Summary: I love my DIR 506L so much that i bought two of them!! I was able to set up the one a repeater with out any problems. Then i came into a snag when i was setting up the other one a router. So i called D-Link customer support got a hold of Ronnel (id ar004624) he was very nice any knew what he was doing and walked me through the steps with total ease. The phone call and setup of the DIR-506L lasted for about 15mins.
Summary: Never wanted wireless until daughter got wireless only tablet. This little unit is pretty easy to set up & use. Being a battery operated unit I decided to buy a spare battery & stand-a-lone charger. It has worked out perfect.
Summary: I picked this up as a travel companion to share hotel internet and wifi and it has served us well. I like that you can charge it to run on an internal battery. I think I heard that it could even be used to charge other devices. I have yet to try that though. We found the DIR-506L particularly useful connecting an Apple TV in a hotel room. Since the Apple TV doesn't have a web interface, it's unable to connect to hotel wifi and authenticate a connection (e.g.
Summary: Bought it to create a WiFi Hotspot where the Internet connection is itself WiFi such as a hotel since this unit has good VPN passthrough capabilities. Did not need the included battery but suspect it will come in useful some time!
OR get this product which has a very good built in firewall
Tech Savvy, Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: First - you may not need this if you properly set up your firewall. However, if you use your laptop / tablet in a home or business network, you may have configured your firewall to allow sharing of anyone on the attached network. To stay with just the firewall, turn sharing off when you leave home / business. OR get this product which has a very good built in firewall. Lots of other good features such as sharing / extending a hot spot.
Summary: I use this great device because I travel, and all the hotels have this WIFI services with captive portals, for only one device, but I need to connect my laptop, my ipad, my cellphones and others... With this Dlink SharePoint and with the same user and pass from the hotel or captive portal, now you can.
Summary: Checked into my hotel in Beijing and only had a wired internet connection available. Was easily able to connect my SharePort with password protection and connected by iPhone, iPad, and computer all wirelessly and working fine.