Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion

DIR-518L

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Stay connected and charge your mobile devices with D-Link’s DIR-518L Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion. It allows you to share wired or wireless Internet connections, or mobile Internet through a 3G USB adapter1 whether at home or away in a hotel room. Utilising the latest Wireless AC technology to give extended wireless range and speed as well as dual-band support to help reduce interference.


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Stay connected and charge your mobile devices with D-Link’s DIR-518L Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion. It allows you to share wired or wireless Internet connections, or mobile Internet through a 3G USB adapter1 whether at home or away in a hotel room. Utilising the latest Wireless AC technology to give extended wireless range and speed as well as dual-band support to help reduce interference.

Wireless AC for Faster Performance

The DIR-518L incorporates the latest Wireless AC600 technology for increased range and data transfer speeds to and from compatible Wi-Fi devices. By using dual-bands to reduce radio congestion and interference, the DIR-518L can deliver a combined wireless speeds of up to 600 Mbps2 using both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Moreover, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, giving you the ability to customise your network according to your connectivity needs. You can even configure a guest zone to give visitors Internet access without giving them access to the rest of your network. Combined with support for Universal Plug and Play (uPnP), you can stream your multimedia collection smoothly and securely across all your devices and appliances, including smart TVs, game consoles, and media PCs.

mydlink™ SharePort™ – Share On the Go

Sharing audio, videos, and photos is quick and easy with the DIR-518L. Using the mydlink™ SharePort™ app for mobile devices, you can upload, download, and stream multimedia and documents to and from a USB drive attached to your DIR-518L, from anywhere in the world!3 Simply download the app, register for a free mydlink™ account, connect to your DIR-518L, and you can start sharing your media files with your friends and family as long as you have access to the Internet.

Your Power Station

The DIR-518L’s powered USB port not only connects to a 3G dongle for mobile broadband, it also keeps your gadgets charged and ready to go4. The Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion provides a USB port so you can charge a device by connecting its USB cable. Simply connect your smartphone or high-power devices like tablets to the USB port to start charging.

Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use

The DIR-518L includes a user-friendly interface that stores your connection details for you so you only have to enter them once. Whether you’re connected via your 3G adapter for mobile Internet or to the Wi-Fi hotspot of your favorite café, the DIR-518L helps you keep all of your devices connected, automatically!

1. For a list of compatible 3G USB adapters, check your local D-Link website.
2. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
3. For an optimal streaming experience, 2 MB of upload bandwidth is recommended.
4. The DIR-518L only supports charging on the USB port (1 A) in Charger mode.

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Technical Specifications

Functions & Features

Features

Connect Your Devices

  • Automatically detects the appropriate connection mode to use
    • Broadband Router Mode: Connect an Ethernet cable to share your wired connection
    • Mobile Router Mode: Connect a 3G USB adapter to share your mobile connection1
    • Hotspot Mode: Share Internet access from a Wi-Fi hotspot with all of your devices
  • Shares your Internet connection through Wireless AC with combined wireless speeds of up to 600 Mbps2
  • Saves your connection settings for automatic connection later

Share Your Files

  • Plug in a USB drive for easy file access
  • Stream your files over the Internet to your mobile device with the mydlink™ SharePort™ app
  • Stream media to UPnP-capable devices

Charge Your Devices

  • Charge your mobile devices including iPads and tablets via the USB port

Technical Specifications

General

Device Interfaces

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, up to 600 Mbps2
  • WPS button
  • Power switch
  • Reset button
  • WAN 10/100 Ethernet port
  • USB 2.0 Type A port (1 A) for compatible 3G adapters, USB drive, or charging other devices

LEDs

  • Power/Status

Standards

  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3x
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • USB 2.0

Internet Modes

  • Broadband Router Mode
  • Mobile Router Mode
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode

Power Modes

  • Router/Charger4

Antennas

  • Internal antennas

Functionality

Sharing Features

  • mydlink™ SharePort™ app
    • Remote Access Mode: Access files through the Internet3
    • Local Access Mode: Access files from any device connected to the DIR-518L
    • App supports iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
    • SharePort™ Web Access support (Web browser)
      • Access files from any device connected to the DIR-518L

Security

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
  • WEP 64/128-bit encryption
  • WPS 2.0 (PBC)

Advanced Features

  • Guest Zone support
  • IPv6
  • Wi-Fi WMM Quality of Service (QoS)
  • UPnP support

Advanced Firewall Features

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • MAC address filtering

Device Management

  • User-friendly web UI with desktop and mobile interfaces

Physical

Dimensions (L x W x H)

  • 61.0 x 71.0 x 40.0 mm (2.4 x 2.79 x 1.57 inches)

Weight

  • 130 g (4.58 ounces)

Power

  • Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz
  • USB Type A Port Output: 5 V DC
    • 500 mA (Router mode)
    • 1000 mA (Charger mode)

Temperature

  • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Storage: -10 to 45 °C (14 to 113 °F)

Humidity

  • Operating: 10% to 75% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 75% non-condensing

Certifications

  • FCC
  • CE
  • IC
  • C-Tick
  • cUL

1. For a list of compatible 3G USB adapters, check your local D-Link website.
2. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
3. For an optimal streaming experience, 2 MB of upload bandwidth is recommended.
4. The DIR-518L only supports charging on the USB port (1 A) in Charger mode.

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This product was phased out on: 11.04.2017
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Product manual

Product manual

02.09.2014 PDF 13.84mb Download
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Quick installation guide

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