Saturday, July 7th 2007

D-Link offers two new routers in effort to simplify wireless networking

D-Link recently created two router/adapter kits, each geared around customers who do not really understand how to configure a wireless network. The secret behind the ease of configuration is a new driver installation wizard called Click'n'Connect, which supposedly makes installing a wireless network really easy. This has yet to be confirmed by review sites or technophobes. The first model, the DKT-710, uses the tried-and-true 802.11G protocol. The router is compatible with ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ connections, and has a USB 2.0 port. For people that need a little more oomph in their network, D-Link offers the DKT-810. This uses the faster and more powerful 802.11N protocol, and is compatible with the same connections, and also has a USB 2.0 port.

Like most routers, both routers have a built-in firewall and four Ethernet ports. You can get the DKT-710 and DKT-810 for £60 (€88/$121) and £160 (€237/322), respectively.

Source: Reg Hardware
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7 Comments on D-Link offers two new routers in effort to simplify wireless networking

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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Damn I was really looking forward to the 802.11n model until I saw the price. I need something with more oomph so that my ps3 on the otherside of the house wont drop the wifi connection.
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Polaris573
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I picked up a Linksys WRT150N for $75 shipped on ebay, if you really want an 802.11n router. It's probably better than the one in this thread. I'm kind of leery of anything that is made "REALLY EASY FOR TECHNOPHOBES" and costs over twice as much as a competing router. The open source DD-WRT firmware is also available for the WRT150N.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Polaris573
I picked up a Linksys WRT150N for $75 shipped on ebay, if you really want an 802.11n router. It's probably better than the one in this thread. I'm kind of leery of anything that is made "REALLY EASY FOR TECHNOPHOBES" and costs over twice as much as a competing router. The open source DD-WRT firmware is also available for the WRT150N.
Does it have Gb ports?
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Polaris573
Senior Moderator
No. Do the ones made by D-Link? That would explain why they cost so much more. The article doesn't seem to specify though.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Polaris573
No. Do the ones made by D-Link? That would explain why they cost so much more. The article doesn't seem to specify though.
I'm not sure, but I've seen both a D-Link and a Netgear with Gig ports and Draft-N. I prefer Linksys, tho, and was hoping they had one with Gig ports.
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#6
ktr
dlink ftw! I thought there interface was easy. You dont have to deal with some stupid cd to install...tisk tisk...linksys and netgear (who has wireless off on default...dumb asses).
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Thanks Polaris, Ill take a look at it. Basically, I just want a WI FI router that will have greater distance for connecting. Im sure the G Mimo routers will work but Im really liking the N draft specs.
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