D-Link DIR 600 Teardown
Background and Identification
The D-Link DIR 600 is a wireless router sold by the networking company D-Link. While D-Link uses the name “Wireless N 150 Home Router” in their marketing material, the more specific model name “DIR 600” works better for identifying this exact product. As the “N” in the product marketing would suggest, however, this router has support for the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard and can handle wireless transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s in ideal scenarios (testing from PCWorld showed that their average speed was closer to 135 Mbit/s).
The chassis of the DIR 600 is made from black plastic with a roughly rectangular shape. It can stand up vertically or lay on its side. It has a single antenna on the back along with five Ethernet ports: one to connect to your modem and four to connect to other computers that you want to have direct wired network access. The back edge also has a barrel plug for DC power input (5 volts, 1 amp) along with a small reset button that you might need to locate if you’re calling tech support.
To identify this router, look on the bottom side for a sticker containing the model number “DIR 600.” This sticker should also contain the serial number for the router which you can use if you need support from D-Link.
- Four Ethernet LAN ports (100 Mbit/s)
- One Ethernet WAN port (100 Mbit/s)
- Barrel power socket
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support
- WEP 64 and 128 bit
- WPA and WPA2
- Barrel power connector
- DC power (5 volts, at least 1 amp)