The Good D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 offers decent Wireless-N performance at a very affordable price. It also has a responsive and intuitive Web interface.
The Bad D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 lacks Gigabit Ethernet, USB ports, and its throughput speed and range could be better.
The Bottom Line At a very affordable price, the D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 makes a great entry-level Wireless-N router and would satisfy most situations where a wireless network is needed.
D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router
The D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 eliminates any excuse you might have to not move to Wireless-N (300Mbps speed cap). With a price of about $40, the router is cheaper than even some Wireless-G routers--which cap at 54mbps--such as the Linksys WRT110. And you'll get a lot for the price. While the DIR-615 lacks Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports, it has everything else you'd want from a Wireless-N router. It has decent wireless throughput speed and range and comes with an easy-to-use Web interface and a generous set of networking features. If you are looking to upgrade your network to Wireless-N and don't need any fancy features, look no further than the no-frills DIR-615. It's a great entry-level Wireless-N router that gives you possibly the biggest bang for your buck among wireless routers.
Design and ease of use
The DIR-615 has a traditional wireless router design, with its rectangular shape measuring 4.6 inches by 7.6 inches by 1.2 inches. Its two antennae and ports are located on the back. Generally, we prefer to see these antennae on the sides of the router, away from the ports, for easy access.
All of the router's ports--including four LAN and one WAN port--are regular 10/100 Ethernet. Meaning, if you want to use the router for wired connections, you can't take advantage of the higher Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000Mbps) found in other Wireless-N routers.
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