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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsNetworking Sep 30th, 2020 - 11:11 AM EST
    D-Link Wirless Home DSL/Cable Router
    Author: Chris Oh
    Date Posted: April 25th, 2001
    Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics


    DI-711 Wireless Broadband Gateway & Access Point
    • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi Compatible
    Protocols Supported
    • TCP/IP
    • IPX
    • NDIS3
    • NDIS4
    • NetBEUI
    • NAT
    • DHCP
    • Virtual Server
    Management Web-Based
    • 1 x 10Base-T LAN
    • 1 x 10Base-T WAN
    • 1 x RS-232 (DB-9)
    Frequency Band 2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz (subject to local regulation)2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz (subject to local regulation)
    Number Of Channel
    • USA & Canada: 11
    • France: 4
    • Japan: 13
    • Most European Countries: 13
    Frequency Range 5 Mbps
    Transmit Power Nominal Temp Range: 14dBm TYP
    Data Rate
    • 11 Mbps & 5.5 Mbps CCK
    • 2 Mbps & 1Mbps DQPSK
    Security 40-bit WEP Encryption
    Antenna External 0dbi dipole
    Media Access Control CSMA/CA with ACK
    Operating Range
    • Open Space: 100 - 300m
    • Indoor: 50 - 100m
    • Power
    • WAN Activity
    • LAN Activity
    • Wireless Connection
    Power DC 5V 2A
    Operating Temperature 0C ~ 40C
    Storing Temperature -20C ~ 70C
    Humidity Max 95% Non-condensing
    EMC Certification
    • FCC part 15 Class B in US
    • CD EMC-EEC in Europe
    • ETSI 300.328
    * PPTP support compatibility are dependant on the platform used. Free firmware upgrades will be provided as support for new VPN implementations is added.

    Looking through the specs, you will notice that the router supports both 802.11b wireless as well as 802.3 traditional Ethernet. This is so you can connect a PC to the router with standard CAT-5 cable or connect a hub/switch to the router for multiple PC connections. The DI-711 supports the full range of protocols in addition to some unique ones such as NAT (Network Address Translation), DHCP, and Virtual Server.

    Network Address Translation is a very important feature nowadays in the world of the Internet with IP hackers and the like. What it basically is is NAT lets your router look like your computer in the eyes of anyone who is watching your IP. The router using NAT takes the main external IP (look on diagram) from the ISP and splits it into multiple INTERNAL IP's for use on the computers on the network so hackers will only see your router instead of your computers. NAT is the reason why routers are always advertised to support up to 253+ computers.

    DHCP is basically made for easy networking without all the manual IP assignments of old. Remember LAN parties where everyone assigns you an IP and you have to manually enter it in and hope it works? That was because there was no DHCP servers in the LAN. The DI-711 with a DHCP server built in automatically assigns IP addresses to computers. This is a true meaning of plug and play. Once connected to the network, turn on the computer, and viola! The Internet, LAN access, everything works like how it's supposed to without any tampering on your part.

    The transfer speeds are variable depending on the conditions of the home that the connection is being sent to and also on what type of standards your country supports. From 5.5-11mbps to 1-2mbps (802.11), the router supports it and is even backwards compatible with 802.11 legacy products.

    Another novel feature in the router is the ability to configure and maintain the router through a web-based interface accessible through any computer connected to the router with Internet Explorer or Netscape.

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    Company: D-Link
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