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D-Link DIR-860L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Redoing my Previous Review, Worst Router 08/07/2015

This review is from: D-Link DIR-860L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Was good while it worked, Price was low

Cons: Mostly broken now.
Had 2 lan ports on the router die on me yesterday.
Additionally the router has started to drop the internet connection periodically.
Meaning that I cannot maintain a stable connection anymore.
I drop from IRC, Skype and Teamviewer aswell as my Cloud music players disconnect on a regular basis.

Other Thoughts: This router had mixed reviews online. I decided to give it a go as I had good experiences with older D-Link products.
This one is not good.
I should have heeded the bad reviews.

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D-Link DIR-860L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I've been using this for a few weeks now. Bought it due to it being on a great sale.
Overall its very fast, the 5 Ghz network spreads far, but your results may vary (See Other)

Wireless 2.4Ghz (N/B/G) Spreads further than review sites claimed.
I have no problems really getting 2.4Ghz N on the opposite side of my 1450sq foot house (Total distance is about 40 feet).
Also has Gigabit Ethernet ports!

Cons: Logs you out for "inactivity" almost instantly from the control panel.

Tower design looks cool, but doesn't fit on most shelves....
Also its very light so the lan cables can easily pull it over (not very stable).

Other Thoughts: I found that with 5Ghz (AC & N) the signal strength really depends on the adapter. Some adapters show almost full signal from the opposite side of the house, my phone even gets 5Ghz across the street from my house.
But one of my laptops shows only 2 bars when its about 30 feet away....
This is just how 5Ghz is, don't be surprised (not the routers fault anyway).

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D-Link DIR-860L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy to setup, Wifi reaches across my house with great speeds.
My old Simple Netgear N300 w/ Stock antenna's was only able to get 0.02mb/sec on the opposite side of my new house.
This gets 18-26mb/sec which is almost my full internet speed.
This is about 50 feet away through multiple walls (same floor though) and using 2.4Ghz N.
The 5Ghz N gave a solid 26-32mb although your mileage will vary based on what adapter you are using.
I tested with a HTC One M9.
Everything else in the house is on 2.4Ghz and gets great signal.
No drops

Cons: No Ports for external antenna's.
Weird Design that is hard to hide

Other Thoughts: Bought it refurbished and figured I'd try it out instead of getting an ASUS router.
I had great results with DLink in the past from the DIR-612 days (still running after 10+ years in my parents house)

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Display Name: James I.

Date Joined: 11/27/05

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  • Last Review: 08/07/15
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