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D-Link DIR-508L

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D-Link DIR-508L review: specs and price

D-Link DIR-508L
D-Link DIR-508L
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Why is D-Link DIR-508L better than the average?

  • Weight
    190.5gvs349.47g
  • USB ports
    1vs0.81
  • Thickness
    59mmvs135.79mm
  • Width
    124mmvs171.91mm
  • Height
    19.8mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

1

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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2.weight

190.5g

Best

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17.5g

3.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

4.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

5.thickness

59mm

Best

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12mm

6.width

124mm

Best

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21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

300MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

Best

Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
D-Link DIR-508L

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

4.has an external memory slot
D-Link DIR-508L

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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3

2.internal antennas

2

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

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6

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
D-Link DIR-508L

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has MAC address filtering
D-Link DIR-508L

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

3.Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
D-Link DIR-508L

With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.

4.Has SPI intrusion protection
D-Link DIR-508L

All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.

5.Has WPA2-PSK
D-Link DIR-508L

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

Features

1.Has QoS
D-Link DIR-508L

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Is DLNA certified
D-Link DIR-508L

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

3.Has Universal Plug n Play
D-Link DIR-508L

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

4.IPv6 enabled
D-Link DIR-508L

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

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