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.
Static and Dynamic IP, PPPoE WAN connections
In all, the refreshed AirPort Express is a good, but not great simultaneous dual-band router. "N600" routers are pretty much commodities now and there are many more fully-featured products for less moneyâ?? even less if you buy refurbished. For example, Cisco's Linksys EA2700 has similar wireless performance, Gigabit ports and supports Cisco's new Connect Cloud architecture.
Excellent signal strength
For the money, the Express makes an effective base station for modestly sized apartments or homes, or where access is only needed in a few adjacent rooms in an office. This sleek model is the right choice for many, and at £60 less than the AirPort Extreme, a prudent one as well.
Class leading AirPlay Performance
The 2012 AirPort Express is a hard device to score. On the surface it is an incremental upgrade to a four year old product which doesn't include support for either 802.11ac or Gigabit Ethernet and both wireless performance and range are average at best. On the flip side it works brilliantly as a wireless extender and adds AirPrint to any printer and AirPlay to any stereo/dock - both of which work superbly.
Can share a USB printer over a network
If you don't need the features unique to Apple's AirPort Extreme Base Station, the new Express is an affordable and portable alternative, although one that doesn't quite match the Extreme's performance. It's also the choice to make if you're looking to extend your existing Apple-branded network wirelessly or to wired devices, to send your computer's audio to a remote stereo system, or to use a Base Station in more than one location.
Not practical to use as a print server and music server at the same time
The AirPort Express has an acceptable wireless range and speed and, for the most part, is easy to set up. It also does a good job of printing with supported printers and playing iTunes music. There's no denying that the AirPort Express mostly works as described by Apple, the problem is that its uniqueness might overshadow its actual usefulness.
Brings the AirPort Express mostly up to spec with other Wi-Fi routers
Apple's simple setup software dumps the web interface (running from an AirPort Utility app for Mac, iOS or Windows) and lets you easily add guest access to either network. However, as before, the USB port remains locked to just adding a shared printer: you still can't hook up a hard drive, which would be a boon both at home and on the road.
A fast, $100, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless router with built-in AirPlay support
Absolutely - this thing is pretty, fast, wonderfully simple, and appropriately capable. Unless you're a mega-power networker with a need for intricate customization, or are put off by the less sophisticated Windows version of AirPort Utility, the 2012 Express is the ultimate buy it and never think about it again object - and for a router, that's the ultimate praise.
Fast router, updated interface
This router has a nice updated interface using tiles rather than a tree menu. Two things I liked most about this router is the ability to set individual controls for each device/computer and also schedule Internet time through the router rather than a desktop software program. I am able to turn off Internet access in my house at midnight, and turn it back on at 6:30 am. That keeps my kids from going on xbox all night.
Good throughput and range, Excellent interface
With the AirStation Extreme AC1750 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router, Buffalo steps up its game: The router offers great new management software and good performance. There's a lot to love about this router, but frustrating remote access and mobile management keep it from perfection.
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.
Easy to set up, great improvement
In conclusion, if you are looking for stupid fast speeds and want something that is a "plug and play" style with minimal set up or tech knowledge needed this is a good product. If you aren't looking to make a proverbial fortress of Nerd then this would be a good choice for an upgrade.
Inexpensive, High routing throughput
Of course, you can generate your own performance charts to compare different devices. I found the performance comparison between the BR-6478AC (black triangle) with the D-Link DIR-850L (blue triangle) to be very interesting. Both use the same RealTek chipsets, so why does the Edimax consistently outperform the D-Link? Perhaps D-Link will have a firmware upgrade that will bring the 850L up to the performance levels of the Edimax.
Great little device
bought this primarily as a repeater for my home network and it works great. It was simple to set up and I had it extending my network to the corners that were previously dead in no time. I have not tried other modes but did browse though the admin console and it looks very robust. The only con I can think of is that if you want to switch modes from repeater or bridge to router mode, you have to reset the router to factory defaults (as far as I can tell from the docs.)
Versatile, Portable, Good value for money
We tested all the features and were not disappointed at all. For example, in one test we tried extending the wireless range of our existing setup by setting the Satechi to "Repeater Mode". There is a wireless "black hole" area at the other end of the building from our main wireless router, that only gets 2 out of 5 bar reception on our smartphones. We plugged it into a nearby power socket and set it up to the existing network. Our smartphones showed 5 bars immediately!
There are just too many negatives to recommend this router, in spite of its aggressive pricing. Unimpressive range, low file sharing throughput, problems with 2.4 GHz 40 MHz mode connections and even its inability to properly communicate its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) status are all reasons to leave it on the shelf.
My best router
Finally, I absolutely love the way this router looks. I have it sitting right next to my flat screen tv. The LED "NETGEAR" lights really gives it class. It doesn't have a lot of super bright LED lights that flash with network activity in the front, and if anything, the power and wireless network lights are a little too dim. Netgear must have tried to listen to the home entertainment crowd on designing the outward appearance of this device cause it's really a good looking router.
Well-featured home wireless router with good performance
The R6300 is a well-featured home wireless router with good performance in 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n modes. In 802.11ac mode it was decent, although anyone expecting close to gigabit speed will still be disappointed. At around £200, it's more expensive than some of its rivals.
5GHz 802.11n is speedy
As a 5GHz router, the Netgear R6300 excels. It provides a comprehensive feature set and easy installation. Problematically, it's very expensive, and frankly, even if it's compatible with future 802.11ac hardware, we wouldn't recommend investing in any such hardware at this time just on the back of that.
Signal strength & speed, Intuitive GUI
Considering the fact that you can get a good router for less than half that price, this may seem excessive. However, this router truly does deliver and is prepared for the next generation of Wi-Fi devices. There are not many options for Gigabit routers on the market right now, but if you have one, you are set up for the long-term. Considering the features, performance, and future capability of the R6300, this device is worth the asking price.
Ground breaking 802.11ac & 802.11n performance
We come back to the key questions in the intro: will you see the performance benefit of switching to 802.11ac? Yes, 802.11ac to 802.11ac is incredible. But should you buy now? Arguably not until prices drop and 802.11ac devices and USB dongles become widely available - a bridge is impractical for all but the most hardened speed fanatic.
Good USB sharing performance
Netgear's R6300 is a cream-of-the-crop dual-band wireless router that supports the 802.11ac standard. It's a great overall unit that will work well in any networking environment. Team it up with client devices that support 802.11ac, and it will supply wireless speeds that are noticeably faster than 802.11n. Indeed, it's a router that represents the next step in wireless networking and it's well worth considering.
WD My Net AC1300 is performing well
If you just need a wireless N router and are not planning on using the new "AC" wireless capabilities, there are better choices out there. But if you need or want to stream HD video over your wireless network then this is a good choice (the bridges are the key to connecting to an "AC" 5GZ network) as it is fully capable of doing just that.
Simple setup, Intuitive user interface
Competent is the word which most comes to mind with the AC1300. It is solidly constructed, fast and nicely featured but it looks dull, isn't as quick as the fastest routers and lacks the ambitious Cloud platforms being developed by Asus, D-Link and Linksys. In that scenario the My Net AC1300 needed to be cheaper to really catch our attention.
Stylish and reliable wireless extender
Overall the Netgear WN3500RP is a quality product in design and reliability of connection. It did fall significantly short of our speed expectations. If quality of performance is more important than looks and ease of use, take a look at out review of the WD Dual Band Range Extender for comparison.
Well-built, well-designed device that serves its purpose
There were no concerns with build quality on the WN3500RP, NETGEAR have produced another well-built, well-designed device that serves its purpose with little fuss and in an efficient manner. The inclusion of the desktop dock and power cord is a nice touch; personally we would opt for the cord as we felt it was perhaps a little on the large side for plugging directly into the outlet as shown below but space and tastes vary.
Easy to setup and configure, Supports and extends dual-band networks
The Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition is one of those products that does exactly what it says on the tin.
For anyone struggling with wireless range, the WN3500RP represents a solution that's both easy to use and quickly configurable.
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