Feb 01

1.What D-Link products support the 802.3af(POE) protocol?

802.3af, also known as Power over Ethernet(POE), defines the standard for building Ethernet power-sourcing equipment and powered terminals.

The following D-Link products support the 802.3af protocol:

DCS-1110
DES-1316
DES-1526
DES-1228P
DES-3828P
DWL-2200AP
DWL-2210AP
DWL-2230AP
DWL-2700AP revA3
DWL-3200AP
DWL-7200AP
DWL-7230AP
DWL-7700AP
DWL-8200AP
DWL-8220AP
DWL-P1012
DWL-P50

2.Does the D-Link PoE switch or adapter support PoE device?

When using a D-Link PoE adapter or Switch please ensure the device you are using is compliant with IEEE 802.3af standard.

D-Link can not support any device used with a PoE switch or adapter that is not 802.3af compliant, using the switch or adapter with a device that is not 802.3af compliant may cause damange to your device and it is strongly reccommended that you disconnect the device and discontinue use of your PoE device with the D-Link PoE adapter or switch.

3.Why does TeraTerm SSH lock up my DES-3828/DES-3828P?

This only happens when using an older version of TeraTerm.

Please ensure that your computer is running TeraTerm SSH version 3.1.3 or higher.

You can download a free copy of TeraTerm SSH at http://www.ayera.com.

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Feb 01

Step 1: For windows XP users click on the “Start” button, select run and type in the IP address of your router. By default the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. You must include two back slashes before the IP address (also known as wack wack´s) .

In Windows Vista or 7 click on the start button and in the search field type in the IP address of the router and hit enter.

How to access storage on the D-Link DIR-685 from windows?

Step 2: A Window should pop open showing you folders you´ve created on the drive.

How to access storage on the D-Link DIR-685 from windows?

Step 3: Click on a folder and if you created user names and groups to specific folder, you will be prompted to enter in those login credentials.

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Feb 01

DIR-855 Product summary

The good: True dual-band; great throughput performance; intuitive and responsive browser interface; gigabit LAN and WAN; easy to set up; supports separate wireless networks for guests; network activity display offers quick access to a variety of network information; convenient preset settings.

The bad: Middling range; confusing network activity display; expensive; bulky design; no print-serving or NAS functionality.

The bottom line: The D-Link Xtreme N Duo Media Router DIR-855 is a stable performer with excellent Web interface. But because it comes in a bulky, old-school design, has a relatively short range, and carries a hefty price tag, consider waiting for the price to drop before investing in this router.

DIR-855

DIR-855 Description

Out of the box, the D-Link DIR-855 looks like a differently colored D-Link DGL-4500 . (The DIR-855 is white, while the DGL-4500 is dark blue.) The DIR-855 has three antennas attached to the back of the router–not a good design, as they crowd the network ports. The antennae are, however, removable, in case you need to install an external high-power antenna for longer range. Like most D-Link routers, the DIR-855 is wall-mountable and also comes with a vertical mount base. Similar to the DGL-4500, the DIR-855 has a top-mounted, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) Network Activity Display (ONAD) that shows more than just the network’s connection status–the two navigation buttons display WAN, LAN, and wireless information via the little blue screen. However, in our tests, the screen timed out after a minute or two. The ONAD is fun to play around with at first, and is indeed useful in a number of situations, such as checking on the Internet connection, number of wireless clients, and so on, but in the long term, you might miss the regular LED status light found on most routers.

Like the name suggests, the D-Link DIR-855 comes with two Draft N 2.0 access points. One of them uses the ubiquitous 2.4Ghz frequency, while the other works in the new 5Ghz frequency; the two can run simultaneously. This is the first router from D-Link that offers true dual-band operation.

The DIR-855 gave a mixed performance in our tests. On our maximum throughput test, the router registered 101.7Mbps and 77Mbps for the 5Ghz frequency and 2.4Ghz frequency, respectively–both high, though not perfect, scores that bested the LinksysWRT610N, which came in at 101Mbps and 53.3Mbps.

User Reviews

azz710 said:Excellent wireless speed and reach. Excellent performance, in general. Fast, simple web-based configuration. Stable operation (no memory leaks, no need for periodic rebooting as with many other home routers).If you have the cash, buy this router and you will probably discover it will be the last router you buy for many, many years.

inachu1 said:Solid wifi connections at all hours of the day suing any channels.Routers menu system is a pain to learn and memorize.This router is what separates the trash from class series of home routers
I am very impressed not having ay dropped wifi connections for more than 6 weeks in a row. If you are conecerned about uptime then let this be your purchase.

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Feb 01

D-Link DIR-615 wireless router description:

1.EASY TO SET UP

The D-Link Quick Router Setup Wizard quickly configures your new Wireless N 300 Router to get you up and running in minutes. Our Setup Wizard walks you step by step through the installation process to configure your Internet connection, wireless network settings and security, and everything else you need to get your network up and running so that you don’t have to be a networking expert to get it set up.

2.EASY TO SECURE

The D-Link DIR-615 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet. Support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption, regardless of your client devices. In addition, the Wireless N 300 Router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.

3.BENEFITS OF A WIRELESS N 300 ROUTER

This Wireless N 300 Router uses powerful 802.11n technology with multiple intelligent antennas to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform previous-generation Wireless G MIMO devices*. The antennas on the Wireless N 300 Router make use of your home’s environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots.

 D-Link DIR-615 wireless router firmware download:
Date:7/30/2007
Download site:ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir615/Firmware/dir615_firmware_110.bin
Download firmware now.
Now the latest version is :1.10

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Jan 31

D-Link announced the launch of its Compact Wireless N USB Adapter, billed as the world’s smallest, and prepares to ship its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3×3 MIMO technology.

Networking solutions provider D-Link announced the launch of their Compact Wireless N USB Adapter (DWA-121), which the company claims is the world’s smallest wireless USB adapter. About the size of a dime, the DWA-121 adapter connects a laptop or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi network at up to six times the speed and three times the coverage of a wireless G connection, and uses 802.11n wireless technology to help maximize the speed and range of the wireless signal, with speeds up to 150Mbps uplink/downlink data rate. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

The company also announced it is preparing to ship its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with 3×3 MIMO technology that uses three distinct data streams to enable “extremely fast” data transfer rates with speeds up to 450 megabits per second. The Switchable Dual Band Router (DIR-665) – the first wireless router to receive Connect with Intel Centrino Ultimate-N certification, is expected to ship in the first quarter of this year, D-Link said. The speed is made possible by the Marvell 88W8366/88W8063 3×3 chipset, which supports multi-stream 802.11n technology for increased data throughput. The DIR-665 incorporates the Marvell Total Solution featuring the 88F6281 CPU, running at 1 GHz, 88E6171R Gigabit Ethernet switch and power management ports in-addition to the industry’s first 3×3 chipset.

“D-Link has a proven track record of delivering revolutionary networking products that provide consumers with the best possible home networking experience,” said Partho Mishra vice president and general manager of the embedded and emerging business unit for the communications and consumer business group at Marvell. “Marvell’s 3×3 solution enables D-Link’s customers to create home networks with reliable high-bandwidth wireless links to surf the web, share files, play networked games and stream HD video with the increasing number of WiFi enabled consumer devices in the market such as smart phones, e-book readers and HD television sets, a segment that Marvell has pioneered ”

The router offers both wide area and local area network (WAN/LAN) gigabit ports, SharePort for printer sharing capability, switchable dual-band 2.4 and 5 gigahertz performance, three antennas and D-Link Green technology, which saves power through Wi-Fi scheduling and eco-friendly port activity and cable detection techniques.

“Intel has worked closely with D-Link and Marvell to test interoperability with Intel’s next generation of wireless adapters. When paired with our new Intel Ultimate-N WiFi Link 6300 multi-stream 802.11n adapter, the new wireless router from D-Link provides outstanding throughput and performance” said Alexander Quach, Intel’s director of wireless marketing. “The D-link DIR-665 router meets our new Ultimate-N tier of Connect with Intel Centrino interoperability, offering the performance required for data intensive applications such as streaming rich media throughout your home.”

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