Let the A/C wars begin
This is a great router. I also have several other model DLink routers.
This will be a new generation of router and Wifi. Client side is still waiting on A/C support so keep looking for wireless adapters that will support the new A/C wireless speeds. They are coming.
People fail to understand that most any Wifi router has issues, especially in area with numerous Wifi routers near by on 2.4Ghz.
Good routing feature set, IPv6 support
As the first AC1750 router using Broadcom's more powerful second-generation router SoC, the DIR-868L has a bit of an edge in storage sharing throughput over products using the first-gen BCM4706. The USB 3.0 port certainly contributes to that storage sharing throughput advantage.
But folks really pay the big bucks for AC1750 routers for the higher wireless throughput they are supposed to provide.
Gigabit LAN ports, Good 5GHz 802.11n speeds
Finally we're at a point where wireless 802.11ac is becoming a potentially usable technology with both internal and USB-based laptop adaptors now available. While the D-Link doesn't jump out as the best in its class, it's certainly up at the leading edge.
With its compact design, full range of features and Gigabit LAN ports there's little to criticise.
Superfast wireless n & ac performance, Simple setup
The D-Link DIR-868L takes all the best elements of previous D-Link routers and wraps them into a single package. As such it has superb wireless ac performance, class leading wireless n performance and tops it off with an appealing price tag. The company's mydlink cloud platform does still need to develop though and we'd like to see a second USB port and activity lights on the Ethernet ports, but otherwise this is truly superb product.
Not Just a Gaming Router
Overall this is a great router that provides some of the most advanced features available today. The cost, which to me is what will hold most from taking the plunge, is driven up by the dual-band and the StreamBoost technology. While this router is pitched as a gaming router I think it can easily serve as the primary router in a home with many Internet-enabled devices.
D-Link's current best performing 11ac router
D-Link's DGL-5500 (with a just-released firmware update) offers performance superior to past D-Link 11ac routers. The new Streamboost feature did give video streaming a true boost in testing. However, the refreshed web-based interface needs some enhancements.
Performs worse than competing draft 11ac routers on the market
D-Link's DIR-865 L falls short in overall performance compared with other draft 11ac routers on the market. Issues with features that should make the DIR-865 L stand from its competitors such as the SharePort utility and the mydlink cloud service are too problematic to give the DIR-865 L an edge over competitors.
Fastest 802.11ac router
The D-Link DIR-865L is the fastest 802.11ac router that we've tested, at least with the new standard. The performance in combination with 802.11n clients is generally not that impressive. The fact that this router is a speed demon on 802.11ac is great, but not yet very useful in real life. That's because 802.11ac clients don't exist yet, except for bridges from Buffalo and Cisco. Currently, the cloud features have limited value, but that could change a lot in the future.
Easy setup with useful Cloud accessibility
D-Link has a lot to be proud of with the D-Link DIR-865L. 802.11ac and 5GHz 802.11n performance, particularly at range, is outstanding, the setup is simple and the mydlink Cloud platform - while basic - is a nice extra. The asking price is also a new low for 802.11ac routers. Its Achilles heel, however, is performance over 2.4GHz and if you have predominantly older equipment then the D-Link DIR-865L is unlikely to be a worthwhile upgrade.
More user-configurable security features
Even though the DIR-505 currently commands a premium price, I'd still probably opt to purchase it - primarily because it does have WPS and is Wi-Fi Certified. However, I'm certain that a lot of consumers will buy a less expensive, non-certified product and gamble that it will work with their equipment. But I also suspect that D-Link will face a lot of pricing pressure from the TP-LINK TL-WR700N and other devices that perform similar duties and cost much less.
Small and compact, Integrated power
The D-Link DIR-505 doesn't offer stellar connection speeds weren't stellar, but they were fast enough and dependable enough to give you decent wireless while out on the road. Although the design presents some niggles, this is handy solution to the connection woes of travelling workers.
Rugged build-quality, compact size
The D-Link DIR-505, priced at Rs. 2,299 should definitely be considered as an essential piece of hardware in your travelling kit. The rugged build-quality, compact size and quick configuration are its USP and we recommend this product for every office and business traveller.
Runs for up to 4 hours on a rechargeable Li-ion battery
With a list price of $129.99 and an average online price of $99.99, the SharePort Go is going to appeal to a fairly limited marketÃ¢Â? Â? folks who need a battery-powered portable router that can be run off of a USB port. Although I preferred the feature set, initial setup and form-factor of the DIR-505, it's hard to argue with the superior wireless performance of the DIR-506L.
So far, so good but set-up was problematic
So far, the signal strength is powerful, and we are getting the appropriate download and upload speeds for the internet package that we have. The original setup was a bit of a problem - the customer service even didn't know how to solve the problem and left us to figure it out for ourselves. It was only after calling a third party technical support line that the problem was fixed (as it turned out, easily), but it can be a bit tricky if you have to troubleshoot on your own.
Rather handsome shiny monolithic cylinder
Overall this product definitely ticks a box other routers do not. It is a budget-priced router that provides exceptional control for parents over what their children can and cannot access. For families this would be an excellent option. However, we would recommend checking out the DIR-826L for another £15. This has all the same monitoring features but adds the useful 5GHz band into the mix.
Router functions great!
I purchased the router about two weeks ago to replace an aging WRT54G (running DDWRT). The signal is much better than the WRT54G. I have a 2000 sq ft 2 story house and the signal is strong from one end to the other. Speed is great both wired and wireless.
I did some quick testing of the cloud storage feature. I wasn't impressed but I it seemed to work ok. The interface could be much better.
Combination of features, reasonable price
The combination of features of the DIR-826L and its reasonable price mean that it could make a good match for families. Its dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks provide speed and separation of bandwidth while the cloud features provide useful access to media, as well as detailed remote control of the network.
Compact, small design
The DIR-826L is a baffling product. The flagship router for D-Link's entry into Cloud-based network control is constructed from decidedly last generation technology. This means just two internal antennas, no SmartBeam and no 802.11ac which results in hugely disappointing wireless performance. The mydlink Cloud platform is slightly more encouraging, but it is basic at present and not nearly as advanced or intuitive as Linksys' rival 'Cisco Connect Cloud'.
Works great as a Wireless Access Point
I have used many bargain & a few name brands of wireless equipment over the years. I bought this D-Link because it is almost as inexpensive as the bargain brands, some of which worked, some of which didn't & all of which lacked helpful software and instructions. I'm using 2 of these DIR-601's a Wireless Access Points. No interference with each other (BTW, 2.4 GHz portable phones interfere with all wireless network devices, so we switched to Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones).
Port filtering and modest URL filtering
If you intend to connect to ADSL2+ over a wireless router and are one of the lucky ones that can achieve a speed between 21Mbps and 24Mbps, the D-Link DSL-2740B won't be able to deliver the full speed to wireless clients. This isn't a show stopper as a large majority of homes are unlikely to hit this speed or even have the option available, but it's something to keep in mind.
Delivers an impressive range of features
For wireless performance we can't see much to be gained if you already have a standard MIMO router as speed and range improvements for these draft-n products are not good enough to justify replacing existing equipment. That said, the DSL-2740B does offer a lot of unusual features for the price with above average parental controls although we would recommend checking out Netgear's DG834N router before making a decision.
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