You see, I wanted to make the ‘green’ in the title a double entendre, but just couldn’t figure it. Oh well, screw it, but you’ll get my point after you read this.

D-Link is set to release a firmware update (it’s already been released in a few of their products) that’ll cut the power consumption of select routers.  See, now you get the ‘green’ part.  The first two boxes to receive the update are the DIR-655 Extreme Router and the DIR-855 dual channel router.  It’ll cut their power usage by as much as 32% and 41% respectively.  Sweet Mary of God!  Can everyone do that with a firmware update?  Or is this just simply a question of the router powering down when not in use?


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."