Is there any use for an old D-Link 584T router?

Igor Rizvi? October 10, 2012
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I have an old D-Link 584t router that was used for the Internet. I have not needed it for awhile, but am wondering if there is some use for it. Can I add it to my existing wireless network to add range, or make a security gadget out of it, etc? If anyone can give me advice that would be great.

  1. Freedom Schultheiss
    October 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    If you cant find another use for it, dont just toss it in the trash. You can donate it to a computer recycling place, where they will take it apart to scrap the metals or use it for parts.

  2. Alan Wade
    October 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    There are many uses for old routers etc.
    One you could use it as a club and beat nasty people with it.
    Two you could you could throw it in the bin
    Three, you could strip out all of the electronics then use it as a soup bowl.
    Apart from thye silly answers, I have no more....

    • Igor Rizvi?
      October 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Hehe,nice ,i laughed hard :)

  3. mohan kumar
    October 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    There are 2 ways you can use this. One, if your house is large , and has LAN connectivity in some parts. then you can use this router as a booster, by connecting this at the farthest point of the LAN cable. The wireless range will then get extended, For doing this, you have to set the IP & subnet properly.
    TO use this as a security gateway, you can use a range of IPs connected to this router. These IP ranges can be masked and the new router can be the primary one. You can disable the wireless etc in the new one, or not broadcast the SSID for security

  4. Alex Perkins
    October 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Use it as a range extender, Or possibly a switch using custom firmware.

  5. Arron Walker
    October 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    http://lifehacker.com/5563196/turn-your-old-router-into-a-range+boosting-wi+fi-repeater I googled, and found this. I've not read it, but the names tells me enough. Hopefully it will be compatible with your model. Best of luck

  6. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    You can use this as an access point. See this link:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r10256300-convert_belkin_router_access_point

  7. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    You could use it as a hub for additional network ports.

  8. Ryan Campbell
    October 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    You could always disable the routing and DHCP server on it and use it as a switch to add more LAN ports. I have done that with an old router of mine...saves you about $30 for a new switch.

  9. Josemon Maliakal
    October 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    i don't thing it should have a good use with internet...

  10. susendeep dutta
    October 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

    You can install other firmware and do some more things out of your router.

    DIY Wifi Bridging with DD-WRT -

    http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/02/diy-wifi-bridging-with-dd-wrt/

    Turn Your Home Router Into a Super-Powered Router with DD-WRT -

    http://www.howtogeek.com/56612/turn-your-home-router-into-a-super-powered-router-with-dd-wrt/

    Also,the below Makeuseof article can be helpful to you -

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ddwrt-router-superrouter/

    • Igor Rizvi?
      October 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks,too bad i can make "super router" ,,, they dont support my model

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