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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsNetworking Nov 12th, 2019 - 7:26 PM EST
    D-Link Wirless Home DSL/Cable Router
    Author: Chris Oh
    Date Posted: April 25th, 2001
    Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics

    Installation

    D-Link has always done a good job with documentation. In this specific package there was the router itself, all the required cables, a fold out easy installation guide, and a standard manual along with more documentation on the CD. It's good to know that a company still puts out resources on printing all of these. Upon examination of the DI-711, we all agree that it's designed very well and looks to be fairly durable but we would have liked it better if it were made of some sort of metal so it could stand up to the abuse it would get at LAN parties. The DI-711 has 5 LED's in the front (STAT - Status, LAN, WAN, WLAN - Wireless LAN, PWR). There are dual antennas on the rear that are adjustable to any position you want since this unit can be mounted on walls. IN the rear, there are 4 ports, LAN, WAN, serial port, and Power port. The LAN is where you connect your PC or your existing LAN and WAN is where you connect the broadband modem to the router.

    Installation basically went without a hitch, as soon as my modem was plugged into the router and my computer was plugged into the LAN, I started the router and computer up, fired up the Internet and everything was fine. Then I took it a step further and slapped a DWL-650 Wireless PC Card into a laptop and started that up. Instant Internet access again through the nifty DHCP server in the router. So without a reboot or extra software installation, the 2 computers could both access the Internet and share files with each other. This is true plug and play.

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