Jan 21

D-Link has launched a new product DIR-505 that has been designed to give tablet and smartphone users access to a host of connectivity features while at home or on the go.

The new D-Link All-in-One Mobile Companion allows users to connect to a Wi-Fi network whenever available and also gives access to USB based sharing features, PC Mag reports.

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The company explained that the device allowed users to share music, video, photos and other files between a USB drive or an external hard drive and their iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

The DIR-505 will also allow users to sync files and charge their smartphones, the company revealed while launching the product at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas.

The All-in-One Mobile Companion, which is smaller than a standard computer mouse, also has an ethernet port to connect to the internet in a conference room or hotel room.

“The All-in-One Mobile Companion DIR-505 is perfect for travelers and mobile professionals, allowing people to access content on an external hard drive or thumb drive from any mobile device, as well as sync videos, music and photos, automatically,” said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of marketing, D-Link North America.

“In addition, it serves as a great travel router/access point for instant wireless from any hotel or conference room where a network already exists,” he added.

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  • At 2012.06.28 15:18, Webster Phreaky said:

    The D-Link DIR-505 has some SERIOUS Bugs in “Repeater and Hotspot Modes” after tested at our labs with as many OS Platforms as possible. IT WILL NOT connect (complete the IP assigning “handshake”) with any Android devices running “Gingerbread” (2.2 and up as used in many Android based Cell Phones) and often fails with even HoneyComb (3.x) and ICE (Ice Cream Sandwich – 4.0.x, – Tablets). Android tablets, such as the ASUS TF101 / 102 / 103 will NOT connect to the DIR-505 if powered up after the DIR-505 has been on for a while – in the Android Wi-Fi connection status window it continually reports “Getting IP Address, but NEVER completes the connection! Many Apple devices as well has problems in the same way, such a Mac OS, Touch and iPhones (iOS 3.x and 4.x), we found NONE of the Wi-Fi “Skype” phones by Belkin or Cisco Linksis will connect at all.

    However, no connectivity issues were found with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 PC’s having 802.11G or N hardware. But we noted a very exaggerated fluctuation in Signal Strength falling and rising as much as -40db every 30 to 60 seconds. This is a very serious flaw as well.

    While it could be used as an “main” AP (Access Point) for home or small office Wi-Fi, it would be foolish to do so since it lacks so many features that units DESIGNED to be a AP Router, like multiple Ethernet Ports (for other devices) and a USB Printer Port for Printer Sharing. The DIR-505 has nether of these, plus it’s performance is only average.


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