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D-Link DIR-506L Wireless N150 Pocket iCloud Router $23 (50% off) @ MSY


Multiple Operation Modes, Router/Access Point, Repeater and Wi-Fi HotSpot Modes to Create Different Usages
IEEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
Built-in Rechargeable Battery
Supports Power over USB for Added Convenience
Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA or WPA2
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button
SharePort® Mobile App for iPhone® and iPad® (Router and Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode Only)
Firmware version 2.14b04 required for 3G/4G support
more details at: http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=974

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  • Anyone use of of these ?

    Seems like a cool little item

    • +2

      I have one from TPLink. Extremely good for travelling when your hotel room doesn't have wireless.
      Plug one of these in and you will have instant wireless in your room.

      • Most smart phones have the ability to setup access point for 5 devices.

        Same with Portable wireless 3G/4G devices.

        If you use a USB modem or if you need to share your internet to a large number of audience, this would help.

        • You would think that but a certain fruit companys phone refuses to talk to an android based pad, hence one of these would be ok until i change phones

    • The price is good, but for traveling I think an Edimax router is superior. I own a BR-6258n, which is a full-feature router the size of a matchbox. Great for traveling when your hotel doesn't have or charges extra for wireless. It's powered with microUSB, so you can power it off a laptop. Even if you're using mains, the power adaptor is tiny. Wasn't expensive either; something like $35 from memory when I bought it 6 months ago.

      • nice but it seems the BR-6258n is not battery powered.

  • +1

    Can you plug a USB dongle into this unit to share internet using wifi?

  • +3

    Tempted to get one, but driving there and line up for hours behind some idiots debating as to which motherboard to buy is just aint worth it.

    Edit: havent been to msy Auburn for a while, is it still like that?

    • no its not, its like the soup nazi from seinfeld without the nazi part.

      you line up and get served. the employees seem to know which motherboards marry up with which hardware.

    • +4

      I don't think MSY is as bad as it used to be. 5 years ago at MSY Clayton at opening on a Saturday there'd be 20 people lining up out the door. I was there at 10:35 on Saturday and there was a queue of just 2 people. Took about 10 mins tops to get what I wanted and get out.

      • +1

        Now that they do delivery the lines are much, much shorter. Still doesn't change the fact they hardly answer the phone though.

      • They still have the worlds shittest website.

  • Just picked one up from Ultimo, no line, and seem to be plenty left in stock.

    • oh great, I will go there to pick it up =)))

  • dd-wrt support ? (i have searched and come back with nothing thus far)

    what is the wifi signal like ?

  • Would make a great mobile repeater for travelling. Many times have I had solid wifi strength at the door to my room or on the balcony, but constant drop outs where the best place to set the laptop is.

  • Has anyone used one of these as a permanent 3G WI/FI router for home ?

    I would like to use this at home as a 3G WI/FI router. But I am concerned that once the battery is flat the unit will not get enough power from the USB charging connection to drive the 3G dongle and WIFI simultaneously. I had that problem previously with a Netgear portable 3G router using a Huiwei E160 dongle.


    • Also, I would like to know if it would be okay to have as a permanent "NAS" drive/router for home? I.e. Have a portable harddrive attached to it 24/7.


    • Flashed mine to latest firmware eventually, working with Huiwei E180 dongle, really impressed

  • So this can be used as a wi-fi extender? i.e. if there's dodgy wi-fi access in a room away from the wi-fi router this will boost the signal?

    Is this a good extender to get for such a purpose?

  • can you plug in a USB HDD to these, and connect your iphone/ipad to it wirelessly??

  • +1
    • Thanks for the link skyva.
      It needs 1 amp to run but a standard USB port only supplies half amp. It is a great deal for a portable device but not really suited for 24/7 operation as is.

      • I have many chargers that supply 1-2 amps through usb. Android phones and tablet chargers commonly supply 1+ amps, so not a big deal really.

        It may not work out of a std usb port on a laptop though if the battery is flat.

  • thanks a lot OP

  • Got one up and running and flashed to the latest firmware. Was a challenge to get this nitty guy flashed to the latest firmware but anyway, all good and running. Speedtest it on Telstra 4G dongle, and got a bout 25Mbit Download. Couldn't be any happier!

    • Can the usb drive attached be used as a network drive? E.g. \\192.168.x.x\

      • Yup, I can confirm it works well with my current Western Digital 2.5 inch drive, 500gb, NTFS formated. So far tested some mp4 videos, it plays on the web browser while I got some m4a (Apple lossless audio) downloaded automatically and saved onto my desktop. Speed is avg 2.5mb/s aka 20Mbit/s at least. Not too shabby for a $23 portable router.

        • Can it handle larger than 500GB HDD? Comment on YouTube was that is max.

        • Can't comment on that as I don't have any hard drive larger than 500gb.

        • Thanks - that apparent limit stopped me from buying. Portable 2TB HDD are becoming more common.

  • ** edit ** ok I had to read op again. Great buy. Just a pity it needs a dongle and can't take a SIM card.
    how can it be a "pocket router" if it doesn't have a battery? Or does it?

    • Built-in Rechargeable Battery

      • Actually not built-in per se, more like removable LI-Ion battery.

        • I'm going to take out the soldering gun and epoxy just to prove you wrong :P

        • why go through all the trouble when you can super glue the lid?

  • Installed the latest firmware and my black Telstra 4G card (320U?) doesn't work :( The power light comes on but the connectivity light keeps flashing blue.

  • http://www.harveynorman.com.au/hot-deals/dlink-dwr-161-3g-4g...
    hardly normal is selling it for $98, and marked as 'hot price'!

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