Sep 21

D-Link DIR-628 RangeBooster N Dual Band Router Firmware support inquiries or software troubleshooting are available only from its publisher/developer D-Link. Although we constantly scan all the programs present on this website with a strong combined antivirus solution, for your improved security, we strongly advise you to check the downloaded files with a good antivirus and antispyware software.

You can upgrade the firmware of the Router here. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file to be used for the update. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com. You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site.

D-Link DIR-628 RangeBooster N Dual Band Router Firmware Update

Firmware Upgrade:

Click on Check Online Now for Latest Firmware Version to find out if there is an updated firmware; if so, download the new firmware to your hard drive.

Browse:

After you have downloaded the new firmware, click Browse to locate the firmware update on your hard drive. Click Upload to complete the firmware upgrade.

Notifications Options:

Check Automatically Check Online for Latest Firmware Version to have the router check automatically to see if there is a new firmware upgrade.

Check Email Notification of Newer Firmware Version to have the router send an email when there is a new firmware available.

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Aug 06

Device Information on D-Link DIR-628

This page displays the current information for the DIR-628. It will display the LAN, WAN (Internet), and Wireless information.

If your Internet connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a Release button and a Renew button will be displayed. Use Release to disconnect from your ISP and use Renew to connect to your ISP.

If your Internet connection is set up for PPPoE, a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection.

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General:Displays the D-Link router’s time and firmware version.

WAN:Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router.

LAN:Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router.

Wireless LAN:Displays the wireless MAC address and your wireless settings such as SSID and Channel.

LAN Computers:Displays computers and devices that are connected to the router via Ethernet and that are receiving an IP address assigned by the router (DHCP).

Find Log on D-Link DIR-628 Wireless Router

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The D-Link router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in it’s internal memory. If there isn’t enough internal memory for all events, logs of older events are deleted but logs of the latest events are retained. The Logs option allows you to view the router logs. You can define what types of events you want to view and the level of the events to view. This D-Link router also has external Syslog Server support so you can send the log files to a computer on your network that is running a Syslog utility.

What to View:You can select the types of messages that you want to display from the log. Firewall & Security, System, and Router Status messages can be selected.

View Levels:There are three levels of message importance: Informational, Warning, and Critical. Select the levels that you want displayed in the log.

Apply Log Settings:Will filter the log results so that only the selected options appear.

Refresh:Updates the log details on the screen so it displays any recent activity.

Clear:Clears all of the log contents.

Email Now:This option will send a copy of the D-Link router log to the email address configured in the Tools > Email screen.

Save Log:This option will save the router to a log file on your computer.

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Mar 06

DIR-628 Description:

The D-Link RangeBooster N® Dual Band Router (DIR-628) is designed for users looking to create a high-performance wireless network. Connect the RangeBooster N Dual Band 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**. We’ve also included a QoS engine that prioritizes time-sensitive online traffic to enable smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive gaming.

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DUAL BAND WIRELESS COVERAGE

Dual Band N is the latest addition to the RangeBooster N product family. The dual band technology in the DIR-628 supports selectable 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless signals. This allows you to check email and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5GHz band.

FEATURES:

* World Class Parental Controls
* Safe Surfing/Searching
* Remote Management
* AntiVirus/AntiSpyware protection with McAfee® Technology
* Internet Usage Time Scheduling and Activity Reporting
* Web-Managed Firewall
* Access Control for Internet Usage
* Application Control (blocking and scheduling)
* Spam Control
* Identity Protection

User Reviews:

Toscane said:
Pros: Bought this unit to replace a flaking Netgear wireless router. I am very happy so far with the ease of installation and performance. Recommended.
Cons: The installation routine does require some basic networking knowledge.
Summary: I gave the product a 5 instead of a 4, to offset the 1 given by another reviewer.

dsmrobert said:
Pros: It took me around 15 mins to setup my desktop, my netbook, my wireless desktop and mac. it’s pretty simple. i am not a tech. Speed test is above average, 9.79/10.
Cons: price of router is fair. but you might have to spend money on 5.0GHz USB adatper for your wireless device in order to take advantage of this router. if you have budget concern, i would suggest you: save money it’s worth it.
Summary: I have tried linksys 160, 310. both are over-heating and you have to unplug and plug in order to reset. it’s pretty annoying to do that every day.

legendair1 said:
Pros: Stable Router, great range, and fast Internet streaming with a range of different platform (XP-MAC-Vista).
Cons: Set up is a bit long, the 5Hz band do not transmit along the 2.4 HZ and is only avail on N signals
Summary: I Return the linksys 160n model (Comparable) because of resets every 3 days for speed degradation. This device is way more superior for the same price

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