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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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  • David M.
  • 7/19/2014 2:22:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust installed

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

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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

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 www.support.dlink.com. Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

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

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

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

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. http://i.imgur.com/uPoEnj1.jpg
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: http://support.dlink.com/ContactSupport, 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimple, effective

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

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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  • Jesse E.
  • 5/22/2014 5:42:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThought I got a gem

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

Pros: Usb, AC, Speeds, Interface, Fast re-boots (gets used to it)

Cons: Works when it feels like. New devices connecting kick old ones off or kills the whole internet connection and then needs restarted a time or two to get back to working condition.

Other Thoughts: I have had this router for almost 2 months now and for the last several weeks I have to restart it atleast every morning. This is the bane of a garbage router, one that will not reliable stay connected. I thought I originally had gotten a great sample but after two months and daily disconnects without fail, I am disappointed. If I connect a new device, or a non routine one it will kill the internet connection. I have set it to auto assign IPs, changed the ranges and assigned static IPs to every device and no change.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for the feedback as we greatly appreciate the input you have provided. We are sorry to hear that the DIR-816L keeps dropping connection on you. We advise that you download and install the latest firmware (2.03B03). If you do this and your problem still persists, please click on the link below and fill out the required information. By completing the form we have provided, one of our technical support reps will be able to contact you directly and assist you in resolving the issues you are currently encountering.

http://supportrequest.dlink.com?id=f97cf0f079284ba1829c17f0276f5d6b&token=cc2b8632f9804865a7efce30b7928e40

We thank you for choosing D-Link and hope your problem gets resolved.

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1 out of 5 eggsVery rough. Look elsewhere.

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

Pros: Small and light. Ac band. Decent range. cheap.

Cons: First let me say I updated the firmware immediately once I got it up and running. I hate with a passion that the firmware must be updated over ethernet. I get why, but to require it is b.s. What I do not understand is why manufacturers essentially get similar chipsets from similar chipset manufacturers and continue to butcher the hardware by making bad software. I believe this is the case. My signals look strong strength-wise but my actual connection is significantly lower. I have 150n adapters from two different brands that connected to my old netgear wndr 3700 at a higher link rate than these things. This thing is actually slowing my internet down. I get 105mb from my cable provider and am lucky if i get 50 down with this router, as opposed to around 100 on the wndr 3700. I admit that I don't have ac and that signal strength was weaker on my older router, but only by one bar and when it comes to actual throughput and link rate, my old one beats this any day. I messed around with the settings and bands trying to get better than 65mb link rate and just couldn't. I'm only one floor above my router (and i mean DIRECTLY above) and it's just unacceptable. Also, this thing cuts out all the time. It constantly disconnects randomly. It generally comes back within a few seconds, but this isn't the point. I admit that I am in an area littered with n and g routers (at least 20 I can see) but this never affected my 3700. I think dlink spent too much time trying to make it user friendly with a clean interface, and not enough time making sure the firmware is reliable. It should go stability-> user-friendliness-> aesthetics. This is clearly not the case here. The price might be cheap, but if it doesn't do the most basic of things properly, what's the point? My brother printer (connected via ethernet) was working in the beginning, now doesn't connect. I have never had an issue with that printer through at least 2 routers but when this came along, it worked in the begining then stopped. I really wanted this to be a solid foray into the ac world, but it looks like the ball has been dropped yet again. I suspect since the source code is availble via the gpl statement within the box, someone will make better firmware but to me, they shouldn't rely on the underground guys to make it right, particularly to simply make it stable. I noticed that my response time from the router is bad as well compared to my old. Takes forever to get a response from the dns servers. Put back my old one and all these problems magically disappear.

Other Thoughts: Please look elsewhere. Save yourself the frustration with this thing. It may be cheap but so is it's performance. dlink isn't new to routers, at this point there is really no excuse for bad firmware...at ANY price.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for the feedback as we truly value the input and are sorry to hear that you encountered difficulties with the DIR-816L. We suggest that you make sure that in the settings, set the 802.11 mode to mixed and check the box next to Enable Auto Channel scan so the router will automatically channel hop as needed so that the router selects the channel with the least amount of interference. In addition, confirm that the Channel Width is set to 20/40MHz (only if you are using both n and g devices, if not, set it to 20Mhz). You can find more detailed information about these settings on page 42 of the user manual. If your problem persists, we advise you to visit the link below and fill out the information located in the detailed form. By doing this, one of our reps will be able to contact you directly and provide further assistance in resolving your problems.

http://supportrequest.dlink.com?id=a3a9b94689294a1b8926a1e4576abbf8&token=829bffeb63184255a00eb1e629626ab3

We thank you for choosing D-Link.

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5 out of 5 eggsWhoa.Seriously.Amazing

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

Pros: USB for media DLNA was flawless .
I tested a few HD mkv files and it played without issue.
Ran skifta, to xbox box one, the media pushed perfectly.

All the Great features of tomato firmware.
Qos, access restrictions, remote access, rules, filters, save your settings to hard drive as a bin file, just like my old router, when it comes time to update the firmware.

Dynamic DNS ,free account through dyndns. I use this to access my media server remotely by host name vs IP address which can sometimes change due to the dynamic nature.

Plex works with this, chrome cast as well, didn't need to reconfigure those units/ app.


Newer features like dual channel, all my newer device use 5ghz now, and the old stay on 2.4ghz.

The guest zone is awesome. No more password to give out or sign in.

The email feature when things change on the network is nice.

Mobile app is useful.

Ventilation grills on the front of the unit.

Works with my wireless brother 2280dw printer as well.

Cons: Plastic , light weight, no gig ports.

Other Thoughts: I came from The great linksys WRT54GL and flashed 3rd party firmware (Tomato) increased signal, overclocked, etc...

This new unit outperforms my old router and has all the tweaks I loved in Tomato. I was blown away by the useful features and it's performance easily worth it's weight in gold, no need to dream about the $250 nighthawk. This baby delivers the goods.

This will be my main router from here on out.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for the feedback and are happy to hear that you are satisfied with your purchase. Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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  • Walter B.
  • 4/30/2014 8:00:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrops WAN Connectivity Occasionally

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

Pros: IPv6, generally works OK, lots of features.

Cons: It dropped WAN connectivity three or four times during one month in service. I was able to go to the Status page and Refresh, and that fixed it right up. But I can't keep doing that, especially when I'm on the road. (It can be remotely managed - but not, of course, while the WAN isn't working.)

Other Thoughts: RMAing it for a refund under Newegg's 60 day network policy, which provides plenty of time to wring out problems. Newegg is the best!

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback as we do value it greatly. We are sorry to hear that you were encountering problems with the WAN connectivity and that you have returned the product. For future reference, we suggest that you take advantage of our support program to resolve any issues you experience. Through www.support.dlink.com you can contact our Technical Support team and an agent will be glad to help you. In addition, you will be able to access firmware upgrades, user manuals, and tutorials. We thank you for choosing D-Link.

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  • Allen P.
  • 4/25/2014 8:29:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate to reviews of 1/18 & 2/3/2014

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

Pros: Range ok, very stable, usb stoarge and dlna server works great, good thru-put, 2 firmware updates in last 4 months, great price for a dual band router.

Cons: None any more

Other Thoughts: My final issue is resolved, as reported, I had problems with my Foscam ip camera staying connected. Turned out to be a Foscam issue, not a router issue. A factory reset and firmware upgrade to the camera fixed the issue.

Router has been extremely stable, it has not required a reboot is over a month. Just sits there and runs. Handles both Apple TV and Chromecast streaming without a hiccup ... or buffering.

Only slight cons are the range could be better and no gigabit wired ports. Nether are show stoppers for me. I would take 1/2 egg away for this but rounded up to 5 eggs. A great router for the price.

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