D-Link DI-604 Broadband Router Review



It happens to the best of us—too many devices demanding easy access to the internet and each other. Yes, wireless is here and wonderful, but sometimes it’s just easier to use a wired connection.

A modem is woefully inadequate once you have more than a mere computer seeking a meaningful connection to the outside world. If you want a workhorse router with advanced features and reliable connection, the Dl-604 by D-Link is a great option—provided you don’t need wireless, and in no time at all you’ll be surfing, checking out mobile phone deals online or just chatting with friends, with no worry about modems and botched connection speeds due to sub-standard hardware.


D-Link, the worldwide leader in innovative home and business networking, sets a new standard for broadband router performance and price with the new Express EtherNetwork DI-604.

Standards IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3 NWay Auto-Negotiation
VPN Pass Through/Multi-Sessions PPTP
Advanced Firewall Features NAT with VPN Passthrough (Network Address Translation)
MAC Filtering
IP Filtering
URL Filtering
Domain Blocking
Device Management Web-Based – requires at least Microsoft Internet Explorer v5 or later; Netscape Navigator v4 or later; or other Java-enabled browsers.
Media Access Control CSMA/CA with ACK
LEDs Power
Local Network—10/100
Operating Temperature 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C)
Humidity 95% maximum (non -condensing)
Power Input External Power Supply DC 5V, 2.4A
Safety & Emissions FCC
Dimensions L = 5.6 inch (142mm)
W = 4.3 inch (108.8mm)
H = 1.2 inch (31mm)
Weight 0.44 lbs (200g)
Warranty One Year

The DI-604 combines the latest advancements in chip technology, low-cost design and manufacturing with new, feature-rich firewall and network management controls to give you quite possibly the most advanced, yet affordable Ethernet router to date. The Cable Diagnostic Utility feature is the latest utility included in the DI-604 for diagnosing cable connection problems with the wired Ethernet cable. This feature can indicate to users which Ethernet cable connected to the router has problems, identifying where and what the problem is.

The DI-604 is ideal if you’re creating your first home or small business network, or if you’re a more advanced user looking for additional management settings. A simple, yet intelligent, web-based setup wizard makes the DI-604 easy for anyone to quickly and securely connect computers to share a high-speed Internet connection, files, resources, games or just to communicate.

The DI-604 has an integrated 4-port switch with 10/100 Ethernet ports for directly connecting up to four computers. And one Ethernet cable is included with the DI-604, just to get you started.