DLink DIR-506L Pocket Cloud Router review, specifications, set up guide and price

Read all about DIR-506L pocket wireless router. Know all about its cool features which not only provide internet access but acts as a repeater, charger and much more. Know all about the pricing and go through our review of this cool pocket router.

DIR-506L pocket router is a portable and multi-functional device, which will enables you to boost and transform your wireless Internet connection, by itself acting as a wireless router and Wi-Fi hotspot. This device uses built-in cloud technology, to provide you to access your stored personal files and multimedia across all your devices, wherever a USB stick is connected to the router's USB port. To enable this feature you simply have to download the free SharePort Mobile app for iOS and Android, and access, stream or share content directly from your Smartphone or tablet.
DIR-506L Pocket Cloud Router

Cloud service of DIR-506L router

The free application named SharePort Mobile will also allow you to easily backup the contents of your mobile device onto your USB dongle wirelessly, and without the need for a computer, which is simply unbelievable to many. This feature is very important for those having a large amount of data on multiple devices, but they are without a USB port when it is actually need to sync and transfer any of it. So if you want to enjoy easy connectivity and file sharing on-the-go then DIR-506L Pocket Cloud Router is the best buy which just weigh 125 grams, it has got a compact design making it quite ideal for travelling and the best thing is that it is ready to use just by simply plugging it in.

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Set up of DIR-506L pocket router

Set up of DIR-506L router is very simple. You simply have to connect it wirelessly to a PC or mobile device and have to follow up with the D-Link's built-in Setup Wizard to configure; or else you can download the D-Link's QRS Mobile app (for iOS) and follow the simple step-by-step process to set it up quickly.

Battery of DIR-506L router

It has a built-in battery, with up to 4 hours battery life because of which it becomes an ideal router for remote workers or people on the go, when you start using this you really don't have to rely on power outlets to get connected. It has also got the ability to charge mobile phones, so it can even serve as a back-up charger this device can be used to charge many types of smartphones, up to 5v/0.8A (4W) using its USB port. This is a very handy device with multiple features of wireless modes which make it adaptable to any given situation. It will function as a router so that it can let you share your broadband Internet connection wirelessly by simply connecting it to your cable or DSL modem. The best features is that in Access Point mode the router allows you to create a private wireless network instantly and connect wired devices to your network.


In one more mode that is in Repeater mode this compact device will extend your existing wireless network even further across your home. Alternatively you can also use this device to create a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing you to connect to a wireless network and subsequently share that network connection with nearby devices. This features can be particularly useful in hotels, airports or cafes to share a hotspot connection with multiple devices, by this features you will be able to avoid expensive mobile roaming charges for devices like tablets and Smartphones. DIR-506L is equipped with the latest technology that is SharePort Mobile Technology, because of which it allows you to download a free app for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices, enabling you to access content via an attached memory dongle and you can also share it across multiple devices.

Features of DIR-506L - The Pocket Cloud Router are access to routing table, Support for SNMP, Separate inbound/outbound filtering, Better MAC filtering, Better DHCP control (lease time, primary/secondary DNS, primary/secondary WINS), Battery-powered Ralink-based single stream portable 802.11n device with router, AP, repeater and hot spot modes.

Advantages of DIR-506L - The Pocket Cloud Router are that it runs for up to 4 hours on a rechargeable Li-ion battery plus it has got multiple modes designed to accommodate most travelers regardless of the different needs, you will also get extensive user guide which is available online, the USB port can be used to charge cell phones from the battery. So by seeing all the advantages I would highly recommend you this awesome device.

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Disadvantages of DIR-506L - The Pocket Cloud Router are that it lacks external mode change switch and it have been observed that Android/iOS SharePort apps not particularly useful, there is no Ethernet bridge mode,there is no power supply included, and the worst part is that the 1 amp power requirement exceeds 500 mAh capacity on USB 2.0 ports

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Guest Author: Dr. Muid23 Jan 2014

Can I use ZTE USB Dongle of Citycell Bangladesh (CDMA system) in D link DIR-506L Pocket router.

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