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D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router, 2x 5dBi Antennas (DIR-816L)

  • Wi-Fi AC750 Performance (up to 300Mbps and 433Mbps)
  • 4 x 10/100M wired ports
  • Easy setup with mobile app or browser
  • External antennas for great coverage and range
  • mydlink SharePort Features

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • G W.
  • 4/28/2016 2:48:43 AM

3 out of 5 eggsDopped connections

Pros: Excellent Range
Personal Cloud Storage
Dual network (if you can utilize it)

Cons: Dropped connections

Other Thoughts: I purchased this router to replace my DIR-610 which had run flawlessly for years, and still works fine.
You can say I have faith in the Dlink products.
The cloud feature is great for sharing media on connected TV's throughout the house.
Problem is, after running the 816 for less than two weeks it has begun to drop its connection and has to be re-booted.
I checked with my ISP to verify any service to my area recently and found nothing recent.
So, I hooked up the old 610 for a couple of days and had no dropped connections.
Now back using the 816, I have just this morning disabled the 5 GHz Wi-Fi network
(not used anyway) to see if I still get the dropped connections.
Not ready to give up on the router as I love the cloud, and the speed and range are excellent.
We shall see what happens, then call Dlink customer support.
Presently I can not firmly commend nor condone the D-Link Wireless AC750 but the dropped connection issue seems to be a popular problem.

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  • JOHN C.
  • 9/15/2015 2:06:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslasted a year

Pros: When new worked very well

Cons: after a year it started dropping out and needing to be manually reset and got worse over time. finally I switched back to my old netgear WNDR3400 and have had no problems since.

Other Thoughts: save your money buy another brand

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  • Krishnan P.
  • 6/7/2015 7:56:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable router

Pros: Was good when it worked(2 months)

Cons: Dropping connection, needs a power recycle everyday,range issues

Other Thoughts: I have had this router for more than a year now. Things were good for the first 2 months or so. After that issues came up - first with dropping connection once in a day followed by bad wifi range. With time , it became more and more frequent. I have always updated to the latest firmware as and when they become available(now running ver 2.06). . The router is kept away from all other devices which can cause interference(including the cordless phone). I even tried using 5Ghz band alone. But nothing seems to help.I gave up and hooked in my old wireless N router and everything is ok now. I should have gone with the reviews before buying it. Never ever going to buy a DLink product again.

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  • Michael P.
  • 12/20/2014 10:29:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Router I've Ever Purchased

Pros: Easy set up, better than average range.

Cons: This is actually my 2nd of these routers within the year! The first was very graciously replaced by Newegg within 90 days when the WAN port failed. The 2nd unit lasted only slightly longer (9 months) before ALSO suffering from a failed WAN port.

Other Thoughts: I am a technology consultant, and refer and recommend a multitude of products to my customers. D-Link has now dropped to the bottom of my list.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback as we take the input into great consideration and we are sorry to hear that you are encountering issues with the product. Please note that the warranty period for hardware for this product is two years. We advise that you contact our technical support team by calling 1-877-453-5465 to get your problem resolved. Thank you for choosing D-Link and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • Edward B.
  • 11/14/2014 12:46:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDIR816L

Pros: has great wireless range. interfaces easily. when using with internet router/modem (from ISP) make sure to use a different network number for the DIR816L. have PC, Apple, and Android devices connecting without problems.
I had interface problems when I changed internet providers. the internet provider gave me the run around for 5 hours with no success.
contacted DLink customer support (level 1) (Case number: C6575916) support tech ID:AR004212
The tech had infinite knowledge of the product and didn't have to pause to find the answer. She understood the process to setup the device and then troubleshoot problems as the arise.

Cons: The guest network setup is not part of the standard wireless setup. One must shop around for the settings to locate it. Once there its pretty simple.

Other Thoughts: nice unit for the money. Dlink tech support is superior... if you get a knowledgeable one.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the business and we are glad to hear you are happy with your purchase. Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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  • David s.
  • 7/19/2014 2:22:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust installed

Pros: Customer service is AAA+. had inital problem with router not talking to my isp...after i answered several questions, d-link agent (AR004274 ) was able to step me through the process of of getting it to work. (my wireless router and my Hughs net modem had the same address. ) Router is much faster than my old Zoom. Was running today at 58 mbs.

Cons: none yet....

Other Thoughts: got it for a song at newegg...well worth $30

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback and are glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase. If you ever run into any problems feel free to contact us for assistance by calling 1-877-453-5465. We thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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  • George K.
  • 7/2/2014 5:33:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to set up, and inexpensive with NewEgg coupon. Runs like a pro. Set it up with an old Motorola Surboard Modem and replaced my Docsis 3 integrated modem router with no performance downgrade. We typically have 8 or more devices running in our household.

Cons: I wish it came with a little more expanatory documentation. I would have liked to sit down and read about some of the more exotic features. However, the amount of documentation provided is typical for routers these days. If you want more, you need to go looking on line.

Other Thoughts: The USB feature looks interesting, but I've stuck with the basics thus far.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for the review and are glad to hear that you are satisfied with your purchase. If you are looking for our detailed user manual please visit Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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  • Eric W.
  • 6/25/2014 11:38:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Cheap. big antennas.

Cons: 10/100 wired ethernet speed is a huge problem. Even though the AC side is capable of 433 mbps according to the specs, u'd never see that type of speed if your connection needs to go thru wired.

Other Thoughts: i bought these to hopefully extend the range of my wireless network, and reduce my reliance on 2.4 ghz radios since they interfere with my cordless phones. i was able to download a file from my NAS at speeds up to 11 Mbps over 802.11ac. Swapping out the Dlink router for the latest gen airport extreme gets me over 40Mbps all else being equal. Obviously the 10/100 ethernet is holding back some speed.

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1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this brand

Pros: 802.11ac means you're on the latest wireless technology. The range of this router isn't quite as good as some of Dlink's other offerings but is better than you'll get on 802.11n. The AC1750 is faster, has more range and can handle more traffic at once but also costs twice as much. Model number is: DIR-868L if you wanna look it up. All in all this is a pretty good router that should handle the use of a single person no matter what they're doing or a family doing light tasks on the internet like simply browsing facebook and reddit and such. However if you have more demanding needs like multiple people doing online gaming, multiple people streaming netflix/hulu, file sharing within your home, I'd recommend getting a higher end router. I have a NAS in my house which I use to stream video's to different computers. When doing this to multiple computers the router did choke and lag at times. The price is a little high for what it is.

Cons: Support. Their support is terrible.
That's a picture of what you see when you try to get support. The phone button is greyed out, the email button is greyed out, neither of them do anything. The "chat" button just takes you to their FAQ. It's a somewhat automated FAQ where it tries to find a solution to your problem based on what you type. It doesn't work well. The fact that you have to google "dlink support number" to find the phone number is bad enough. Actually getting through to a person is another problem in itself. I never was able to figure out how to contact them through email. I don't think it's possible.

Other Thoughts: The fact that they don't offer email support in 2014 is completely unacceptable. On top of that the harrowing process of getting support through the phone line makes it all but useless. Yes, they do eventually get around to helping you. But the amount of effort it takes to MAKE them help you means you'd probably be better off just buying a different router. As it's going to take WEEKS and many, MANY of your hours to get done. There is simply no excuse for support this bad.

I've been a proponent of Dlink products for over 10 years. But since their support has descended into this atrocity I can no longer recommend them to anyone. Hopefully they'll see this and make moves to improve on this absolute failure. I still think they make some of the best networking products for the consumer market, but their prices have gone up while their support has all but disappeared. I will not be buying another Dlink product until these issues are solved, proved solved, tested, verified and a decent amount of time has passed to assure me that they won't revert to this primitive abuse of customers again.

I recommend you look at Asus, TP-Link, Cisco, Motorola or Netgear. There are plenty of other options out there. Though I caution you, I cannot guarantee the support of any of these companies except Asus and TP-Link. As for the rest I know their products are generally solid, solid enough I've never had to deal with their support. But I hadn't had to deal with D-link's support in many years so I didn't know they effectively had none until I had to. I suggest you look into before making a final purchase.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for your feedback as we appreciate and value it very much. Please note that you may email D-Link technical support at the following link:, however, please make sure that you have turned off any adblocker or pop-up blocker applications prior to clicking on and or using this link as it will not allow you to click on either of the email support or call support function buttons in order to bring up the proper screens for you to continue viewing and completing either the Email contact information page or the technical support telephone contact information. You may also call D-Link technical support directly at 1-877-453-5465 for assistance as well over the telephone, with any of our D-Link products.

Thank you for choosing D-Link.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/30/2014 8:46:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimple, effective

Pros: Had this router for 5 months. Good wireless range, no dropped connections.

I have two gamer sons who tend to push a router and expose weaknesses. This one has stood up quite well - at least while gaming on Ethernet connections.

No issues streaming HD video over wireless.

I upgraded firmware to version 2.03B03 which I got from DLink's web site. Seems soild with this firmware.

Has Guest access which allows a guest to access the internet over your network, but not access any other network resource such as a printer, or file server.

Has QOS to prioritize certain types of access like VoIP.

Cons: Manual configuration of this router's firmware can be a pain. When considering looking at and considering what is a myriad of options on some of the pages, the router can suddenly timeout and log you off. When this happens, your unsaved changes are lost and you have to start all over again.

The timeout is a good feature for security, but is a bit too quick.

No option to allow the router to reboot itself according to a schedule.

Permanently attached antennas that cannot be replaced.

No option to lock wireless users out of configuration pages.

You can assign a static ip-addresses to a device by MAC address, but those static addresses must be selected from within the configured DHCP range. We have MANY devices and I tend to use various ip ranges to help identify devices who are logged into the network.

I would like a QOS feature that would allow me limit certain users overall bandwidth so that someone cannot grab it all while downloading a torrent, playing a game or whatever. Basically, to limit bandwidth by ip address, not service by type.

Router's physical weight is VERY light. I keep the router centrally located in my home, placed high on a shelf. I run several ethernet cables and the power cord from the router, behind the shelf and down towards the floor. The weight of those cable is enough to pull this lightweight router off a table or shelf.

Other Thoughts: To be fair, most "home" router have the similar faults.

I tend to prefer routers with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware, but this is not an option for this router, at least at this time.

I also tend to stay away from routers with Atheros chip sets because I had some bad experiences in the past. But this router was very inexpensive, and I was in need of an inexpensive router at the time. But I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance.

I would buy again.

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