Wireless N Dual Band Router


  • Product Status: End of Life
Exceptional Performance
Powered by Wireless N technology, this high-performance router provides superior coverage designed to reduce dead spots for users who demand higher performance networking. Delivering incredible wireless performance, network security, and coverage, the Wireless N Dual Band Router (DIR-815) is ideal for networking in larger homes and offices. The D-Link® Wireless N Dual Band Router (DIR-815) features simultaneous wireless bands with a faster wireless network than previous generation wireless G devices, enabling you to create a faster Wi-Fi network with superior home coverage. Connect the DIR-815 to a cable or DSL modem and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. Create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, printers, and more, from greater distances throughout your entire home or office. With D-Link’s award-winning QoS engine that prioritizes time-sensitive online traffic, this router enables smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive gaming.

Dual Band Advantage
Dual Band is two Wi-Fi networks in one router. The dual band technology in the DIR-815 supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless signals simultaneously. You can check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band while playing games and streaming HD movies on the clearer 5GHz band. This prevents both signals from getting overloaded and avoids interference and lag when you’re watching movies or gaming.

Easy To Secure

The DIR-815 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or from the Internet. Support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption, regardless of your client devices. In addition, the DIR-815 Router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.

Why Wireless N Is Better

This DIR-815 uses powerful 802.11n technology with multiple intelligent antennas to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform previous-generation Wireless G MIMO devices*. The antennas on the DIR-815 make use of your home’s environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots.

Think Green
D-Link Green™ devices are about providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance. They are designed to help conserve energy, protect our environment from harmful substances, and reduce waste by using recyclable packaging.

Conserves Energy

Automatically powers down ports that have no link
Budgets power output for different Ethernet cable lengths
Includes wireless LAN scheduling, which can shut down your wireless network when not in use for further power savings
Reduces energy consumption by using an Energy Star® qualified power adapter


Protecting The Environment

Complies with the European Union's RoHS directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials
Uses recyclable packaging to help reduce waste that goes into the environment


* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications when used with related Wireless N 150 devices. 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 will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link Wireless N devices.


  •   IEEE 802.11n
  •   IEEE 802.11g
  •   IEEE 802.11a
  •   IEEE 802.3
  •   IEEE 802.3u

  •   4 Fast Ethernet LAN ports
  •   1 Fast Ethernet WAN port

Antenna type
  •   2 external dual band antennas

  •   WPA™ & WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
  •   Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) - PIN & PBC

Device management and monitoring

  •   Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, or Firefox 1.5 or higher
  •   Web-based management
  •   D-Link Network Monitor Yahoo! Widget
  •   D-Link Internet Usage Meter Yahoo! Widget

Advanced firewall features
  •   Network Address Translation (NAT )
  •   Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  •   VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  •   156 x 120 x 31 mm (6.1 x 4.7 x 1.2 inches)


  • 212 grams (0.5 lbs)

  •   FCC Part 15 Subpart B, C, and E
  •   IC
  •   IPv6 Ready Gold
  •   Wi-Fi®
  •   CE
  •   C-Tick
  •   Compatible with Windows 7
This product was phased out on: 10/04/2013
This product's last date of support is on: 10/04/2015
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Datasheet (English) - PDF 1.02mb Download
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Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 6.33mb Download
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1.00 Quick Installation Guide - PDF 0.46mb Download
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GPL Source Code 1.01 GPL Source Code - Download
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DEU_CE_B1_Doc CE Declaration 22.5.2012. Download
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