Amazon selling DLink DIR-505 All-In-One Mobile Companion Router (White) at Discounted Price Rs.975.
DLink DIR-505 All-In-One Mobile Companion Router (White)
Wireless router; Complying with the IEEE 802.11 b/g, compatible with IEEE 802.11n products; Up to 150Mbps data rate; Support router/access point, repeater and Wi-Fi hotspot operation modes; 1 x fast ...
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I picked this up to extend the range of my existing router.While the setup was very easy the connection speed I get through this are pathetic. On top of that the signal gets dropped very frequently.I also observed that the speed of my primary router goes down when connected to this.I would recommend avoiding this.
January 2, 2014
The router will stop connecting after one or two times of usage. The connectivity can best be described as random.For those who have spare money to test the gadgets, you can buy this product to test the features. USB drive feature is a good one (when the router works). But make sure you first follow these steps before starting to use the device:1) Connect the router to your existing router via LAN cable and then goto the routers homepage (specified in the quick card)2) download and apply the latest firmware version. This is a must if you want to use the USB feature at all, because with the old firware version, the config page where you create user ID and access path for the USB drive is not available.3) You can configure your existing wireless netwrok to extend via hotspot mode as well, while will enable you to use the USB drive in that mode. USB will not work in repeater mode. Once you apply the latest firmware upgrade, configuring the hotspot mode will be easy. Otherwise you will end up spending hours (like me) trying to figure out what is going wrong with such supposed-to-be-simple device.3) Also setup the admin password. This is plain stupidity for DLink for leaving factory default admin password as blank.There are two shareport mobile apps available on iOS for asccessig the USB contents. One works and the other does not. One has set up page with no option to provide custom user ID. it only has admin password option and it never worked for me. The other app allowed me to provide both user ID and password.4) Do not buy this router if you assume you can load your movies into the USB drive and then watch them wirelessly on mobile/tablet/laptop.Read more ›
May 19, 2014
I brought this router to extend the wiif coverage of my home network. Never expected it to be so good. Very easy to setup, works great. Specially the coverage is superb, and the netwrok is strong throughout my home. Even without any antenna, the hotspot mode gives a great coverage. All the modes work well, and at this price point I feel its one of the best products availabe in the market.
December 8, 2013
One word: as a router this is absolute piece of shit.If anyone is buying this product as a portable router I would not recommend this as router connections drop with the loaded ROM module. This factory setting ROM has no refresh set over DHCP client. So in case your connection breaks in between you have to switch it off and then switch it on and wait for minutes.One solution : From ROM 1.03 immediately upgrade to 1.10 which will solve the purpose. No breakdown were seen thereafter,But for people who are not so tech savvy please buy something else. More portable routers are present in market at cheaper price.DLink being such a good name spoiled their name with this defective ROM.
February 17, 2015
I am using 2 of these to boost the wifi signal in my 3 storey house. It does what it says, and at a cheap price too. The major usage of this product is for Wifi hotspot or repeater as it provides very basic functionality as a router.So buy this only when you are looking for a Wifi repeater.
February 3, 2014