Summary: The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus.
Pros: The entry-level D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router is affordable and easily manageable via the Internet, using a browser or mobile apps. The networking device also offers decent performance and a stable wireless signal.
Cons: Apart from the cloud-based novelty, the DIR-605L is a frills-free wireless router that lacks many common features found in others, such as Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band, the support for the IPv6, or guest networking.
Conclusion: Overall, I would recommend the DIR-605L to people who are willing to sacrifice some performance for the ability to monitor network activity from afar. The router’s lack of 5GHz support, in particular, is disappointing for city dwellers, who often knock each other off the narrow 2.4GHz band that the...
Pros: Remote monitoring and control via iOS or Android; option to hide geeky networking options
Cons: Limited to 2-by-2 antenna array (300 mbps max); switch is 10/100 ethernet only; no support for 5GHz band