D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Gigabit Router Review

Several of these wireless routers actually require you to use a wired Ethernet connection when you initially set them up – which is annoying as the whole point of a wireless network is to avoid trailing wires from room to room. So we were pleasantly surprised when, upon plugging in the D-Link RangeBooster for the first time, our Mac immediately detected the wireless network and allowed us to join it straight away.

OUR VERDICT

Unfortunately, things went downhill from that point onwards. In order to set up a password to protect your new wireless network you have to configure the router through its built-in webpage. However, that webpage didn’t work properly with the Safari browser so we had to use Firefox instead. Ten minutes of testing with a Mac would have allowed D-Link to avoid this problem, and it’s hard to recommend the RangeBooster to Mac users if it doesn’t work properly with the standard Mac web browser.

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