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D-Link DSL-2540B

D-Link DSL-2540B
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D-Link DSL-2540B review: specs and price

D-Link DSL-2540B
D-Link DSL-2540B
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Why is D-Link DSL-2540B better than the average?

  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Weight
    317gvs349.47g
  • Height
    33mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

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

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2.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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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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4.weight

317g

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17.5g

5.USB ports

0

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

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6.height

33mm

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16mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

24MB/s

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

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2000MB/s

2.internal storage

0MB

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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

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
D-Link DSL-2540B

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a static IP address
D-Link DSL-2540B

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

3.Has L2TP Passthrough
D-Link DSL-2540B

You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.

4.Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
D-Link DSL-2540B

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.

5.Has MAC address filtering
D-Link DSL-2540B

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.

Features

1.Has QoS
D-Link DSL-2540B

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.Network Time Protocol enabled
D-Link DSL-2540B

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

3.Has dynamic routing
D-Link DSL-2540B

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

4.IPv6 enabled
D-Link DSL-2540B

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.

5.Has static routing
D-Link DSL-2540B

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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