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?