Has anyone used D-link DI-614 w/Alu PB 15?

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  1. sheqman macrumors newbie

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    Just got a Alu 15PB a few weeks back and want to get a wireless network setup in a small NYC apartment. Looked at airport but seems ridiculously expensive. CNET recommends the D-Link DI-614 plus highly and I get it for 10 bucks after rebate at MacMall.

    Do any of you out there use this and if so what do you think?
     
  2. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    I've never used the 614 but I use a 714 with my PB. I'm not sure what the difference is.

    The d-link products work great with it. The only problem I see wireless is that if my router isn't broadcasting its SID the powerbook keeps losing it's connection. But that never happened with my OpenBSD system so I think it's an Apple problem, not a D-Link problem.

    Other than that, the throughput saturates my DSL link, and I've got no problems with reception.
     
  3. madru macrumors member

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    I haven't used 614, but I purchased di-624 and ended up returing this product. The receiption was terrible, I could only get usable receiption in the same room with the router, not to mention other problems (most of them had to do with this router performing poorly while in g+b mode). That said, 614 will most likely be a fine router in b mode; however, i doubt you'll get as good receiption as competitor products. If receiption is important, do more research before bying 614, otherwise look at some competitors. I settled with buffalo product, it's the best router i've owned.
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Im pretty sure the 614 is an 802.11b only model, or at least mine is. You might want to check out some other options for 802.11g routers. That being said, I have no problems with my D-Link router (DI-614+). It has good features like port forwarding, DMZ, customizable firewall etc...
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I've got a D-Link DI-614+ at home. It seems to work fine with my Mac as well as the PCs in the house. I've got SSID turned off, 40-bit WEP enabled and MAC filtering enabled.

    I had some issues between the router and this Powerbook when I tried 128-bit WEP. Since (as I said already) the 40-bit worked, and there's no real security difference between the two WEP levels, it wasn't a significant problem for me.

    Having said that: I would suggest you consider buying a newer router that does WPA instead of WEP. WPA doesn't have the inherent security problems that are present with WEP. D-Link has said they're going to backport WPA to all their wireless routers, but they haven't done it for the 614+ and I wouldn't recommend holding your breath until they do.
     

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