Wireless N Unified Services Router


Integrated services in one box: Wireless N technology, firewall, bandwidth management all on the same device, to address the networking needs of organisations of up to 50 users.

Powerful VPN Engine: Hardware-based data encryption and authentication to facilitate branch office connectivity through encrypted virtual links.

Professional Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Automatic updates from a comprehensive IPS signature database focus on attack payloads to protect the network against zero-day attacks.

WAN Link Load-Balancing and Fault-Tolerance: Multiple WAN ports support traffic load balancing and failover, thus guaranteeing Internet availability and bandwidth.

D-Link GreenTM: Power-saving technology that reduces the electricity bills and increases the product’s lifespan.

D-Link’s DSR-500N Wireless N Unified Service Router is a secure, high performance networking solution to address the growing needs of small and medium businesses. Integrating Wireless N and USB support, the DSR-500N offers comparable performance to traditional wired networks but with fewer limitations. Optimal network security is provided via features such as virtual private network (VPN) tunnels, IP Security (IPSec), Point-to- Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), making it ideal for SMB and branch offices that need a secure, reliable connection to remote resources.

Comprehensive Management Capabilities
The DSR-500N includes dual-WAN Gigabit Ethernet which provides policy-based service management ensuring maximum productivity for your business operations. The failover feature maintains data traffic without disconnecting when a landline connection is lost. The Outbound Load Balancing feature adjusts outgoing traffic across two WAN interfaces and optimizes the system performance resulting in high availability. The second WAN port can be configured as a DMZ port allowing you to isolate servers from your LAN.

Superior Wireless Performance
Designed to deliver superior wireless performance, the DSR-500N includes 802.11 b/g/n, allowing for operation on the 2.4 GHz radio band. Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) technology allows the DSR-500N to provide high data rates with minimal “dead spots” throughout the wireless coverage area.

Robust VPN Features
A fully featured virtual private network (VPN) provides your mobile workers and branch offices with a secure link to your network. The DSR-500N are capable of simultaneously managing 10 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN tunnels respectively, empowering your mobile users by providing remote access to a central corporate database. Site-to-site VPN tunnels use IP Security (IPSec) Protocol, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), or Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) to facilitate branch office connectivity through encrypted virtual links. The DSR-500N supports up to 35 simultaneous VPN tunnels.

Efficient Green Technology

As a concerned member of the global community, D-Link is devoted to providing eco-friendly products. D-Link Green WiFi and D-Link Green Ethernet save power and prevent waste. The D-Link Green WLAN scheduler reduces wireless power automatically during off-peak hours. Likewise the D-Link Green Ethernet program adjusts power usage based on the detected cable length and link status. In addition, compliance with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives make D-Link Green certified devices the environmentally responsible choice. 500N supports up to 35 simultaneous VPN tunnels.

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  • 2x Gigabit WAN Port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN Port
  • 1x RJ-45 (console)
  • 1x USB2.0

System Performance1
  • Firewall Throughput2: 70 Mbps
  • VPN Throughput3: 35 Mbps
  • Concurrent Sessions: 30,000
  • New Sessions: 300 per second
  • Policies: 100 (each feature), 200 (firewall rule)

Internet connection type
  • Static/Dynamic IP
  • PPoE/Multiple PPoE
  • L2TP
  • PPTP

Firewall system
  • Static route
  • RIPv1, v2
  • OSPF4
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Inter-VLAN route
  • NAT, PAT
  • Web Content Filtering (static URL, keywords)
  • Intrusion Prevention System (signature package included in firmware)

  • DHCP Server/Client
  • DHCP Relay
  • IEEE 802.1q VLAN (port-based)
  • IP multicast
  • IPv6
  • Route failover
  • Outbound load balancing4

  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Multiple SSID
  • SSID-to-VLAN mapping
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • VPN tunnels: 35
  • Encryption: DES, 3DES, AES, Twofish, Blowfish, CAST-128, NULL
  • IPSec/PPTP/L2TP servers
  • IPSec NAT traversal
  • Dead Peer Detection
  • IP ESP
  • IP AH
  • VPN keep-alive
  • Hub-and-spoke

SSL Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN)
  • SSL VPN tunnels: 10
  • SSL encryption: DES, 3DES, AES
  • SSL Message Integrity: MD5, SHA1
  • Advanced IDP/IPS Subscription

Bandwidth management
  • Maximum bandwidth limitation
  • Bandwidth control (3 classes, port-based QoS)

System management
  • Web-based user interface (HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Command line
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3

Physical & Environmental
  • Internal Power Supply (12VDC, 2.5A)
  • Dimensions: 180 x 280 x 44 mm (11” Rack-Mount)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 70° C
  • Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • EMI: FCC Class A, CE Class A, C-Tick, VCCI
  • Safety: UL LVD (EN60950-1)
  • MTBF: 260,000 hours

1 Actual performance may vary depending on network conditions and activated services.
2 The maximum Firewall plaintext throughput is based on RFC2544 testing methodologies.
3 VPN throughput is measured using UDP traffic at 1420 byte packet size adhering to RFC 2544.
4 Available with next firmware update.
Description Type File Size
Datasheet (English)
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IP Surveillance Product Guide
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Manual (English)
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Quick Installation Guides
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Download 1.09b61 15/04/2014 01:47:00
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  • Release notes included
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DSR-500N firmware

  • Addresses persistent root access issue and prevents malicious attacks via the command line interface
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Additional Downloads
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Bandwidth Management setup
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IPSec Between DSR-Series
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IPSec Tunnel between DLink DSR Series
and Sonicwall Firewall
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IPSec Tunnel between D-Link DSR-series
and Fortinet Firewall
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IPSec Tunnel between DSR-series
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IPSec Tunnel between D-Link DSR-series
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IPSec Tunnel between D-Link DSR-series
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SSL VPN setup in DSR-series
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VLAN with multiple subnets in DSR Series
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WPS in DSR-Series
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CE Declaration
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24/08/2012 00:00:00

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Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio
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Contact Details

D-Link (Europe) Ltd
D-Link House
Abbey Road, Park Royal
NW10 7BX

General Queries:
+44 (0) 208 955 9000

Email: uki-sales@dlink.com