Review of D-Link DIR-628 Wireless N Router

D-Link DIR-628

D-Link DIR-628 Wireless N Router is the solution to users who are searching for a router to setup high speed wireless network in their home or in office. D-Link DIR-628 Wireless N Router is a dual band wireless router and the main feature of this wireless router is that it  supports IEEE 802.11n standard which is the latest and is also backward compatible with earlier versions of 802.11 standard. The router can be used to connect computers, game modules or media players having wireless support. There are supports available in this router for WPA and WPA2 security standards for encryption and highly secured data transmission through the wireless network. The security feature is independent of the device which is connected to the wireless network as a client. In simple words even if the device that is receiving data through the wireless network is a gaming console the data will be encrypted to have a secured data transmission. There are also four ports for the wired connectivity where the user can connect Ethernet cables and connect four Ethernet devices to the wireless network via the wired connectivity. This wireless router includes firewall features like MAC address filtering, where the user can filter the devices based on their MAC address, Domain blocking, Stateful Packet Inspection or SPI and Scheduling.

D-Link DIR-628 Wireless N Router as said earlier supports dual band and the frequencies supported in this dual band are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. This provides the user the optimal speed for High speed Internet applications and also streaming of high definition videos from the Internet. This wireless router also has the dual protective firewall in terms of SPI and NAT which protects the user from viruses spreading through Internet. There is Quality of Service Engine present in this wireless router which improves the time sensitive on line, faster gaming response and Internet phone calls which are done as Voice Over Internet Phone (VOIP) calls. One WAN port is also available in this wireless router. Maximum wireless data transfer rate offered by this wireless router is 144.4 Mbit/s and 300 Mbit/s for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels respectively. The user can manage or configure the wireless router through web based interface. This wireless router offers VPN pass through for the following protocols PPTP, L2TP and IPSec. The advantages of DIR-628 Wireless N Router include ease of setup, as the instruction manual is very explanatory, relatively cheaper price as it costs only 60 dollars and its sleek and compact design. The disadvantage is that the Ethernet ports are limited to 4 ports, thus getting wired devices connected to the wireless network has a limitation. Depending on one’s budget and requirement D-Link DIR-628 Wireless N Router could be the best choice for wireless connectivity at your home or office.


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