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!
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.
Summary: It is one of the best travel companions for products without an SD card reader. One can plug them into an USB reader and stream content from this device to them. It also works relatively well as a regular router to multiply one's connectivity. Some WiFi networks limit the number of devices that can be attached to them, such as hotels, and this device can multiply the number by using only one WiFi connection to the hotel while supporting many others from its own hotspot.