Members
  • Total Members: 12816
  • Latest: t114563
Stats
  • Total Posts: 28524
  • Total Topics: 8240
  • Online Today: 922
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)












Author Topic: Review: D-Link DI-624S Rev B - Storage, Printer server router  (Read 4987 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

F3RL

  • SCF Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • KARMA: 18
  • Gender: Male


I recently purchased DI-624S Rev.B and I would like to review this device.

DLink DI-624S has built-in storage, Ftp, HTTP and printer server + two USB ports. This attracts consumers but...
I want to tell people that setting ftp, http or storage server requires general knowledge about security and how network works.
Printer server worked out of the box; I have an old HP D1460 printer.

Pros.
 . Storage, Ftp, Http, Printer server built-in
 . Consumer-level WMM and QoS support
 . 2x USB ports for external connection
 . Able to watch HD movie through wireless, distance closer than 15 meters.
 . Able to give specific users a right to either read or write to the attached storage device

Cons.
 . Maximum data tranfer rate (storage server) is limited to under 1.70 MB/s due to CPU limitation (ARM processor 200MHz)
 . NTFS-partitioned hard drives are mounted as read-only OR dont get mounted
 . 108MB/s only works with compatible D-Link NIC devices
 . Intermediate computing skills required to setup Storage, FTP or HTTP server
 . The device gets little bit hot when it works hard

Note.
 . DI-624S uses UNIX firmware and samba as storage server (has open-source firmware)
 . Avoid purchasing Rev.A since it is a failed version (slow transfer rate, auto reboot, etc)
 . Uses Atheros Mini-PCI WLAN adaptor for wireless communication

So, even though I am disappointed with its Read/Write speed of attached storage device, I am quite happy with it.
I attached 3.5" 320GB IDE HDD and HP D1460 printer, they work fine without any problems. My iTunes Library calls the smb://192.168.24.1
to load all the music from the hard drive. But, I want to say this device is not ideal for a place with busy traffic.

That was my crappy review, Thank you for reading.

P.S. I am not English, so please understand my bad English. :)
well? understand ma bad English.

Samker's Computer Forum - SCforum.info





Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Re: Review: D-Link DI-624S Rev B - Storage, Printer server router
« Reply #1 on: 19. March 2009., 09:10:58 »

F3RL, thank you.

This is one excellent review...  :thumbsup:


Average_Joe

  • Guest
Re: Review: D-Link DI-624S Rev B - Storage, Printer server router
« Reply #2 on: 19. March 2009., 09:43:31 »
The firmware on the product you buy on the shop shelf is v1.00 and dates back to 2005. If you go looking for an update, you usually end up on the US dlink.com web site where you will be told support ended for the product completely in mid-2008 and there are no firmware updates.

Unfortunately, you purchased an old product for which there was no support.

F3RL

  • SCF Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • KARMA: 18
  • Gender: Male
Re: Review: D-Link DI-624S Rev B - Storage, Printer server router
« Reply #3 on: 20. March 2009., 11:48:24 »
The firmware on the product you buy on the shop shelf is v1.00 and dates back to 2005. If you go looking for an update, you usually end up on the US dlink.com web site where you will be told support ended for the product completely in mid-2008 and there are no firmware updates.

Unfortunately, you purchased an old product for which there was no support.

Damn it! Are you being serious? DI-624S is no longer supported? Yeah I guess, the latest firmware seems to be old... Thank you for informing me about this. Btw, I dont really mind. I got what I wanted :)
well? understand ma bad English.

 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters):www.scforum.info:

Enter your email address to receive daily email with 'SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising