A Router On the Go from D-Link

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in Accessories, Networking, News

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Published on August 24, 2012 with No Comments

Portable hotspots are small devices that share their data connection to a number of devices. These little devices are essentially limited routers that can be used anywhere — as long as they have battery and a wireless signal.

These are okay for what they do but there are times that a much more powerful device is needed while still being portable. D-Link may have the solution with its DIR-506L Pocket Cloud Router. The DIR-506L comes with an internal battery which you can charge and then use away from a power source. And if you run low on power, you can charge it via its miniUSB port.

As a router, it is fully functional and will work as a router, access point, repeater, and even as its own WiFi hotspot. If you have an Android or iOS device, you can also download the SharePort app which lets you access files from any storage device connected to the DIR-506L’s USB port.

The DIR-506L Pocket Cloud Router is available starting this month.

The Pocket Cloud Router offers a range of features in an affordable, compact device:

  • Multiple operating modes:
    • Router: Share your broadband Internet connection wirelessly
    • AP: Create a private wireless network
    • Wi-Fi Hot Spot: Share Internet access from a Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • Repeater Mode: Extend the range of an existing wireless network
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • USB Port to view and synchronize videos, music, photos, and more from a connected USB storage device to any iOS or Android tablet, smartphone, or computer using SharePort™ Mobile and SharePort™ Web File Access
  • Free SharePort™ Mobile iOS and Android apps for tablets and smartphones
  • Li-ion Rechargeable battery
  • DLNA Media Server