D-Link Cloud Router gets down-to-earth pricing

D-Link today unveiled a portfolio of cloud services that includes a new router that costs just US$40.

D-Link's Cloud Router (DIR-605L) at CES 2012.
(Credit: Dong Ngo/CNET)

The device in question is the Cloud Router (model DIR-605L), which is basically a single-band Wireless-N router that offers a top wireless speed of 300Mbps.

Like all products in the company's new cloud-service portfolio, it supports cloud-based management, allowing users to remotely monitor it via the mydlink portal and mydlink apps on iOS- and Android-based mobile devices.

D-Link said that the DIR-605L helps bring "cloud capabilities to the masses" by allowing users to see and monitor which websites are being visited in a home network from anywhere in the world, which is a great feature for parents, and set alerts for network intrusions. On top of that, it's also easy to set up and use.

For wired clients, the DIR-605L comes with four Ethernet LAN ports and one WAN port to connect to an internet source.

Even without the cloud aspect, it's arguably one of the most affordable Wireless-N routers on the market.


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