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D-Link DSR-250
8-Port Gigabit VPN Router

D-Link DSR-250

Sorry, this product is no longer available, replaced by the DSR-250v2.



The D-Link DSR Series VPN Routers provide secure, high-performance networking solutions to address the growing needs of small and medium businesses. The DSR series routers offer unparalleled performance and security to ensure employees can access their files securly from anywhere they are working. Next generation wireless performance is also available on the DSR-1000AC, which supports the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard.

Web Authentication Capabilities

Captive Portal allows employees and guest users to be easily authenticated and authorized by accessing a customized landing page. Users can be authenticated by a local database, RADIUS, LDAP, Microsoft Windows Active Directory, NT Domain and POP3 server. A maximum of four servers can be configured at any one time.

Complete and Robust VPN Features

A fully featured virtual private network (VPN) provides your mobile workers and branch offices with a secure link to your network. The DSR series routers are capable of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN tunnels, as well as Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnels, empowering your mobile users by providing remote access to a central corporate database. Site-to-site VPN tunnels use IP Security (IPSec) Protocol, Point-toPoint Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), or Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) to facilitate branch office connectivity through encrypted virtual links. OpenVPN allows mobile users to connect to the corporate intranet via encrypted links with their PC, laptops, or mobile devices.

Static and Dynamic Web Content Filtering

The DSR series also provides a web content filtering feature to help administrators monitor, manage, and control employee Internet usage. Static web content filtering helps to remove malicious objects such as Java applets, ActiveX, and cookies, or to block URLs by keyword. Dynamic Web Content Filtering, which requires a license subscription, allows administrators to filter content from a list of categories. Multiple global index servers, with millions of URLs and real-time website data, enhance performance and maximize service availability. Dynamic Web Content Filtering trial period is free for the first three months.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

D-Link offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the DSR Series VPN Routers to further its commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.


High-Performance VPN

  • Protocols
    • IPSec, PPTP/L2TP, GRE, SSL, OpenVPN
  • VPN Tunnels
    • DES, 3DES, AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST128
    • Hub and Spoke Enhanced Network S

Enhanced Network Service

  • IPv6
  • IEEE 802.11q VLAN
  • Port Monitoring/Bandwidth Control
  • IGMP Proxy, IGMP Snooping
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Web Authentication Capabilities

Green Ethernet

Green Ethernet

D-Link Green Ethernet detects link status and cable length and adjusts power usage accordingly.

Green WiFi2

Green WiFi

The WLAN Scheduler shuts down the WLAN during off-peak hours to enhance network security and save power.

Technical Specifications:

  DSR-150 DSR-250 DSR-500 DSR-150N
Hardware Version A2 A2 B1 A1
Ethernet Ports 1 10/100 Mbps WAN
8 10/100 Mbps LAN
1 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN
8 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
2 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN
4 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
2 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN
4 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
Wireless Interface N/A N/A N/A 802.11b/g/n (Single Band) 2 internal 2dBi Omni-Directional Antennas
USB 2.0 1 1 1 1
Console RJ-45 RJ-45 RJ-45 RJ-45
System Performance
Firewall Throughput 95 Mbps 750 Mbps 950 Mbps 950 Mbps
VPN Throughput 40 Mbps 50 Mbps 200 Mbps 200 Mbps
Concurrent Sessions 20,000 20,000 50,000 100,000
New Sessions (per second) 200 200 500 1000
Firewall Policies 200 200 600 600
Internet Connection Type
Static/Dynamic IP Yes Yes Yes Yes
PPoE/L2TP/PPTP Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple PPoE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Firewall System
Static Route Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Route - - RIPv1, RIPv2, OSPF RIPv1, RIPv2, OSPF
Dynamic DNS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inter-VLAN Route Yes Yes Yes Yes
NAT, PAT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Content Filtering Static URL, Keywords, Dynamic WCF (License is required)
Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) - Signature package included in Firmware
Web Content Filtering Internal User Database, Radius, POP3, LDAP, AD, NT Domain
DHCP Server/Client Yes Yes Yes Yes
DHCP Relay Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEEE 802.1q VLAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
VLAN (Port-Based) Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Multicast IGMP Proxy IGMP Snooping
IPv6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Route Failover - - Yes Yes
Outbound Load Balancing - - Yes Yes
Multiple Service Set Identifier (SSID) N/A Yes
Service Set Identifier (SSID) to VLAN Mapping N/A Yes
Standards N/A 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
Wireless Security N/A Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Wi-Fi Protect Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Protected Access – Personal (WPA-PSK)
Wi-Fi Protected Access – Enterprise (WPA-EAP)
Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 – Personal (WPA-PSK)
Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 – Enterprise (WPA-EAP)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
VPN Tunnels (Total) 36 75 95 155
IPSec Tunnels 10 25 35 70
SSL VPN Tunnels 1 5 10 20
PPTP/L2TP Clients 10 25 25 25
GRE 5 10 15 20
Encryption Methods DES, 3DES, AES, Twofish, Blowfish, CAST-128, NULL
SSL Encryption Methods RC4-128, 3DES, AES
IPSec/PPTP/L2TP Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPSec NAT Traversal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dead Peer Detection Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Authentication Header (AH) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bandwidth Management
Max. Bandwidth Contro Yes Yes Yes Yes
Priority Bandwidth Control Port-Based QoS, 3 Classes
System Management
Web-based User Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
Command Line Yes Yes Yes Yes
SNMP v1, v2c, v3 v1, v2c, v3 v1, v2c, v3 v1, v2c, v3
Physical & Environment
Power Supply External Power Supply Unit
DC 12V/1.5A
External Power Supply Unit
DC 12V/2.5A
External Power Supply Unit
DC 12V/3A
Max. Power Consumption 7.44W/10.5W 11.8W/12.6W 11.03W/13.1W 20.69W/23.1W
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.19 x 4.68 x 1.38 in
(208 x 118 x 35 mm)
5.51 x 8.0 x 1.38 in
(140 x 203 x 35 mm)
7.09 x 11.02 x 1.73 in
(180 x 280 x 44 mm)
7.09 x 11.02 x 1.73 in
(180 x 280 x 44 mm)
Operation Temperature 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C) 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158 °F (-20 to 70 °C) -4 to 158 °F (-20 to 70 °C)
Operation Humidity 5% to 95% Non-condensing 5% to 95% Non-condensing
EMI/EMC FCC Class B, CE Class B, C-Tick, IC FCC Class B, CE Class B, C-Tick, IC
Safety cUL, LVD (EN60950-1) cUL, LVD (EN60950-1)
3rd Party Certification IPv6 Ready, VPNC, AES Interop, VPNC Basic Interop
MTBF 240,000 hours 250,000 hours 260,000 hours 360,000 hours
Warranty Information
Warranty Limited Lifetime1

1 Limted Lifetime Warranty available only in the USA.

Product Views:

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Web Content Filtering for HTTP/HTTPs

USB 2.0 Extension

Supports on (DSR-150/250/500) or two (DSR-1000AC) USB 2.0 devices to extend functionality.

Secure VPN Network Implementation

Dual WAN for Redundant Internet


Download the D-Link DSR Series Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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DSR-250 Web Content Filtering License
List Price: $74.99
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