D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

Updated: June 9, 2019 / Home » Hardware and Gadgets Reviews

I have just subscribed to a fiber optic internet connection (TM Unifi), as part of the package; the D-Link DIR-615 Wireless-N was given to me for free. Based on my own experience, the previous Cisco Linksys router I was using appears to have better signal coverage.

D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

As for the pro and cons:

  • The DIR-615 doesn’t come with detachable antennas
  • Comes with a USB port for printing and sharing files via flash drive
  • The best part is, DIR-615 is hackable

Since it is free, there is nothing much I can do about the weak signal, unless I intend to puchase a better quality router. Then again, I am better off purchasing a range extender.

D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

Hack-able as in the operating system can be ‘upgraded’ to OpenWrt Linux firmware (https://openwrt.org/). OpenWrt is a highly extensible GNU/Linux distribution for embedded devices. Unlike many other distributions for these routers, OpenWrt is built from the ground up to be a full-featured, easily modifiable operating system for your router. In practice, this means that you can have all the features you need with none of the bloat, powered by a Linux kernel that’s more recent than most other distributions.

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D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

The fiber optic internet package comes with Internet TV, to solve the problem of having fiber optic wires running across my house; I’ve decided to purchase two Aztech homeplug powerline to solve this problem. I’ll blog about this homeplug on my next article.

D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router Review

Conclusion

This is a very lousy router, perhaps the worst. My Cisco Linksys WAG100 out performed this D-Link router by many factor. The internet signal is always full when I use my Cisco Linksys, this D-Link DIR-615 could not even give me a decent 50% signal when I am sitting right across the next room.


5 Comments

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    Rashad Carnevale [ Reply ]

    offers decent Wireless-N performance at a very affordable price.

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    gameboy [ Reply ]

    Delivering great wireless performance, network security and coverage

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    panasonic [ Reply ]

    d-link dir-615 wireless n router 4-port review

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    how to upgrade or update d-link dir-615 wireless n router drivers???

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    Amazon [ Reply ]

    D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 makes a great entry-level Wireless-N router

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