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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
  • $74.99
  • $69.99
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4 out of 5 eggs D-Link Wireless AC750 03/17/2014

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

Pros:

Very easy to setup a home network and unlike "readyshare", hooking up an external hard drive was painless. Every DLNA connection worked perfect the first time, and has since. Sleek design, small footprint, doesn't throw off a ton of heat, and for the most part, is a reliable connection. The remote connect app worked well on my Samsung S3, which is surprising, as a lot of others apps flat out don't work and promise future updates/patches/firmware to make advertised features actually work. This one does right out of the box. It's sad that we're at a time where something is a positive if it works as advertised, but I digress....

Cons:

Power cord is short and limits mounting options. 5Ghz range was sufficient, but overall the range was nothing to write home about. Did experience a drop in connection the day after initial setup and had to undo all connections, hard restart and start from scratch. A mild nuance, but has worked solid ever since. Would be nice if an AC adapter was included as it's such a new standard, but at the price point, I understand why it's not.

Other Thoughts:

I previously had a Netgear 3700 that I used as a benchmark for this D-Link router. I'll be honest, I didn't expect much from this little router at first. However, I was very impressed with how painless it was to setup from start to finish and within a reasonable range, the throughput was very impressive. For those familiar with the 3700, it's no slouch (while it doesn't have the AC band) and was a Maximum PC best of the best for some time. This AC750 was actually FASTER across all bands with the only downside being slightly less range. Range is very subjective of course and depends on your house, where you installed/placed the router, etc., but when placed in the same spot as my 3700, the range was slightly less but speeds were a marked improvement on all devices, be it wireless or a wired connection. That is impressive. I then upgraded to the far more expensive Nighthawk and for grins benchmarked that against the D-Link. Admittedly, that isn't a fair fight, but for comparison sake, it was within 5% of the overall speed of the Nighthawk for a fraction of the cost and the D-Link was much easier to setup. Readyshare was a royal pain to setup and connect via DLNA (i.e. Roku, PS3) where as the AC750 was literally plug and play. Speeds are slower over USB on the AC750 (to be expected) but I still had no issues streaming BD rips and music.
Overall, for the entry price into a decent wireless AC router, this is a very good "bang for the buck". If you don't have a large space (under 3500 sq ft) with several brick walls killing your signal and you're looking for something you can simply plug in and enjoy, look no further.

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