- Brand Name: D-Link
- Model Number: DAP-1350
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 300
- Item Display Weight: 1.20 pounds
D-Link DAP-1350 Wireless-N Pocket Router
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- Router, Access Point, and Client Modes
- SharePort Technology to Share a USB Printer or Storage Over Your Network - Router Mode Only
- Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA or WPA2
- Dual Active Firewalls - SPI and NAT - Router Mode Only
- 24/7 Basic installation support
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This device has 3 operational modes with different uses. I wouldn't recommend this device unless you need to switch between these modes with the same device, but that feature has good uses.
There is a Client mode. This will allow you to join the device to a wireless network, and bridge it to the ethernet port. This means you can connect a wired device to a wireless network. The downside to this mode is that one must first manually configure an IP address in the subnet of the Dlink default IP (192.168.1.50) so one can get to the configuration, then reset their IP back to dynamic or an IP in the wireless network you're connecting to.
This is useful for when someone moves a wired only computer or printer where there isn't a wire yet, and you need to just get it working for a while until the cabling happens or a more permanant device is ordered. You can also use it to connect your Xbox over at a friend's house. They may have wireless, you may have wired like in my case. Just configure it for their network and plug it into your xbox and bring it over. There's other potential uses for this mode too.
There is a Router mode. This will let you share an internet connection on the wired port with wireless devices. This puts them behind a NAT router as well, with all the usual settings. This is the easiest to setup and understand, just like your typical router but missing wired ports. You can get in on the default dlink wireless network, go to the default IP (192.168.1.50) and then change any settings, setup security, setup a static WAN address etc.Read more ›
This pocket router can convert a wired connection to wireless (This adding Wi-Fi/wireless to an existing wired network is called the Access Point Mode), so that I can use all my wireless gadgets in my room. I can add encryption (use WPA or WPA2 for better security) to the Wi-Fi signal, so it is actually better than the open Wi-Fi signal offered by hotels. The Access Point Mode is the configuration in which most people will use.
The Wireless Client Mode does the reverse. It converts a wireless signal to a wired connection. Older computers and many game consoles do not have wireless capability. In an area where you only have wireless signal but no Ethernet (wired) network, you can use this pocket router to grab the wireless signal, convert it, then send it through the router's Ethernet port to your device. An example would be using an old Sony PS3 to play online games in a hotel room that has only Wi-Fi but no Ethernet cable.
The Router Mode is less useful for an end user, because in most situations, there is already a router in an existing network, and therefore there is no need to add another one.
I have only used this DLink in the Access Point Mode and it is fast and safe.
I did do something wrong the first time I tried to setup the router... all was fine -- the wireless was working! -- until I went to add a password for accessing the network, and then, once the password was set, I could not login to the network myself. And I couldn't figure out how to reset the router. There is 24/7 tech support, but I decided to try the website first.
1. The reset button -- to restore factory settings, is on the bottom. The base rotates 90 degrees to act as a stand, and you need a paperclip-type object to poke into the little hole and hold for 10 seconds to reset.
2. I grabbed a copy of the DAP-1350 user's manual, which it turns out I prefer to the quickstart page that comes in the box. Among other things, I was having a hard time reading some of the printed quickstart page.
In my second attempt (after the restore), I went to the router mode setup section, and used the setup wizard, as I had before. Again, getting the wireless to work was straightforward.
To set the password for accessing the network (note that this is different from the password to administer the router, though of course you could use the same password if you really wanted to), I went to WIRELESS SETTINGS on the left sidebar and used the wireless network setup wizard. I manually assigned a network key, so that I could specify my own password (easier to remember), and checked the box for WPA encryption. Anyway, with those choices, the setup worked fine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good travel router, etc, BUT BEWARE...my testing shows that with the DAP-1350, the Guest mode wireless LAN (only) is NOT isolated, despite the Advanced Wireless isolation setting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JayHar
Worked great for about 2 years, suddenly died and was able to boot to the recovery mode. Tried re-flashing firmware, now only boots to a dim light on the easy connect button. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Morgan Morrison
Purchased this pocket router in August of 2012 for some anticipated use when traveling. Ended up only using it initially only very occasionally while in my office to plug into our... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Anthony J. Frates
Love this device. I use it very much when I travel. Plugs in to room's ethernet and all my devices already have my access point added. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ARM-C
freaking awesome mini router to have with you especially if you are in the military and plug into ethernet ports all the time all over the world plug this little guy in and bam... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rudy M.
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