Jan 21

Dlink DIR-505 Moblie Router Introduction

Get the best of all worlds with the handy little Mobile Companion.Share videos, music and photos from any thumb drive or external hard drive to your mobile device,Easy backup of your iPad, iPhone and Android files,Travel router for instant wireless in a hotel or conference room.


What the D-Link DIR-505 does

Imagine being able to share your videos, music and photos from any external hard drive or thumb drive to any iPad, iPhone or Android in your home. What’s more, you can back up your videos, music and photos. And, the Mobile Companion isn’t just for home. If you want to take the Mobile Companion on the road with you, it works as a great travel router/access point, so you can get instant wireless from any hotel or conference room where a network already exists. While you’re out and about, the Mobile Companion can also charge your iPhone or Android smartphone – and it even comes in its own traveling case.

The Device Features

·Router/Access Point, Repeater and Wi-Fi Hot Spot Modes
·IEEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
·Mode Selector Switch
·One 10/100 LAN/WAN port
·SharePort Technology to Share a USB Printer or Storage Over Your Network – Router/AP Mode only
·Supports Power over USB for Added Convenience
·Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA or WPA2
·Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button.
·Dual Active Firewalls – SPI and NAT -Router Mode only

User Reviews

The D-Link router DIR-505 comes with one Ethernet port to connect to an Internet source, such as a broadband modem or a network port of a hotel. As a wireless router, it features single stream wireless-N standard (capping at 150Mbps), a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button for fast network setup, and SharePort Cloud for sharing data via the Internet. When not used with an external hard drive, its USB port can also be used to charge a mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPad.


Considering its tiny size, the DIR-505 makes a good device that you want to stick somewhere inside your backpack or a car’s glove compartment for use when needed. It definitely doesn’t take much space at all.

D-Link says the new All-in-One Mobile Companion DIR-505 will be available in April for around $75.

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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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