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A hacker (“Craig”) on a site devoted to embedded device hacking posted a lengthy entry detailing how he, on a whim and armed with boredom and too much Shasta cola, reverse-engineered a firmware update and found a backdoor to certain D-Link routers that allows one to access the devices’ web interface by bypassing authentication. Once you’ve bypassed the authentication process, you can change or access any of the router’s settings. For obvious reasons, this is a serious security problem. This happens if your browser has a certain user agent string. “This is performing a strcmp between the string pointer at offset 0xD0 inside the http_request_t structure and the... Read more...
Boxee has steadily added to its portfolio of streaming hardware and software over the last few years, from its quirky Boxee Box streaming appliance to the Boxee Cloud DVR (which are actually made by D-Link) to software that runs on a number of devices. Now, the company is reportedly being acquired by Samsung. Techcrunch reports that Samsung is paying about $30 million for Boxee and will bring over all 45 or so of Boxee’s employees. Boxee Cloud DVR interface With Boxee and its assets, Samsung has another valuable arrow in its quiver of streaming capabilities. The company already makes Smart TVs that allow users to stream from a number of services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and... Read more...
It’s router time, baby. D-Link has a new quartet of them, and they all sport 802.11ac technology, which is the next generation of WiFi speed, which will enable more flexible options for streaming movies, gaming online, and other activities. "Today's average home now has more than 15 devices, oftentimes with multiple iPads, iPhones, as well as Android phones and tablets," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. That’s a lot of devices fighting for bandwidth. D-Link's AC router family D-Link’s AC routers feature advanced remote network management and sharing capabilities, a USB port for streaming and sharing, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) technology,... Read more...
When it comes to getting Wi-Fi strewn across huge areas, your options have historically been a little limited. Most routers needed specific range extenders in order to work together, and the universal solutions were fairly huge. But now, D-Link has introduced the Wireless Range Extender (DAP-1320), which functions with any router you have in order to extend the range of your wireless access point. It's barely larger than an AC outlet plug, and is ideal for pushing wireless signals to those hard-to-reach areas – eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones and broadening the range of a wireless network for seamless everyday Internet activities. For those in large homes or venues, this could make the difference... Read more...
As media streaming becomes more and more common, faster Internet speeds become more commonplace. D-Link is proving as much, introducing a new Wireless AC1200 dual-band USB adapter. It enables consumers to upgrade their existing laptops and desktop computers to support AC technology, which can be used in conjunction with an 802.11ac router for maximum throughput. For added flexibility, this adapter is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi standards. Users need only to plug the adapter into an available USB port and wirelessly connect to a network to access a secure, high-speed internet connection. In addition, it comes with a USB cradle for optimal ease-of-use and flexible... Read more...
Enterprise users, take heart: D-Link's newest product was crafted with you in mind. The company's new Cloud Storage 4000 is a fresh new addition to the high-performance ShareCenter line, with four bays for storage and support for up to 16TB internally. There are also two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the rear, and when combined with the company's Cloud Cameras, the Cloud Storage 4000 also enables a full-featured network video recorder (NVR) which supports real-time monitoring, recording and playback of surveillance video. Another nifty feature is this unit's ability to create a personal cloud portal through the mydlink cloud app, enabling users to store, safeguard, share, and remotely access or stream... Read more...
It's been quite awhile since a new wireless networking standard has appeared on the mainstream home router scene, but that stretch is coming to an end with the arrival of devices supporting 802.11ac. Today, D-Link joins the club with its Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L), which is at online retailers for $189.99. The 5700 boasts total theoretical speeds of 1750Mbps, thanks to some fancy Wi-Fi footwork: the 5GHz 802.11ac signal maxes at 1300Mbps, and the Wirelss-N signal provides 450Mbps. You won't see these speeds at home, of course, but it's safe to bet that the router will blow away the Wireless-N gadget sitting on your desk or wall right now. Heavy network users will welcome the improved performance.... Read more...
If you like gadgets and you travel a lot, D-Link has a shiny new toy for you. The D-Link DIR-505 is a “mobile companion” that functions as a router/access point, signal repeater, and WiFi hotspot triple threat, and it’s not even three inches square. The little bugger plugs into a wall outlet and features one-touch setup and configuration with WPS. Once it’s up and running, you can share media and files between a USB storage device and iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Additionally--why not--it also serves as a travel charger for iPhones or Android phones. The DIR-505 support WPA and WPA2 security protocols, operates on the 2.4GHz band, and supports 802.11g/n and 802.3/u... Read more...
Roku, Apple, Netgear -- you name it, and it has probably made a movie streaming set-top box. D-Link is now joining that bunch, and while they're late to the game, they may still win people over. Why? Cost. The company's new MovieNite streaming media player is now shipping to Walmart stores, offering instant access to an unlimited amount of 1080p HD movies and TV shows, and personalized Internet radio straight to any TV at an affordable price. It provides access to VUDU, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, as well as the ability to view mydlink-enabled network cameras. The easy-to-use MovieNite features a simple three-step setup, built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity for quick connection... Read more...
The D-Link Boxee Box just keeps getting better. Shortly after hearing news that USB TV dongle would be en route, here comes more news about even more new features. This time, it's the SlingPlayer app. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee Box supports a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, all popular media file formats, and integrated social networking delivering personal recommendations straight to your TV. When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the new SlingPlayer app makes it easy to watch TV, change channels, control DVRs and experience home entertainment on TVs connected to a Boxee Box anywhere. Users can control their digital cable box, satellite receiver,... Read more...
Plenum-rated. Networking. Cloud. Small biz. Mix those all together with D-Link, and you've got the company's new DAP-2565 Wi-Fi Access Point, which is designed for indoor plenum deployment in above-ceiling airspace installations. The new Cloud-Managed solution provides small and medium-sized businesses, as well as K-12 and hospitality environments, with a secure, reliable and affordable way to manage their networks. As a new member of the D-Link Cloud-Managed Access Point family, the DAP-2565 delivers business-grade features at a lower cost than other enterprise solutions, including flexible IEEE 802.11n performance, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) support for installation in areas where power outlets... Read more...
D-Link and "Home Networking" tend to go hand-in-hand, and so it's no surprise to see the company usher out a new family of networking doodads this week. The newest members of the Amplifi family are the HD Media Router 2000 (DIR-827) and the PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit (DHP-541). Designed to optimize a home's Wi-Fi signal and provide increased and continuous Internet strength, the HD Media Router 2000 offers advanced wireless connectivity and HD Fuel for automatic bandwidth prioritization, enabling seamless high-quality HD streaming, gaming without lag time and uninterrupted VoIP calling. The PowerLine AV 500 Gigabit Switch Kit delivers additional bandwidth through existing electrical... Read more...
Sure, D-Link probably makes that router in your house, and it definitely makes your Boxee Box, but how about some enterprise love? That's what enterprise consumers are getting today, with the company introducing the ShareCenter Pro N-Series and S-Series models offering disaster recovery capabilities for remote backup, either to a physical device offsite or to the Cloud using Amazon's S3 service. The ShareCenter Pro N-Series includes the DNS-1100-04 and the DNS-1200-05 devices.  Both models offer iSCSI connectivity, (2) GbE ports, (2) USB ports, RAID 0/1/5/6/10 support, encrypted volumes, and virtual disk drive (VDD) expansion. The DNS-1100-04 4-bay desktop offers 512MB of RAM and supports... Read more...
Well, the Boxee Box seems to be getting better and better. As the updates continue to fly in, MOG's highly-regarded music streaming service is now being served on D-Link's media streamer. This is the first on-demand music service to bundle music and radio in HD for TVs that the Boxee Box supports. The new app brings 320kbps music to a box that for many is already be hooked to a sound system, and listeners can now enjoy MOG's HQ audio through this new living room offering, featuring a wireless remote keypad for quick searches of MOG's 11.5-million song catalog on a user's connected TV. MOG is available from Boxee's App Library, and the onscreen instructions quickly walk users through connecting... Read more...
If there's one thing that'll get one's attention, it's a snazzy tagline. And D-Link has one. The company has just released their new Amplifi family of home networking solutions, including the HD Media Router 1000 with HD Fuel (DIR-657) for managing high bandwidth HD traffic and streaming, the Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) and Wi-Fi Booster (DAP-1525) with exclusive SmartBeam technology for pushing wireless signals into the farthest corners of homes to deliver whole home coverage, and PowerLine 500 products (DHP-500AV, DHP-501AV, DHP-540) for adding bandwidth over existing electrical wiring. The  Amplifi HD Media Router 1000 with HD Fuel automatically manages traffic flow and optimizes... Read more...
When we initially heard about Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi for short) technology, we immediately suspected it would become the next killer application for notebooks. The dream of wireless streaming for video, particularly in consumer machines at consumer-level prices, was a big one. To date, WiDi hasn't really grabbed a huge chunk of mind share, at least not in the way of some other things -- things like Android and iOS. That said, it's still a viable option, and it's only getting better with time. D-Link is now looking to cash in on the solution by shipping their MainStage for Wireless Display (DHD-131), which delivers the web directly to TV screens. It claims to be an easy way to surf the... Read more...
Looking to expand your home network? Love streaming media? You're in luck. D-Link has just announced their new Wireless N Dual Band MediaBridge, also known as the DAP-1513. The device is meant to bridge a wireless signal from either a 2.4GHz o a 5GHz network quicky and easily, enabling consumers to expand their wireless home network by connecting up to four additional devices – ideal for a variety of network-connected devices for streaming HD videos, playing online games and sharing media. You'll find four Ethernet ports, an 802.11n module and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for push-button security and top-of-the-line encryption from possible Internet threats. It's available at $119.99 --... Read more...
Trying to cut cables these days? It's time for Spring Cleaning in your network rack, and D-Link knows it. This week they announced the DIR-651, a Wireless N 300 Gigabit router that's geared for speed. It'll handle 802.11n connections as well as provide four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the rear. The Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) allows the DIR-651 to enable users to browse the web, stream media and share data more efficiently, and the new antenna design is made to distribute Wi-Fi signals over a larger radius. In addition to increased speed, the router also supports WPA and WPA2 security standards, as well as Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for push-button security and top-of-the-line encryption... Read more...
This is a pretty interesting situation. Had this shipped a decade ago, we suspect D-Link would've sold out in record time. But today, we aren't sure how many people will even give these two new products a passing glance. Much like Logitech's new Unifying USB nub, the Wireless N 150 Pico shown here is probably the smallest external Wi-Fi dongle out there. It plugs right into a USB port and just barely sticks out; it's so tiny that you could definitely leave it plugged in at all times. But when even netbooks and low-end tablets have Wi-Fi as standard equipment, is there seriously a need for external Wi-Fi adapters for PCs? D-Link apparently thinks so, as they are introduced the Wireless N 150 Pico... Read more...
Why buy a plain 'ole router when you can have this? D-Link's latest device is a whole lot of things in one, with the Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320) handling both wireless Internet distribution and PowerLine networking. It's an IPv6-ready solution that merges PowerLine 200 Mbps technology with a Wireless-N router and Ethernet ports, giving users the ability to extend Internet over your home wiring network while also providing a new wireless access point. Having your cake and eating it too, it sounds like. The DHP-1320 extends wired and wireless networks to all devices in the home, allowing your HDTV to be tapped in via a wired Ethernet connection that routes through your home's power network,... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler. There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that? Alright, fair enough, neither do we. Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it. The question becomes not so much what the cable or telecom companies tell you, or sell to you, with respect to what you can do with it, but rather what a little imagination, and some optimized hardware and software can do with it. And that's exactly the premise by which service platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Google TV and Boxee were born, though Boxee was a bit of a pioneer in the space with the introduction... Read more...
Free flowing bandwidth; it's an enabler.  There was a time when no one had cable modems or DSL lines. Remember that?  Alright, fair enough, neither do we.  Regardless, having a 10Mb+ data connection to your domicile is a thing of beauty, because there's obviously so much you can do with it.  The question becomes not so much what the cable or telecom companies tell you, or sell to you, with respect to what you can do with it, but rather what a little imagination, and some optimized hardware and software can do with it.  And that's exactly the premise by which service platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Google TV and Boxee were born, though Boxee was a bit of a pioneer... Read more...
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