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D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

  • Next Generation Wireless Technology
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  • Compatible with a/b/g/n devices
  • mydlink Cloud Management - Monitor and manage your network from anywhere
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  • Mr. S.
  • 3/2/2015 7:29:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks good for a basic router

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: -Second one work flawlessly.
-2.4 range good.
-Easy install, in my case did not even need to run wizard.
Basic settings in router are easy to find and set.
-It has the ability to back up your settings.

Cons: First one was bad, needed to be returned.
No usable activity lights for troubleshooting.
I know 5mhz has less range but I would expect better performance 25 feet away.

Other Thoughts: My netgear router went out after about 3 years and I needed something quickly. I went to a local club and purchased the router. Spent an hour on the phone with AT&T changing DSL and router settings an could not get it to work. I help friends with their routers and rarely have a problem. I returned it the next day and go another. This one worked like a charm. I unplugged the modem per the Dlink instructions, put everything in place and plugged everything back in according to the order in the Dlink instructions. Turned on the computer and the internet worked. I didn't even need to go through the setup wizard.

I changed the settings on the router to match the old router so that my wireless printers would work. I had to use the WPS code to install them again and then everything worked as expected. I don't think the 2.4 range is any better or worse than my old router. I did note very limited range on the 5mhz frequency. I gave up using it and stick to 2.4mhz.

The router has all of the basic you settings your would expect. It also comes with a card that gives you the wireless settings that are preconfigured if you choose to use them.

It does not have lights indicating activity for the wired and wireless connections separately. I miss this for trouble shooting.

If you are looking for a basic router for home use on the cheap this fits the bill. I would however buy it locally in case you get a bad one (sorry Newegg).

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  • David K.
  • 2/19/2014 7:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: Almost effortless setup. Booted into Router Admin after connected. Set up SSID, encryption key, and password and it set up in minutes,

Strong signal all over my house.

AC750 dual band work great.

Cons: None really. The first setup attempt failed for some reason but worked fine the second time.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat wireless performance

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: I'm very happy with the wireless performance of this router. I am receiving a much stronger signal on all floors (basement, main, upper) of my house, which was built in the 1920s and has a lot of plaster walls. I have this router installed in my basement, and my signals all the way up on the upper floor of the house are at least twice as strong as with my previous N-router. My wife was complaining about drop-outs using her iPod at night - she is very happy now with this new router! Happy wives are good.

In the basement, 10 feet from the router, I am getting near-full Ethernet speeds on my Macbook Pro - 47Mb/sec down and 11 Mb/sec up. On the main floor, the speeds drop off a bit, but are still fast. On the upper floor, again, it drops off just a bit, but is hugely faster than my last wireless N router. I do a lot of my wireless work up in bed, and I am getting a solid 20-30 Mb/sec down and 6-10 Mb/sec up. Very happy with this performance!

I've had the router up and running for a few days now, and have not had any issues with dropped/weak signals. Hopefully the router will continue to be rock solid, as I've noticed a few reviewers here experience stability issues over time.

Four ethernet ports on the back function well. I have one port going out to a power line networking node, and another to a 10/100/1000 switch which feeds several Mac, PCs, and gaming consoles.

Cons: Like many other reviewers here on Newegg, I've knocked off one egg for the lack of gigabit ethernet functionality. At $59.99, this unit should come with gigabit ports. 10/100 is old tech at this point. I have several Mac and PC machines networked in my office, so the throughput is not ideal for the animation, design, and video editing work I do. I send lots of large files across computers for rendering, so I'm not thrilled to be capped at 100, instead of 1000. Not a deal-breaker, as the wireless performance is great, but I'd like to see a gigabit model of the router go into production.

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3 out of 5 eggsBasic D-Link Router

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: 802.11ac routers are starting to come around now and this one (mostly based on price I imagine) is getting a lot of attention on other sites, though it's a relatively new entry on Newegg. The light weight and small size are appealing, and near-gigabit wireless connection speeds make for many new possibilities for those where wired connectivity isn't an option. Steaming movies online or through the LAN are no problem, file sharing works great, and it does everything a wireless router should be able to do.

- Surprisingly puts out a stronger signal than my large dual-antenna TP-Link router; even two floors up, I was getting a very good signal (-40 to -45dBi)
- 802.11ac speeds are promising as long as you're no more than a short distance away.
- Web interface is a snap like most routers nowadays, includes a sticker on top of router to help you get started with the SSID and password.
-MyDlink connectivity allows making changes/managing settings from outside the LAN, helpful for remote administration if there are any issues going on.

That's about where the pros end...

Cons: The light weight and small size of this device apparently has its flaws, because it stopped offering a solid connection after a month of ownership. The device doesn't run particularily warm, so I was a little surprised, but now it's just a large 10/100 network switch.

- MyDlink requires router registration and creating an account through D-Link's web portal.
- The lack of antennas shows in the performance; strong signal is only skin deep. Sitting 5 feet away, my laptop was fluctuating wildly from 38 to 114Mbps. Meanwhile my existing router held a consistent 114 to 144Mbps. Things were better with the included 802.11ac wireless adapter, but the DIR-810L should be able to coexist with my existing 802.11g/n devices.
- While using the included 802.11ac adapter, connection speed dropped dramatically during any kind of traffic, dipping down into 802.11n territory. This is something that all the 802.11ac routers seem to do, but it sure doesn't help make a case for upgrading.
- After a month, stopped consistently staying connected and would start dropping connection.
- Very short cord on power brick.

Other Thoughts: I've had mixed results with D-Link in the past and hoped they had got their act together since, but for me personally, no such luck yet. Not really worth the time or effort for me to send it back if it's going to keep having issues. Hopefully things improve with firmware updates.

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3 out of 5 eggsNot for Gaming but basic will do

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: The design is very stylish to accommodate your devices look, at least in my case. No big antennas sticking out like an eye sore, also very light. The set-up was a breeze and was connected in less than 5 minutes and that is including the registration of the device. Comes with a pre-program password so your secure out of the box for those who aren’t tech savvy. The other best thing about this router is that it has dual band connections, so if interference is a problem in your area this will solve the problem. I went from 4 bars to 5 bars easily anywhere around my house with no lag what so ever, something that was able to obtain in my old router at close range. WPS button was the best thing on this router being that most of my devices have that option so I didn’t have to spend time typing my long protective password on some of the devices. The AC Dual band connection type was something that was new to me and was surprise on how fast it was when I used the D-Link Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter with it. I use this USB adapter on my laptop instead of the internal one that comes with it because the connection is so much faster, especially if you’re watching HD video on N3tfl1x. But HD streaming does lag on my other devices that do not have this technology, hummm.

Cons: The price for this 10/100 is way too much, I would love to see the price slash about $20 because there are better routers for this price range that are a Gigabit Ethernet connections. Of course some of the extras do accommodate with the price but when it comes to blue ray video streaming it lags a bit. Transfer connections between devices are a bit sluggish but when you run AC Dual Band there is a slight jump. I guess that if you buy devices that are compatible with this D-Link that happen to be D-Link than there a bit of a problem because you’re trying to upgrade your router not your entire network. I ran this router for a whole month before I decided to make this review and I notice that from time to time it will disconnect then connect back again but it frustrating if you’re playing games, I notice that it was running hot but that is because I have other devices near it, so do not overlap other items or devices with it or it will overheat easily.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this item to people who are upgrading from their old G router to this one but I would not recommend this router for gaming or a business network. This is your basic router with some extras and nothing more. I ended up connecting my old router back because of the inconsistencies I had with it as far as gaming and video streaming that didn’t have the AC adapter. Not to mention the lack of that 1000 Ethernet connection which I need for my cameras around my house. As far was the Cloud app I didn't see much use of it since I don't really keep track of my network but if you want to know when your kids connect to the internet than this is a perfect spy app.

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4 out of 5 eggsWell Made, Full Featured (mostly), and great for typical home users

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: It is nice to see little consumer-grade routers like this one finally reaching a serious level of maturity when it comes to build quality and aesthetics. It does not look like many other routers on the market today, but I suspect the upright/hidden antennae design to become a trend as it reduces real estate consumption on your desk or shelf and the performance is fine without gaudy antennae sticking out, waiting for a toddler to grab and break. It is very small and should be easy to tuck out of the way almost anywhere.

The user interface was clean and complete, with no glaring omissions and even the most advanced settings within easy reach. D-Link's admonition to switch ISP-provided equipment is a good one, albeit unnecessary for many people. Not taking this step with certain cable/DSL interfaces can cause double-NATing, which could block a lot of games, remote support apps, P2P/Bittorrent, and in some cases generate network congestion at your internet connection, slowing things down some.

The WPS button worked on the first try every time, even with range extenders/repeaters. This is expected on routers these days, but some keep the WPS open and prevent changes from being saved to the router's settings. There was no sign of this bug.

Many routers come out of the box with the wi-fi open and unsecure. It was refreshing to see security already in place from the factory and a handy card in the box with the defaults printed on it for easy setup.

The setup wizard was cute, but I rarely mess with those in favor of getting under the hood and setting things up manually. Both methods work without a hitch, as opposed to some routers I have reviewed recently that force the user to dawdle through a wizard before any serious work can begin.

The Android app is a cool bonus, but mainly amounts to fluff, as it has very little practical application. If this were more of a SOHO router it would be useful to a professional with clients who use this router, but this unit is clearly not intended for that environment.

Cons: My primary complaint is the same as every other eggxpert so far. What's with the 10/100 ports? These can present a major bottleneck between wired devices connected to the router. If you just uplink one of the ports to a gigabit switch and abandon the other three in favor of the switch you can alleviate that problem, but it will not prevent bandwidth issues between wireless devices and wired ones, such as trying to stream videos stored on a desktop's hard drive to a tablet or smartphone.

The unit was shipped with a DWA-171 adapter for me to test separately, and it's a good thing. Network behavior through the DWA-171 was choppy, for lack of a better word. Max throughput was fine, but it frequently dropped to strangely low speed and staggered around a lot. I attribute this to local propagation caused by cordless phones and so forth, because switching to 5GHz relieved this behavior a lot, but not enough. Changing to other adapters or using the ones in tablets and smartphones and laptops showed much more consistent performance, although wi-fi, as a whole, is rarely consistent in its performance.

Other Thoughts: I'm not a tough customer and like giving a good product its due. There has to be a major omission or flaw for me to remove an egg. In this case, the 10/100 ports were a terrible mistake on D-Link's part.

While this router clearly lacks the horsepower to provide for the needs of a busy office environment or die-hard power user, it is excellent for the vast majority of home users and highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2013 8:04:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsOver-priced for technology...

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: Easy install without any hitches. All I had to do was connect the power (cable a bit short and clunky) and connect an Ethernet cable to my other router (Netgear R6250). No issue with connecting to network via my laptop which I was using a D-Link DWA-171 USB WiFi dongle to do.

Has both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz frequency. 2.4Ghz is far greater across a house (distance wise) while a 5.0Ghz frequency is better for short-wave close proximity. To date, on both routers I have, I have never found a use for the 5.0Ghz frequency, don't buy this because of that. You most likely won't use it or the fact that you get 1 WiFi bar on the opposite side of your house using 5.0Ghz. Using 2.4Ghz network, I got 3 to 4 bars of 4 across my house, which for all intensive purposes is okay.

When testing the download speeds over WiFi using this router on the DWA-171 USB 2.0 dongle, I got 63ms ping, 27.15Mbps down, and 5.47Mbps up. Mind you I have Bright House Lightning which gives me 70Mbps down and 6Mbps up. For most users, this speed would be sufficient and not noticed. So I'm not going to detract because of that.

I like the small footprint of the router itself. Has a WPS button, but that is for basic users. Being able to monitor your network remotely is cool, but why would you need to? I have had my network infrastructure setup and forgot about it. No need to monitor it.

One thing I liked about the administration setup screens is the MAC address filtering option. My $150+ Netgear R6250 has a horrible setup screen, this one is much easier to use, but this is the only screen that made me happy, the rest...not so much.

Cons: Pricey for a router with 10/100 ports and somewhat clunky as it were administrative navigation screen. Router is more for a basic user who doesn't want any frills that just does the job. Advanced users might be annoyed with the "setup" for initial use. I prefer to explore the prompts myself manually without being asked questions.

There is no wall-mount feature for this router, which honestly is starting to drive me nuts with routers. I don't want a router on my desk, I hate it when my desk is cluttered or featherweight routers are falling over. Wall-mounting out of the way is the only way to go. I had to drill my last router to make it mountable, but there is no way to drill this one...

Navigating the administration screens is tedious and slow to load. It also is hard to find things you are looking for because there are so many screens and buttons to click. It is not very intuitive IMO.

Most importantly and as stated above, why would I buy a 10/100 router when literally almost everything coming out in 2013 is 10/100/1000 for future proofing itself.

Honestly, I am not sure why anyone would buy this router over any other router with better or equivalent features at a lower price. It doesn't wow you, it just works. Kind of like the steady eddy person at work.

Other Thoughts: Entry level at mid-range pricing. Should be $50-$69...not $99. 5.0Ghz WiFi is pointless unless the router is sitting on top of your laptop/Xbox. Obviously you can use the hardwire Ethernet ports (4) and get better speeds, but you are buying a WiFi router, not a switch.

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3 out of 5 eggsDecent for a small space – recommended with reservations

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: 1. 2 bands
2. Wife friendly design
3. 802.11 AC Draft 2.0
4. Comes with network cable
5. Did not have to upgrade firmware to make it work
6. Comes with software
7. My Dlink app
8. Card with preprogramed password

There is a lot to recommend this router. First is has the 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz bands. This is important because there can be a lot of traffic on the 2.4 Ghz band. It gives you another options, as long as your device supports the 5.0 Ghz band. It looks good, and can be hidden in your décor, instead of having antennas sticking.

This is the first router that I have used in the last two years that did not have to have the firmware upgraded before it would work. Kudos to Dlink for making the device work out of the box. No software was needed to make it work. I set-up my network in about 20 minutes without a hitch. This includes devices with static IP addresses. If you have a home server this allows access through the internet.

Occasionally, you can find an unsecure wireless network. This router eliminates that immediately. It has a baked in password, which is on the router, a card comes with it, and it is taped to the top of the router too. In other words, it is secure when you set it up.

I liked the My Dlink App. It installed and just worked. There was some set-up on line to make it happen. This then gives you control from your android of apple device. See cons on the wisdom of this.

Cons: 1. Range
2. Transfer rates are slow
3. 801.22 AC is still in draft
4. Requires an 8011.22 AC capable computer or adaptor card
5. Security concerns with the My Dlink App
6. 10/100 Rear Ethernet ports
7. Non-dimmable or hidden LEDs

This device should be limited to small houses and apartments. It has a fair signal at 25’ away through a wall. If you are going beyond that length, you should look for a different router. Throughput really suffers the further your get. I got a signal almost 50’ away through a wall, but the connenction was weak, especially on the 5.0 Ghz band, which is not too surprising.

On a 1.5 GB file, I could only get transfer rates around 5 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band, and 2 Mbps on the 5.0 Ghz band at 25 feet through one wall. This is a far cry from the advertised of 300 Mbps and 433 Mbps respectively. I was using a Dlink DW171 adapter during this test. So I disabled it and tried the backed in N adapter. The results were the same. I tried a different computer at this location and got the same results. Conclusion, the router could not handle the distance well. At 50 feet, the results were much slower at 2 Mbps and .9 Mbps. I had to run the test a couple of times in the 5.0 GHz band because it dropped the single a couple times. When I moved very near the router – 4 feet, as expected, the results were much, much better. Both bands found speeds around 100 Mbps. The AC adapter did make a little difference, but not that much. There is a reason for this speed – see below.

The 802.11AC spec has not been ratified yet. It is much closer than it was even a couple of months ago. This router is draft 2.0. Dlink states on their website about the 802.11AC Spec

The new 802.11ac standard is going through the certification process with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE – the official wireless standards committee), and is expected to be ratified in early 2014. Wireless device manufacturers at the forefront of the new market are rapidly producing AC-ready products, such as Apple’s MacBook Air and Samsung’s Galaxy S4, so early adopters can rejoice: it’s possible to upgrade to 802.11ac now.

The problem is that there is no guarantee that this will 802.11AC compatible, when the final specification is adopted. I believe it is far enough along on the draft process that it may very well be, but early adopters should beware. The 802.11N, G, B and A functions will work because it is backwards compatible.

Very few device can us the 802.11AC currently. There are some, the above paragraph names a couple. That does not mean everyone will need to adopt the new spec yet.

The my Dlink App does pose a security concern. The problem is security within the Android or Apple IOS environments is not proven at this point. While it is a neat function, I would use this with care.

The final thing that surprised me is that the router only has 10/100 Mbps ports. Why? The 1000Mbps Ethernet p

Other Thoughts: There is lot to like about this router. The good mostly outweigh the bad. The problem is throughput, especially when you get a reasonable distance. Walls are common in buildings, and not being able to handle 25’ and a wall is really inexcusable. The look is good, except for the LEDs, but every router I have seen has LEDs on the front. ASUS for example has a great looking router with 5 bright blue LEDs on the front. The two green ones on this router are not as obnoxious.

Most routers get hot after they have been running for some time. I have an older cisco router that overheated once a week. It would have to be rest, so that it would work again. The Dlink Dir836L I was using before this one also developed some heat. This router is cool to the touch. This is a good sign. I have not broken open the case to check it, but it seems to me that the cool exterior a very good sign. I have not had problems within the two weeks I have been running it.

So, who should by this router. An apartment dweller or small house owner would be a good choice. It is inexpensive, so even if the 802.11 AC is not compatible with the final spec, it is still decent. It is nice having two bands, so that your computers and other devices can run separately from each other. Also the 5 GHz band is great because it is relatively free of traffic. This is a real bonus in an apartment situation. If you are looking for a new router to replace a lightning damaged unit, or need one for your set-up. I would think about this one only if you are in a fairly small environment. I would not purchase this router as an upgrade to an existing router that works.

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3 out of 5 eggsGood for the basic user, not for the power user

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: The DIR-810L is small, compact, sleek, and stylish. It has a remarkably small footprint, as others have stated. The router has a nicely sized & easy to reach on/off button & WPS button, 4 LAN ports, and dual band wireless connectivity. This unit excels at 2.4 Ghz with impressive range. (I have a long house lengthwise and the distance from my kitchen to my bedroom is quite long with walls and rooms in between. I get 5 bars in there. The initial setup of the router was simple. Plug in the unit, open your internet browser and instantly the user interface for the router comes up to guide you on a step by step process. It took me less than 5 minutes to get the router set up from plugging it in to accessing the internet. The push button WPS feature is really nice and easy to use. I connected my R2000 Wide Format printer in under a minute with this feature and drivers are instantly shared with other computers on the network for use. Access Control is an awesome tool for controlling your network. AC is very easy to use once you figure out how it's structured; the help section in the router is very useful in this case. (See Cons for more on this).

Cons: For all its positives the router itself is crippling for anyone other than the average internet user. The router does have 4 internet LAN ports however they are only 10/100 which is pretty unfortunate because it's 2013 and every router of any price should have 10/100/1000 at this point. The 810L does not have any mounting holes; I consider this a con because wall mounting helps with a clean look and the foot for the unit won’t help it stand up steady with many Ethernet cables plugged in. As good as Access Control is, it does have its limits. You cannot have a separate block list for websites based on individual computers. You only can setup a master list of blocked websites to be applied to ALL computers on the network. The interface after the initial setup is very confusing at first. The website nature of it is a nice touch and I love that the help is integrated into it however the structuring and hierarchy of some of the menus is numbingly redundant and will leave you questioning whether or not you were just in that section and will cause you to revisit it repeatedly. Example: Finding how to rename 2.4 Ghz & 5 Ghz connections was really hard to find because there are so many similarly named options. It took me 5-10 minutes to figure this out the first FEW times, I still couldn't tell you exactly where it is. The Biggest flaw of this router, even more so than the 10/100 ports, is the 5 Ghz band connection. The range of the 5 Ghz band is so small it is almost not worth using. It is Approx. half as long of a range than the 2.4 Ghz connection. I cannot use 5 Ghz speed in my bedroom when the 2.4 Ghz connection has 5 bars because this has 1 to no bars. However when the 5 Ghz band is within range and does work it is fast and stable.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this router is entry AC device and for casual or basic internet users. I would not recommend this router for power users or media enthusiasts unless you're planning on having the router close by for the 5 Ghz connection. I will state again that the 5 Ghz connection range is extremely small compared to the 2.4 Ghz connection. 10/100 is also not suited for power users or enthusiast.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood First AC Router

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router (DIR-810L)

Pros: Worked right out of the box. I hesitate to call this a pro, since this is pretty much the status quo for any router these days. D-Link has been successful with their "Zero Configuration" software that walks you through all of the essential setup so that a novice should have no problem getting this up and running.

Price wise, this is one of the least expensive routers to offer 802.11AC speeds, and it doesn't skimp out on all previous protocols as it supports B, G, and N devices as well.

Testing AC speeds with the D-Link DWA-171 802.11AC wireless adapter yielded slightly faster speeds on my laptop than the laptop's built in Wireless-N card. Transferring a 1GB MKV file wirelessly in the same room as the router about 10 feet away yielded about 140 Mb/sec. Moving into the bedroom about 20 feet away and through 2 interior walls, speeds dropped off pretty quickly to around 25 Mb/sec. This is on part with my Linksys E2000 I was using previously, so I think that the router is doing what it should in terms of signal strength.

Cons: The biggest con of this router is the lack of Gigabit ports. I understand that not everyone needs Gigabit ports, but it is difficult to understand the target market for this router. On one hand. I applaud D-Link for bringing to market a sub $70 router with AC capability, but I believe that the people who are most likely wanting to use these higher speeds will be the same people with higher demands for their router, which this model clearly is not the target audience for. Wireless AC devices are still pretty scarce and for the average casual internet user, Wireless N is still more than adequate. I streamed 1080p video from a local media server to XBMC and this router had no problems keeping up with the bandwidth, however, my old Wireless-N only Linksys E2000 could accomplish that task with no problems.

Other, less critical cons, are the extremely lightweight cheap feel for the router. D-Link made the curious decision to design this router to stand up vertically, instead of sitting flat like most routers. While this looks pretty, the router is so light, it easily gets pulled over by the cords hanging out of the back. Furthermore, there really isn't any glamorous way to secure it to a wall or a desktop. My recommendation here would be some 3M double-sided tape.

Another minor quibble is the power cord which is about 3 feet long. This is shorter than most router power cords, so I had to do a little bit of rearranging to get this thing plugged into the same location where my old E2000 was. I guess having a short cord could be seen as a good thing for cable management, it was just unexpected.

Other Thoughts: Neither a pro or a con, this device is loaded with D-Link's cloud apps. I think the idea of setting up your own personal cloud and accessing it from a smartphone sounds really cool, but in reality, I dont see this as a feature that the target audience for this router would use. This is an entry level router made of cheap plastic and skimping on Gigabit Ethernet ports. The target audience would be someone who has no need for high speed wired data transfers and is looking for an entry level router. I think this router would be better served if D-Link skimped on the software side, and used that cost savings to up the ports.

On the other hand, I guess you have to start somewhere. This router doesnt do anything poorly. It is comparable to most other entry to mid level routers. The setup is easy, the wireless range and speeds are comparable to previous sub $100 routers I've used, it offers WPS and a Zero Config setup, but as I said earlier, this is standard these days, so I can't really give them any credit for features that should be there anyway.

If someone came to me and said they wanted a router for casual internet usage with occasional HD video streaming, for around $70, I would probably recommend a Wireless-N router with Gigabit ports and not even bother with AC at this point.

In a nutshell, it would be difficult to figure out who the target market is for this router. This router has state of the art wireless, with yesterday's ethernet ports. Its extremely lightweight and doesnt sit well on my desk, but its easy to setup and does what it should. I guess for $70, its not a bad deal, I just think theres better ways to spend your money.

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