2013-05-06

D-Link 505: A traveller's friend

If you are a frequent traveller and spend many nights in hotels, this gadet, D-Link DIR-505, might quickly become your friend. It is small, fits in any luggage, and once powered it creates a new Wifi-Network for all your devices and forwards everything to the hotel Wifi. Your devices can see each other (e.g. Smartphone, Tablet, Notebook) and share a single paid connection to the internet. Simply access the administration URL and configure which hotel Wifi will be used. The login screen appears normally. Additionally you can plug the DIR-505 to a plug that offers optimal signal quality. A few days ago I only could access the hotel Wifi by plugging it into the plug directly at the door. And there is another nice feature (among others, see the link above): It will charge your Smartphone via USB.