VCT technology boosts DI-604

 
 
By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2003-05-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

D-Link has packed the latest refresh of its flagship D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router with new tools typically seen in expensive solutions from networking giants.

D-Link has packed the latest refresh of its flagship D-Link Express EtherNetwork DI-604 4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router with new tools typically seen in expensive solutions from networking giants.

The diminutive router, released last month, comes with integrated VCT (virtual cable tester) technology that enables users to trouble-shoot cabling issues. A diagnostic utility accessed via the products Web-based administration tool allowed me to easily detect connectivity issues without unplugging anything.

And the utility made life even easier by informing me of what types of cables I was using.

The DI-604 comes with multisession VPN pass-through capabilities, power-over-Ethernet support, IP and MAC address filtering, and URL blocking. At $49.99 suggested retail, its a bargain for home and small-office users.

For more information, go to www.dlink.com.

 
 
 
 
As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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