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The DIR-625 features Wireless-N technology, but is still compatible with Wireless-G and –B technologies.

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Pros

Includes RangeBooster technology (DIR-615 does not)

4 agree

USB port

4 agree

Decent price for N router

3 agree

Includes Ethernet cable

3 agree

Decent stock firmware (should be upgraded to ensure full functionality)

2 agree

External, adjustable antennaes

2 agree

Firmware can be upgraded to DD-WRT

2 agree
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Cons

No gigabit wired ports

1 agrees

Doesn't work with UW network

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The D-Link DIR-625 is a wireless broadband router, allowing users to share a broadband internet connection across their home or small business network. The DIR-625 features Wireless-N technology, but is still compatible with Wireless-G and –B technologies. It also allows four wired 10/100 Megabit connections. The DIR-625 boasts dual built-in firewall protection, using SPI and NAT firewalls, as well as Intelligent QoS, which help maximize bandwidth usage. The D-Link DIR-625 uses WPA and WPA2 security encryption, features Securespot, and allows VPN pass-through as an option. Released July 2006, the D-Link DIR-625 retails at $70.

Features
  • Wireless-N Technology
  • Supports up to four wired 10/100 Megabit connections
  • Intelligent QoS
  • WPA / WPA2 wireless encryption
  • Allows VPN Pass Through
Post Review
Manzabar
10/12/2008 07:27

No prob and Google-slaps while a helpful reminder aren't actually helpful. So unless I feel cranky, I don't tend to give them out.

Erik
10/09/2008 03:13

Thanks, Manzabar. A simple Google-slap would have been sufficient :P

Manzabar
10/09/2008 03:10

According to WiFiPlanet, Draft-N should get better range (hadn't found that article yet when I posted my previous reply).

While it sucks that you can't configure you parent's wi-fi how you'd like, at least now you can tell them to call their ISP for tech support when they have problems. :)

Erik
10/09/2008 12:17

I hear your point, but I'm more concerned about the relationship between range (distance) and the 802.11n standard. I know the rated speed is much higher for n than g, but what about range? Are speed and range directly proportional?

Anyway moot point as far as my parents situation since Bell decided to give them a free wireless router integrated into their modem. No DD-WRT or tomato on that thing for sure :(

Manzabar
10/07/2008 03:17

N-routers are based on a draft release of the 802.11n wireless standard.

The upside to routers based on the draft of 802.11n is an increase in the maximum connection speed.

The downside is they are based on a draft and not a final release of the spec, so they may not be compatible with any products based on the final release of the 802.11n spec. Additionally since there isn't a fully detailed/accepted spec, there's no guarantee that other companies draft-n products will work at draft-n speeds with a specific draft-n router.

Erik
10/07/2008 01:57

Trying to decide whether or not to get this router (for my parents) or a WRT54GL and run tomato firmware on it. Do N-routers significantly increase range or what?

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