D-Link DI-624M Super G with MIMO Wireless Router - DI624M

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I currently own this unit's predecessor, the DI-624 Rev C. The signal is a bit weak even while using D-Link G adapters which is why I wanted to upgrade to the DI-624M. This unit's firmware was updated immediately to v1.20 right out of the box due to the issues related to the initial revision. Issues experienced right out of the box - 1. signal strength is no where near what is advertised. It should be stronger than that of the DI-624. It was as weak or weaker even using DWL-G650 PC card network adapter, 2. limitations on the number of MAC filters (currently limited to 8 on my unit), 3. With the DI-624, my work VPN connection works flawlessly. The DI-624M would not allow me to utilize the VPN connection. Mapped drives and email client would not work. I think this is related to name resolution services which again work fine with the DI-624. This may turn into a good home wireless router. In its current condition (firmware rev), I would look elsewhere even if you have to spend more money. I myself am looking to other vendors for a stronger radio and a more reliable unit even if I have to buy all new adapters. Reliability and support are more important than a low price!

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This unit was disappointing for several reasons. First, it did not provide the wireless coverage in my environment that I had been led to expect. Most disappointing, however, was the firmware. - Firmware updates. Updating the firmware causes a loss of all device settings. Moreover, the update notes specifically state that you cannot restore the settings from a backup file produced under the earlier version. All settings must be manually reentered. - Firmware lockup. Several times during configuration, the firmware would lockup. Power-cycling the device was the only way to reset it. Upon resetting, the unit had restored itself to factory defaults. - DHCP Reserves. Each DHCP reservation had to be entered individually, after which the unit would need to restart itself. Thus, instead of being able to enter 3 or 4 reservations, and then click an "Apply" button, each was entered individually, after which I needed to wait a full minute for the unit to reset. This is simply bad design There may have been other problems as well, but having encountered these limitations, I returned the unit for a refund. It simply isn't up to the job, and the firmware most definitely needs improvement.

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Stay away until they fix things

by inlawga@mindspring.com on 9/25/2005

I currently own this unit's predecessor, the DI-624 Rev C. The signal is a bit weak even while using D-Link G adapters which is why I wanted to upgrade to the DI-624M. This unit's firmware was updated immediately to v1.20 right out of the box due to the issues related to the initial revision. Issues experienced right out of the box - 1. signal strength is no where near what is advertised. It should be stronger than that of the DI-624. It was as weak or weaker even using DWL-G650 PC card network adapter, 2. limitations on the number of MAC filters (currently limited to 8 on my unit), 3. With the DI-624, my work VPN connection works flawlessly. The DI-624M would not allow me to utilize the VPN connection. Mapped drives and email client would not work. I think this is related to name resolution services which again work fine with the DI-624. This may turn into a good home wireless router. In its current condition (firmware rev), I would look elsewhere even if you have to spend more money. I myself am looking to other vendors for a stronger radio and a more reliable unit even if I have to buy all new adapters. Reliability and support are more important than a low price!

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DI624M not ready for prime time

by Jim on 9/3/2005

Initial setup was easy but wireless connection was not as good as my old Neatgear WGT624 which I thought had poor range. One nice feature is the MAC filtering that works on both the wired and wireless connections. This feature was not working on the original firmware but did after updating to 1.2 ver. Missing from the router is full logging of internet traffic a must for homes with children. Overall even at the great price with two rebates I will have to return the router as a quality wireless connection is a must have feature. Although the firmware update corrected some of the bugs it actually made the wireless connection start dropping even when at close range. It may work better with a DLink card but its not good with my Netgear WG511T

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Product Overview

Extend the range of your wireless network using D-Link's new Super G with MIMO Wireless Router. Featuring the latest Smart Antenna MIMO technology and Super G technology, this new wireless router offers dramatic performance improvements over standard IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g.

The DI-624M enables Internet sharing and creates a robust wireless network able to achieve maximum wireless signal rates of up to 108Mbps. When used with other D-Link Super G with MIMO wireless products, the range can reach up to 8x farther than standard 802.11g to provide thorough wireless coverage throughout your home or office.

For sharing broadband Internet access, the web-based wizard supports virtually all operating systems to assist you in getting connected to the Internet within minutes. Once your router has been set up, both wired and wireless users can enjoy surfing the web, streaming media, transfering, printing and storing files throughout your network.

Specifications

Manufacturer D-Link
Mfg Part# DI624M
SKU 10390548
UPC 790069273957
UPC 14 00790069273957
Features
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Product Type Wireless Router
Manufacturer Part Number DI-624M
Manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc
Product Model DI-624M
Product Name DI-624M Super G with MIMO Wireless Router
Product Line Super G
Brand Name D-Link
Package Contents DI-624M Super G with MIMO Wireless RouterCAT-5 Ethernet Cable (All the DI-624M's Ethernet ports are Auto-MDIX)Power Adapter (5.0V, 3.0A)Vertical StandsMounting KitCD with Software and ManualQuick Installation Guide
Weight (Approximate) 10.80 oz
Height 1.4"
Width 4.6"
Depth 7.5"
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Wireless Transmission Speed 108 Mbit/s
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
ISM Band Yes
Indoor Antenna Range 328 ft
Outdoor Antenna Range 1312 ft
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.46 GHz
Total Number of Antennas 2
Tech Specs
Controls 1 x Reset Switch
Status Indicators Power Status LAN (10/100) WLAN (Wireless Connection) WAN
Interfaces/Ports 4 x RJ-45 Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN / 1 x RJ-45 Auto MDI/MDI-X WAN
Humidity 95% Maximum Non-condensing
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 131°F (55°C) Operating
Product Type Wireless Router
Manufacturer Part Number DI-624M
Manufacturer Website Address www.dlink.com
Manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc
Product Name DI-624M Super G with MIMO Wireless Router
Brand Name D-Link
Data Transfer Rate 10 Mbps Ethernet Half-duplex / 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
Connectivity Media 10/100Base-TX Category 5 UTP
Package Contents DI-624M Super G with MIMO Wireless Router CAT-5 Ethernet Cable (All the DI-624M's Ethernet ports are Auto-MDIX) Power Adapter (5.0V, 3.0A) Vertical Stands Mounting Kit CD with Software and Manual Quick Installation Guide
Certifications & Standards IEEE: IEEE 802.3: 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3u: 100BASE-TX IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11b Safety & Emissions: FCC
System Requirements Ethernet-Based Cable or DSL Modem Computers with Windows, Macintosh, or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter and CD-ROM Drive Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or Netscape Navigator Version 7.0 and Above
Dimensions 1.38" Height x 4.60" Width x 7.50" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 10.80 oz
Input Voltage 5 V DC Power Supply
Power Supply External
Input Current 3 A @
Protocols TCP/IP / PPTP / L2TP / IPSec / PPPoE / TKIP
Management Web-Based: Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape Navigator v7 or later; or other Java- enabled browsers DHCP Server and Client
Additional Warranty Information (90) Days Software Warranty
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Antenna 2 x Non-detachable
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 2400 MHz to 2462 MHz IEEE 802.11b/g ISM Band
Receiver Sensitivity -71 dBm 54 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -71 dBm 48 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -78 dBm 36 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -82 dBm 24 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -85 dBm 18 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -87 dBm 12 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -90 dBm 9 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -91 dBm 6 Mbps OFDM 10% PER IEEE 802.11g / -85 dBm 11 Mbps CCK 8% PER IEEE 802.11b / -88 dBm 5.50 Mbps CCK 8% PER IEEE 802.11b / -89 dBm 2 Mbps QPSK 8% PER IEEE 802.11b / -92 dBm 1 Mbps BPSK 8% PER IEEE 802.11b
Transmission Speed 108 Mbps
Transmit Power 15 dBm ±2 dB
Access Method CSMA/CA
Antenna Range Up to 328 ft Indoor / Up to 1312 ft Outdoor
Modulation Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Complementary Code Keying (CCK) Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK)
Transmission Speed Details 108 Mbps 2x Mode @ / 54 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 48 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 36 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 24 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 18 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 1 Mbps IEEE 802.11b / 12 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 9 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g / 6 Mbps IEEE 802.11g / 11 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11b / 5.50 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11b / 2 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11b
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP Encryption Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) TKIP MIC DMZ (demilitarized zone) Advanced Firewall Features: NAT with VPN Passthrough (Network Address Translation) Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) MAC Filtering URL Filtering Scheduling VPN Pass Through / Multi-Sessions: PPTP L2TP IPSec
Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11b/g

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