new router

I purchased a new router on Sunday. As luck would have it, the router interface was also in Chinese as well! Luckily I’ve tinkered around with routers enough that this didn’t really set me back during initial setup. However, at the end of the day I got tired of trying to decipher (guess) the Chinese eqivalents of IPSec, PPTP, UPnP, and log messages, so I caved in and flashed it with firmware from the D-Link UK website (my DI-604 is a hardware revision D1 model, which only D-Link Europe and China support). Now my router is happily operating in English mode. I would have preferred a Linksys BEFSR41, but it was a good 65% more expensive than the DI-604, which was only CN¥480.

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