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D-Link DIR-601/RE Wireless N 150 Home Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11 n/g

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Level up your home network to wireless-N with the D-Link DIR-601/RE router. Based on cutting-edge Wireless-N technology, the DIR-601 provides better wireless coverage and improved speeds over previous-generation Wireless G. Upgrading your home network to Wireless N 150 provides an excellent solution for experiencing better wireless performance, while sharing a broadband Internet connection with multiple computers over a secure wireless network.

  • newegg Wireless-N Standard Enables high-speed wireless data transfer of up to 150Mbps.
  • newegg ENHANCED WIRELESS RANGE The DIR-601 provides faster file transfers and further coverage, and enables greater wireless signals, than Wireless G. Not only does the DIR-601 extend your wireless range, it’s also backwards-compatible and works with your existing Wireless G devices.
  • newegg EASY TO SET UP Setting up your DIR-601 home network is a cinch. An included Installation Wizard CD-ROM walks you through the easy step-by-step installation process to set up your wireless network and Internet connection in minutes. Once the setup process is complete, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, media, and more – instantly!
  • newegg ULTRA-SECURE The DIR-601 supports the latest wireless security features to prevent unauthorized access to your home network. Support for WPA and WPA2 ensure the usage of the best possible encryption available, regardless of the type of device. In addition, the DIR-601 utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet. Plus, the DIR-601 includes Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) with a push button feature that easily sets up and activates your network security functions.
  • newegg THINK GREEN While this may look like your average router, it’s not. This is a D-Link Green router, which is as good for your wallet as it is for the environment. The DIR 601 is designed to conserve energy, protect our environment from harmful substances, and reduce waste by using recyclable packaging. D-Link Green devices provide eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance. To learn more, visit www.dlinkgreen.com.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Martin D.
  • 2/21/2014 10:12:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggstypical DLINK quality enough said

Pros: the 5 inch Enet cable amused me.

Cons: worked for less then 2 months, needed to be rebooted every day to work, wifi password needed to redo many times to lock on, wired connection failed on a regular basis.

Other Thoughts: third Dlink router I've had, others were given to me, but they all seem to need regular rebooting.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and value it. We are sorry to hear that your DIR-601/RE has to be rebooted every day to work. Try resetting the router by pressing and holding the reset button (on the back of the router) for 10 seconds and release. The lights on the front of the router should all flash and reboot). Also make sure you have downloaded and upgraded the latest firmware. If you continue to have connection issues perhaps D-Link technical support can help you solve the issue. Contact them at www.support.dlink.com We thank you for choosing D-Link.

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  • Brian D.
  • 11/8/2013 1:07:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat refurb

Pros: Working great, but i can't tell you how it is in stock form.

Cons: signal kinda weak for the distances i needed it for but thats not the routers fault.

Other Thoughts: I bought it knowing i was going to mod it. I replaced the wiring and drilled a hole so that i can use my own antenna's on it and put an inline signal booster now i can get a connection even at a neigbors house.

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  • William B.
  • 11/7/2013 5:39:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to set up. Still going strong after two and a half months.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I needed an inexpensive router for my upstairs, since my WiFi router in the basement didn't provide a consistently strong signal. I ran this off my Zyxel powerline adapter from my main router in the basement and always get a reliable WiFi signal for my phone and the occasional guest with a laptop.

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  • David B.
  • 10/14/2013 6:44:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay AWAY!

Pros: Cheap. Got it for $8 shipped

Cons: First one (Rev B2) was DOA. Second one, which newegg proptly replaced worked for a bit over a month, and just died. 4 days outside of the return window.

Supposedly A1 versions are better since you can load dd-wrt on them, but stay away from B's.

Other Thoughts: After staying away from D-Link products for almost 15 years after my first encounted with D-Link product and customer service, I swore off D-Link as a brand. Was lured by the low price of the router, but now I have an $8 paperweight. Should have continued staying away from D-link products.

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  • Isaac B.
  • 8/29/2013 7:16:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgoing gooodddd....

Pros: Cheap-fast-easy setup. Now my biggest problem is with my provider "Dear Lord lend me STRENGTH ".

Cons: HUMMMMMM.... Keep that thought.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg comes through again. Nuff Said.

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  • ANTOINETTE O.
  • 8/29/2013 6:45:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsreceived B1

Pros: none

Cons: No WPA2

Other Thoughts: Only A1 is DD=WRT

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  • Kevin D.
  • 8/27/2013 9:50:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSome problems - update

Pros: Cheap. Revision A, if your lucky enough to get it, works with dd-wrt. B version works with an open-wrt Luci build, if your lucky enough to find it in the open-wrt forums.
The emergency interface is GREAT. Almost impossible to permanently brick these suckers.

Cons: The two I've now had a chance to test over a few weeks have both crashed at various times. One just stopped broadcasting the Wifi and all attached devices dropped. The second one partially failed with a few devices staying attached and a few dropping and not able to reconnect (gave strange errors when trying).
If you want to use these as standard wireless routers, be aware that there is a possbility that you may have to reset it fairly frequently.

Other Thoughts: I ordered a bunch and they were all revision B :-( I think I'm just going to forget about using these as standard WiFi routers. Instead, they make really good wireless access points. There is an openWRT that loads and allows you to easily set up this router as a wired access point via a wireless connection to your main router. Great for devices that you want to connect up via ethernet (like an xbox, or blu-ray player).

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  • Nathan A.
  • 8/26/2013 4:31:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing for the money

Pros: Great router, inexpensive, easy to use, came with everything I needed, and my internet service seems to be a lot faster since switching to this product, I have been a Linksys person for years this is the first D-link product I have bought, and I am completely satisfied with the result.

Cons: No cons that I am aware of yet

Other Thoughts: if you get a good one, you can't find a better product for under $40

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  • Kevin D.
  • 8/8/2013 9:30:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked out OK

Pros: I got the dreaded B hardware version, meaning no DD-WRT. However after reading through the open WRT forums, I found an Open-WRT firmware version that loaded and works flawlessly. I jacked the transmitter to 500mw, and it now covers my whole house and has been completely stable.
For the price, this router has impressive specs. The hardware itself is good, it's just the firmware that is questionable in terms of long term stability.

Cons: As mentioned previously, I got hardware version B. At this price it would be ridiculous to complain about anything else.

Other Thoughts: If you're short of cash, and just need basic wifi, this might be a good option, even with the stock firmware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/7/2013 11:41:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleased so far

Pros: *Cheap refurbished unit in good condition
*Hardware Rev. A1 takes DD-WRT & OpenWRT firmware
*I received the Rev. A1 unit :D
*Strong signal when you run N ONLY and 40Mhz

Cons: *Only N150 but you knew that going in right?
*No retail packaging, brown box - but it had literature, CD (not needed), stand and AC cord.

Other Thoughts: I have a Linksys 54GL that I just love and wanted to continue to use. Using Tomato software, I had my IP cameras on an access schedule and have never found firmware that rivals the capabilities. With this in mind, I needed a good, cheap N150 router that would allow my N wireless devices to operate at higher throughput and utilize my full cable internet connection (30Mbps, Wireless G is limited to about 22Mbps).

Purchased this refurb unit without much expectation considering the price, but I've been very pleased. Initially i was surprised I received the A1 unit, as many people have been saying they were getting the B1. I could utilize 3rd party firmware but for my purposes I don't need it since my 54GL has Tomato and is doing all the heavy lifting. My idea was to connect it to the existing Linksys model and connect through it for my N laptops. Cheaper than buying a dual radio G/N router and much less trouble for me to setup. If anyone has an old G router they want to keep and is interested in a setup like this, here is how I did it:

1) Download the newest firmware off of D-Link website if needed for your hardware revision (my A1 came with 1.02NA, upgraded it to 1.4NA). I won't go into how to flash the firmware since that is available on the net to anyone interested.

2) Connect to the router with included Ethernet cable to LAN port (any of them, 1-4) of router. Login by typing 192.168.0.1, ADMIN is user name and there is no password. Setup your password, then in the network settings choose an IP for your router that is different than your old router. i.e., my Linksys was 192.168.2.1, I assigned 192.168.3.1 to my D-Link. Make sure and change the third number (i.e. the 2 to a 3) or you may have DHCP conflicts.

3) Setup the security and other settings to your preference. Make sure in wireless settings you leave channel on AUTO, select N ONLY, and 20/40MHz AUTO. This will allow the router to run 40MHz at 150Mbps and only allow N devices to connect.

4) Choose an SSID (broadcast) that is different than your old router. I simply used the same SSID with an _N at the end so I know which it is.

5) Connect your D-Link router to your existing router, LAN port to LAN port. Do not connect to the WAN port. Power it up and check your available wireless networks - if all went well you should now show both your G and N routers available for connection.

My file transfer speeds across my network went from 2.8MBps on my G router to ~8+MBps and I am now maxing my internet connection on my N laptops. The manual shows 72Mbps (9MBps) is the maximum data rate for N150 on this router, so my results are pretty close to what you will get for this router.

TLDR - happy so far with the router, lucked out with a Rev A1 for 3rd party firmware if needed, fit my needs perfectly to supplement my existing G router and increased my file transfer speeds by nearly x3. Best nine bucks I've spent in a long time.

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