Aug 15

D-Link DIR-625 Description

This award-winning RangeBooster N® router offers an affordable and reliable Wi-Fi connection and comes with parental controls. You’ll give it two antennas up.

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The D-Link® RangeBooster N® Router (DIR-625) is a 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than an 802.11g wireless network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g devices. Connect the RangeBooster N Router to a cable or DSL modem and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. Create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, printers, and more, from greater distances throughout your entire home or office. With D-Link’s award-winning QoS engine that prioritizes time-sensitive online traffic, this router enables smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive gaming.

Powered by RangeBooster N technology, this high performance router provides superior coverage designed to reduce dead spots and for users who demand higher performance networking.

FEATURES:

  • Firewall Protection
  • Parental Controls
  • Parental Reporting and Alerts
  • Identity Protection
  • Pop-up Blocker
  • Virus/Spyware Protection – Powered by McAfee®
  • Spam Control
  • Access Control
  • Remote Management Console

RANGEBOOSTER N™ ROUTER BENEFITS

  • Delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than 802.11g.
  • Award-winning QoS Engine prioritizes Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience.
  • Dual Active Firewalls (SPI & NAT) help protect your network from Internet threats such as hackers, viruses, identity thieves, and SPAM.
  • Easy to install and use with the included Quick Router Setup Wizard.
  • SECURESPOT 2.0 sevices let you take total control of the Internet.

D-Link DIR-625 User Reviews

1.User famousdavis1 said:

Pros: Easy setup, choices; improved performance

Cons: None to this point

Summary: Since my son started playing Xbox live I needed to upgrade my original 2-3 year old D-link (DI-524; basic g) router. After research, and reading all the horror stories/reviews about each manufacturer’s offering of routers, I decided I might as well stay with what has worked for me: D-link (also, I use D-link’s “SecureSpot” hardware security and I figured compatibility might be improved if I stayed with a D-link router.)

I chose D-link’s DIR-625 Platinum series (Rangebooster N) router. Carefully, I followed the instructions to a “t” — disconnecting my old router first, running the cable modem’s ethernet cable directly to a single PC, and installing the new D-link software — I was relieved (and pleasantly surprised) that it could not have been easier. Along the way, and as prompted, I downloaded the latest firmware. After successfully getting the “main” pc surfing the Internet, I added others just as easily and without installing the CD software on each pc (I either plugged in the ethernet cable to an open port on the router, or I entered my security key on the wireless laptops.)

The range is MUCH improved; I’m not sure about the speed (but I wasn’t having a problem before.) I think most others who are careful to follow clear, simple instructions they shouldn’t have a problem.

2.User umdajs said:

Pros: Amazing range. Simple setup. Comprehensive features

Cons: Not much faster then my old 54mps Netgear

Summary: Easy setup when I had my laptop connected directly to the router. When I then tried to get online with my desktop after setup couldnt get online. I called d-link and they suggested unistalling and reinstalling my usb wireless adaptor drivers and that did the trick no problems after that. works great. Amazing range. I have the Belkin N wireless usb adaptor and about 50 feet away and 3 walls i get 80-90% connectivity, or excellent for you XP users. Only bummer was it is not much faster then the 54mps netgear I had which is why I really upgraded.

Updated
The range and speed are very good using the N band. The theoretical for the router is 300mbs download speed, but the actual is 150 mbs. Then of course your limited a second time by the ISP. I have comcast, so the actual actual speed has averaged 16 mbs. This is a decent increase over what I had before with my 54 mbs Netgear which averaged about 8-10 mbs download speed.
3.User takemout said:

Pros: Great Range and Speed

Cons: No gigabit ports

Summary: This is the best router I have ever owned. It has great speed and range. I have been using the router for about a 2 weeks and it has not dropped connection. The firmware offers plenty options and customization. I have 4 bars everywhere in my home now. No dead spots. The was easy but I have a cable modem so the only thing I had to do was change the mac address and turn on the wireless security.

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