- Brand Name: D-Link
- Model Number: DIR-632
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabytes Per Second
- Width: 9.60 inches
D-Link DIR-632 Wireless-N 8-Port Router
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- IEEE 802.11n and 802.11g Compliant
- Powerful Wireless N Technology Outperforms Wireless G
- Parental Controls to Supervise Internet Activity
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button
- Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA or WPA2
- Built-in QoS Engine Enhances Internet Experience
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Upgrade Your Network
The D-Link Wireless-N 8-Port Router (DIR-632) provides a better wireless signal for your network than previous-generation Wireless-G technology. Upgrading your home network to Wireless-N provides an excellent solution for sharing an Internet connection and files such as video, music, photos, and documents. D-Link Wireless-N products use Intelligent Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data which enables you to receive wireless signals in the farthest corners of your home.
Not only does the D-Link Wireless-N technology extend your wireless range, it also works with previous-generation wireless devices. The DIR-632 also includes basic QoS (Quality of Service) Prioritization Technology that analyzes and separates multiple data streams based on sensitivity to delay, enabling multiple applications such as VoIP, Video, and Gaming to stream smoothly across your network.
- Wireless N connectivity for superior wireless performance, clarity, and coverage
- Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for secure, simple 1-button setup
- Capable of streaming audio and video to compatible UPnP-enabled devices
- Single-band Wireless N connectivity
- Firewall and Parental Control
- 8 High Speed Ethernet ports for fast wired connectivity
- Supports secure wireless encryption using WPA or WPA2
- SharePort technology for sharing USB printers and storage devices over your network
Eight 10/100 Ethernet Ports
If you're looking for a router to help expand your wired network, this will do the job as well. With eight (8) 10/100 ethernet ports included on the back, you'll be sure to have plenty of room to plug in other network devices and be easily connected.
The D-Link Quick Router Setup Wizard quickly configures your new Wireless-N 8-Port Router to get you up and running in minutes. Our Setup Wizard walks you step-by-step through the installation process to configure your Internet connection, wireless network settings, security, and everything else you need to get your network up and running so you do not have to be a networking expert to get it set up (see a larger image of the set-up software).
Easy To Secure
The DIR-632 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet. Support for WPA and WPA2 standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption, regardless of your client devices. In addition, the Wireless-N 8-Port Router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.
Benefits of a Wireless-N Router
This Wireless-N 8-Port Router uses powerful 802.11n technology with multiple intelligent antennas to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform previous-generation Wireless-G MIMO devices. The antennas on the Wireless-N 8-Port Router make use of your home's environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots.
Get Ready for the Future: IPV6 Equipped
With the growing number of Internet-enabled applications requiring IP addresses, the supply of IP addresses under the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) system has already been exhausted. The IPv6 protocol solves this network addressing exhaustion by creating more IP addresses, but migration from IPv4 to IPv6 is not necessarily automatic. No worries--this D-Link product is IPv6 Certified and ready for the future.
- Standards: 802.11g/n; 802.3/3u
- Ports: Eight 10/100 LAN ports; one 10/100 WAN port
- Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
- Advanced Firewall Features: Network Address Translation (NAT); Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI); VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
- Device Management: Internet Explorer v7 or Later; Mozilla Firefox v3.0 or Later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
- System Compatibility: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, or Mac OS X (v10.4 and later; included software is not Mac-compatible)
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
- Warranty: 1 year
What's in the Box
Wireless N 8-Port Router, CAT4 Ethernet cable, power adapter, CD-ROM with installation wizard and product documentation
Top Customer Reviews
One terrific benefit to this router that, as of the date of this review, no one has mentioned, is that you have the option of using it as a stand alone router OR IN ADDITION TO your existing router/modem. This latter option provides the user with the addition of even more Ethernet ports because they can use the eight with the D-Link and all but one of the ones on the old router. Note: One of the ports on the old router will need to be used to connect it to the new D-Link. It's also important to note that this is just a router. It does not have a modem so if your existing setup was like mine, with a router/modem, then, assuming there's nothing wrong with your existing modem, you will likely want to ADD this in the same manner that I did.
Of course, if all you need are additional Ethernet ports your money will be much better spent on something like TRENDnet 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Standard Switch (8 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDIX Gigabit Ethernet Ports) TEG-S80G (Black Metal).Read more ›
What can we say about the D-Link DIR-632 router? It is inexpensive (manufacturers hate the word cheap), it is reliable and mostly easy to use. We'll get to that mostly part in a moment.
For an 8-port router, the price of the D-Link is very reasonable. That is a lot of ports for the price. Throw in N wireless and it is a bargain.
Reliable? Prior to upgrading, my smart phone kept losing sync with my older G wireless router. My smart phone supports the new N wireless settings so in addition to being more reliable it is also faster. Since installing the D-Link DIR-632, my smart phone has not dropped the wireless connection at all.
Easy to use. Yes, we are to the "mostly" moment. Using OS X means that manufacturers don't always think about us. D-Link though has special instructions for Mac and Linux people. Granted, the automated setup available to Windows users on the included CD does not work for us, but the printed quick start guide does a pretty good job of getting the setup started under OS X.
The biggest complication experienced is because we also have Uverse at the house and well, it has wireless G and insists on always being on. For people who have DSL or cable providers, the D-Link will be much easier to setup.
D-Link provides a full set of options when setting up the router. From the router setup page one can do automated or manual configuraiton. The manual configuration pages are pretty easy to figure out.
All in all, I am very happy with the D-Link DIR-632 and would recommend it to friends.
Updated Sept 10, 2015 - Still no issues and running like its supposed to be.
Updated March 29th 2012 - I have been working with D-Link development team and review an updated firmware that is supposed to eliminate a lot of the problems we see today, and mentioned below. I will update this review after testing.
I have quite a few end-user devices in my house (nearing 25 at last count) and some of them require Ethernet connectivity. So between this DIR-632 8-port router and two other 4-port D-Link routers (which acts as an Access Point or modified-switch) I have a medium-sized LAN in my networked house. Thus it does not help when your router decides to shut-down wireless transmission (every day or every other day) and you have to physically go down and reboot the sucker unless you are lucky and one Ethernet port is working so you can reboot using the D-Link web-interface.
As a network engineer and a long-time D-Link user, I spent 2 months reviewing how to eliminate the problem and then realized there is no work-around because of how the Firmware (1.01NA) is on the DIR-632. I have gotten 3 replacements (2 refurbished, one new) and Tech support (which is typically very good on how fast they respond) provided me development firmware (from their Taiwanese team) to see if the problem would go away and it did not. So prior to returning one of the RMA devices (DIR-632) I utilized an Open-source router firmware called DD-WRT (for this specific router) and the problems (rebooting, dropped connections) never happened again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Never worked properly and company will not replace . Will never buy anything D-Link again.Published 2 months ago by annette simon
Jun from D-link was very helpful in assisting with upgrading our wireless router. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. I wish all tech support was this good.Published 6 months ago by BLAKE BULLARD
Had a choppy internet connection from day one and constantly needed to be reset. Customer service was less than helpful in replacing what was a seemingly defective router. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kathleen goughary
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