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D-Link DIR series Routers

Product
Developers: D-Link
Date of the premiere of the system: 2018
Last Release Date: 2019/02/07
Technology: Firewall,  Routers (routers)

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D-Link a DIR series — a line of wireless routers.

2019: AC1200 Wave 2 routers with support of MU-MIMO (DIR-825, DIR-842, DIR-841, DIR-822, DIR-815/R, DIR-815/S)

On February 7, 2019 the company D-Link provided a line of wireless dual-band routers AC1200 Wave 2 with MU-MIMO support. According to the producer, routers passed full-scale test and are recommended for use on high-speed tariff plans federal and regional internet-providers.

According to the statement of the producer, AC1200 Wave 2 routers are intended for the organization of wireless networks of the smart home with a large number of at the same time working strimingovy applications, including viewing IPTV, broadcasting from surveillance cameras in HD quality, work with "cloud" services and resources of media content. Devices are also recommended for use in the corporate and office wireless networks of the SMB/SOHO level with increased requirements to capacity and a large number of at the same time connected mobile devices.

According to the producer, the provided generation of routers of D-Link is implemented on a high-performance hardware platform based on the RTL8197F processor with clock rate of 1 GHz and the wireless module AC1200 Wave 2 providing up to 867 Mbps in the range of 5 GHz and up to 300 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. The line of routers is provided by the following models:

  • DIR-825 with WAN port of 1000 Mbps, 4 LAN ports of 1000 Mbps, multifunction port USB 2.0 and 4 external antennas 5 dBi;
  • DIR-842 with WAN port of 1000 Mbps, 4 LAN ports of 1000 Mbps and 4 external antennas 5 dBi;
  • DIR-841 with WAN port of 1000 Mbps, 4 LAN ports of 100 Mbps and 4 external antennas 5 dBi;
  • DIR-822 with WAN port of 100 Mbps, 4 LAN ports of 100 Mbps and 4 external antennas 5 dBi;
  • DIR-815/R with WAN port of 100 Mbps, 4 LAN ports 100 Mbit / c, multifunction port USB 2.0 and 4 external antennas 5 dBi;
  • DIR-815/S with WAN port of 100 Mbps, 4 LAN ports 100 Mbit / c and 4 internal antennas 3.5 dBi.

As noted in D-Link, routers are optimized for work in premises with a difficult design and a large number of mobile devices. The technology of formation of the sent wireless signal of TX Beamforming increases quality of Wi-Fi-connections for client devices which are far from the router and worse accept a signal. Support of MU-MIMO allows to increase capacity of a wireless network due to simultaneous data transmission to several devices at once. In such network modern smartphones and tablets with support 802.11ac Wave 2 will be able to implement the high-speed opportunities to the maximum. For PC users and notebooks with wireless modules 802.11n the dual-band AC1300 USB adapter with support of MU-MIMO DWA-182 is recommended.

All models support function of intellectual distribution of clients of Smart Wi-fi and can be used for the organization of uniform wireless space based on several routers of D-Link. The Smart Wi-fi function allows the wireless client to be connected timely to the router with the highest level of a signal, providing increase in a coverage of Wi-fi, liquidation of "dead bands" and the best possible speed of connection in any point of a coverage, the producer claims.

According to D-Link, AC1200 Wave 2 routers are completely adapted for work with IPTV and provide high-quality reproduction in a home network of various media content. IGMP Proxy, different options of use of VLAN, the UDPXY application for viewing IPTV on mobile devices and TVs of Smart TV which are not supporting multi-address traffic is supported.

The multifunction USB port in the DIR-825 and DIR-815/R models supports connection USB drives, printers and 3G/LTE- modems. The built-in torrent-client allows to download files on the USB drive without use of the PC, and media server of DLNA – to broadcast the loaded media content on smartphones, tablets and Smart TV. It is possible deleted access to the drive on to protocols FTP or SMB. At connection of the USB modem of the device support reservation of channels of access in Internet: in case of problems on the line of the basic wire provider the router automatically switches to reserve 3G/LTE-connection, noted in D-Link.

mobile application D-Link Assistant is available to setup and management. The application, according to the producer, will help to configure Internet connection, a wireless network and IPTV, to include guest network Wi-fi, to block the websites, undesirable to the child, with the help URL- the filter or service Yandex. DNS to configure VPN- tunnels, probros ports, to switch-off indicators and many other things.

The software of routers is developed in the Russian Research and development center of D-Link taking into account requirements and on the basis of experience of cooperation with federal and regional Internet service providers. As the producer noted, AC1200 Wave 2 routers are completely adapted for work on modern tariff plans of providers. The DIR-822, DIR-815/R and DIR-815/S models provide capacity more than 95 Mbps on any types of connection. Capacity of gigabit DIR-825, DIR-842, DIR-841 models reaches 900 Mbps.

According to information for February, 2019 routers are available to the order at official resellers of the company. Recommended retail price: DIR-825/R – $61; DIR-842/R – $59; DIR-841 – $52; DIR-815/R – $48; DIR-822/R – $46; DIR-815/S – $43.

2018

The module of content filtering SkyDNS in D-Link DIR-853, DIR-878 and DIR-882

The producer of network equipment D-Link together with the cloud SkyDNS content filter was expanded by possibilities of routers of D-Link to make the Internet it is safer for their users and provided SkyDNS content filtering module. On December 13, 2018 the SkyDNS company reported about it.

Constantly growing number of users on the Internet opens the wide field for activity of swindlers and hackers. Every day in network there are new dangerous resources propagandizing a suicide, the websites the selling drugs, the harmful websites with viruses and trojans. For this reason, according to developers, there is a permanent need for improvement of protection of home users and business from actions of malefactors on the Internet.

According to developers, the D-Link DIR-853, D-Link DIR-878 and D-Link DIR-882 routers became safer due to emergence of the module of content filtering of SkyDNS. Thanks to features of SkyDNS service, not the just harmful content which already got to a local network is blocked, and harmful data at the request level to them are blocked. The cloud SkyDNS system allows to protect any number of smartphones and computers of all types connected to the router without installation of any programs at the same time offering enhanced capabilities of access control in the Internet and Internet security at the level of the router.

According to the statement of SkyDNS, the solution SkyDNS opens additional opportunities:

  • Setup of filtering on more than 60 thematic categories and the separate websites from black and white lists.
  • An opportunity to set to each device connected to the router of D-Link the settings of filtering, time of Internet access and the schedule of filtering.
  • Use of the safe mode for YouTube – all videos with age restrictions are filtered.
  • Forced inclusion of safe search modes in search systems Yandex Google, Bing or a possibility of use of own safe search of SkyDNS.
  • Statistics of use the Internet on each device with a detailed report about the blocked and open websites.
  • Blocking of the majority of types of Internet advertizing without additional plug-ins or programs.
  • Additional functions of the notification allow to react quickly if in network there were devices infected with viruses or the router was switched-off from service of filtering.

The quality of filtering of Internet resources and harmful content is provided with own SkyDNS system for an automatic categorization and identification of harmful Internet nodes on the Internet. The SkyDNS base which is dynamically created and updated every day, contains for December, 2018 over 105 million websites that covers, according to the developer, all resources and resources requested by users of service seen in network.

According to information provided to D-Link it is possible to load updated software for the D-Link DIR-853, D-Link DIR-878 and D-Link DIR-882 routers with the provided functions on the website of D-Link, or to use function of autoupdating of a firmware in the WEB interface of the router. Also the D-Link company in 2019 is going to deliver routers with already updated firmware and the module of content filtering SkyDNS.

D-Link and SkyDNS consider that routers of D-Link with SkyDNS filtering – the reliable solution for protection of home users, small offices and educational institutions. Safe connection will allow to protect children from unnecessary and dangerous information, and will provide to parents comfortable use of the Internet without importunate advertizing and actions of swindlers on all devices. The solution will provide an additional layer of protection against Internet threats for business and will give the instrument of increase in efficiency of employees through blocking of the websites, not target for work.

N300 DIR-615/T

On March 6, 2018 the D-Link company provided the wireless router N300 DIR-615/T. The model is implemented based on the updated hardware platform and equipped with the software which is specially developed in the Ryazan Research and development center of D-Link for compliance of the device to technical requirements to the equipment of Internet access.

The device supports all relevant types IPv4/ IPv6- connections, different scenarios of connection IPTV, reservation WAN, technology of intellectual distribution of wireless clients of Smart Wi-Fi and also can perform functions of the WISP repeater, access point, the wireless repeater or the Wi-Fi-client.

DIR-615/T is equipped with WAN port 10/100BASE-TX and 4 LAN ports 10/100BASE-TX. The mode of automatic installation of the protected wireless connection (WPS) is provided.

The router supports wireless connection with speed up to 300 Mbps, mechanisms enciphering according to the WEP, WPA/WPA2 standards, guest network Wi-fi. The functionality of security includes filtering on IP/ URL to the MAC/-addresses, firewall with connection supervision, protection against ARP-and the DoS-attacks. The Yandex.DNS service allows to provide protection of users against harmful and fraudulent websites and to limit access for children and teenagers to "adult" materials.

For the purpose of optimum allocation of network resources and comfortable simultaneous operation of local users function of passband limiting of Ethernet-ports and canals of wireless clients is provided.

For increase in network reliability and an exception of cases of a sudden rupture of connection with the Internet function of reservation of WAN is implemented. As an alternative channel of access it is possible to use any wire or wireless WAN connection of the router.

DIR-615/T is executed in the compact stylish body of black color with the external fixed omni-directional rotary antennas with dBi gain amount 5 providing a sure covering and high-quality acceptance of a signal in apartments with a difficult design and a large number of mobile devices.

Wireless router DIR-615 (2018)

DIR-615/T supports technology of intellectual distribution of wireless clients of Smart Wi-fi and can be used at the organization of uniform wireless space Wi-Fi based on several routers of D-Link. The Smart Wi-fi technology allows to switch automatically the wireless client to the router with the highest level of a signal for a stable covering of Wi-fi and maximum speed of connection in any point of a coverage.

DIR-615/T supports IGMP Proxy and different options of use of VLAN, creating comfortable conditions for work with IPTV and reproduction in a home network of various media content from the Internet. Thanks to the UDPXY built-in application it is possible to broadcast video and audio streams from the IPTV channel of provider on the devices of a local network which are not supporting multi-address traffic, for example, TVs, video game consoles, audioplayers.

DIR-615/T (2018)

Setup and management of DIR-615/T are performed by the user in the step-by-step mode using the intuitive Russian-language Web interface and do not require special knowledge. Function of the automatic notification will timely notify the user on emergence on the server of updates of D-Link of the version of the built-in software with its subsequent installation. Besides for connection of the router to the Internet and setup of home or office wireless network it is possible to use free mobile application of D-Link Click'n'Connect for devices based on Android.