The Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L) support speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, respectively. Both routers include mydlink Cloud Services for straightforward management and configuration in addition to the integrated SharePort mobile functionality for sharing files and multimedia stored on an attached USB storage device, it was reported.
D-Link Cloud routers address the growing demand for app-based solutions and high-speed wireless networking. “In the past, routers have often been a ‘set it and forget it’ kind of device,” said Harrison Albert, regional director at D-Link Middle East and Africa. “That is, many owners didn’t give their wireless router a second thought after initial installation. However, the increased reliance on wireless requires a more proactive approach to network security and management.” Harrison continued, “It’s vital to know who is connecting to your wireless network and what they are viewing. D-Link cloud routers offer a convenient and simple user interface for doing just that, streamlining previously daunting tasks like checking which websites are being visited, blocking unwanted devices, and configuring automatic e-mail alerts for whenever unauthorised connections are attempted. Better yet, these functions can all be carried out from an iPhone, iPad, or Android device,” Harrison concluded.
Using a supported mobile device, it is possible to check the status of family members whenever they arrive home and go online – a valuable tool for wary parents. With the touch of a screen, parents can also monitor which sites are being visited and block dangerous websites, or prevent unwanted devices from connecting to their home network. Mobile alert notifications warn users in the event that intrusion attempts are detected and blocked, or whenever important security updates are available.
When a USB hard drive or flash storage drive is connected to the router, the SharePort Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices serves up effortless access to stored personal files and multimedia.
D-Link cloud routers can optionally be configured for the first time from the comfort of a couch, using the QRS (Quick Router Setup) Mobile app for iPhone or iPad. Owners with these devices need simply plug in the router, open the app, and follow a few easy steps to establish a wireless network throughout the home without ever once needing to touch a computer. Once a network is established, new devices can be securely added to a network at the touch of a button using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). WPA/WPA2 encryption and a built-in dual-active firewall (SPI and NAT) ensure that data sent wirelessly is secure.
The Cloud Router 1200 and Cloud Router 2000 establish a fast and reliable wireless network for delivering broadband Internet to devices throughout the home. According to the company, wireless N technology extends coverage and reduces dead spots and preserves compatibility with earlier wireless networking standards.