews, which are very negative. The installation was no more trouble for me than any that involve several components.

2.”Great concept, but nowhere near ready for Prime Time” by johnk5k

Pros: A simple network interface for audio/video is exaclty what we need

Cons: VERY fickle installation, terrible customer support. MAJOR audio driver problem.

Summary: 2 Thumbs up for concept, but certainly not ready for prime time.
The current (March 2009) release version of the DPG-1200 is very fickle, installation can be nightmarish. It reconfigures your audio and video drivers so that in the final step of the installation wizard you can?t even find the finish button! Multiple hits on the ENTER key usually work, but if you panic and default out of the install it is Control Panel time because you are left with no audio, and an 800 x 600 display.

The most subtle but unacceptable problem with the DPG-2100 is the D-Link PC2TV audio driver which emphasizes your low frequency (bass) so severely that you?ll think that there is something very wrong with your stereo, this problem alone puts the DPG on the scrapheap until D-Link gets it figured out.

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