D-Link DIR-505 reviews

9 customer reviews

This router is a good all rounder.

£20 – £41 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

6.1 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
RJ 45, RJ 45 See full product description
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Paolo, London

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good connectivity features when they work.
Good for networking tablets, phones, computers etc.
Bad points:
Setup was difficult and not as straight forward as the manual dictates. To be fair, this was not helped by windows 7 ability to network!
Even after a firmware update, I cannot acces the routers maintenance features in 'Router/AP' mode.
Overall rating 6.0
Compatibility 6.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2013

John, Cirencester

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The usb drive functionality is not included in the firmware, and D-link have not bothered to reply to support calls asking why a big advertised feature is missing.
Overall rating 5.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2012

John, Bridgwater

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and use, boosts WiFi signal.
Bad points:
Not so easy to set up flash drive access.
Overall rating 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Dec 2012

David, Cheltenham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I live in a rambling bungalow with artificial stone walls, internally & externally. Although I have 38 mps fibre broadband which is fine in the study for ethernet & wifi, the wifi was rather slow in the lounge - iplayer and youtube were not a pleasure to watch on an iPad.
I bought this device as a Repeater, expecting to have to experiment with positioning, but found that a powerpoint near to the TV was fine and now enjoy iplayer etc. playing reliably at the high quality settings.
Set up, with same ssid and security, via wps push button security, was simple by following the separate Repeater instructions included.
The Ethernet socket is used to connect to my early model ( iplayer only, not very smart ) TV, which for some reason works better than early model HomePlugs, which I found kept losing their connection.
I have not tried the other available Modes, which look comprehensive, but more of a challenge to set up, needing study of the manual on the supplied mini cd or downloadable ( as I did ) from dlink website ).
A firmware upgrade, which I did for no logical reason for my use, was easy, but I found needed a "paperclip" reset, and reset up ( even easier and quicker second time round ).
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2013

This D-Link DIR-505 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Connections RJ 45
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections USB 2.0
USB Hub Yes

Also known as: D-link Mobile, DIR505/B

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Mobile Cloud Companion (DIR-505) is a portable, multi-functional device that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. This device enables you to extend and boost your wireless Internet connection, by acting as a wireless router and Wi-Fi hotspot. Using built-in cloud technology, the Mobile Cloud Companion provides wireless access to files stored on a hard drive or flash storage device. This product also allows you to charge your mobile devices.


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