Thursday, March 28th 2013

D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router Now Shipping

D-Link today expanded its line of award-winning Cloud Routers with the availability of the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-850L), offering next-generation wireless speeds for seamless HD video streaming, online gaming and file sharing.

The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router delivers concurrent wireless dual band speeds of up to 300 and 867Mbps, eliminating Wi-Fi interference for faster and more reliable Internet. The router is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices for seamless connectivity.

The AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router offers easy remote network management with the free mydlink Lite app from an iPhone, iPad or Android device as well as a USB port that works with the free SharePort mobile app, enabling users to easily share and enjoy photos, music and movie files from a range of devices. And with the QRS Mobile app, users can quickly and easily setup their router right from their mobile phone.

For fast wired connectivity, the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router also features four Gigabit ports enabling users to connect their Ethernet supported devices, including gaming consoles, laptops or desktop computers.

The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-850L) is now available at Newegg.com for $129.99.
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24 Comments on D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router Now Shipping

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Wireless LAN technologies are improving so fast yet wired LAN is going at a snails pace by comparison. This is disappointing. :(
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#2
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: FordGT90Concept
Wireless LAN technologies are improving so fast yet wired LAN is going at a snails pass by comparison. This is disappointing. :(
Since most hardware supports 10Gbps. :p
There is simply no need for it. Wireless speeds are still kind of poor, but they're getting better. My 5Ghz is jumping between 216Mbit and 300Mbit. Of course that's traffic both ways so it's at least as fast as 100Mbit Ethernet which isn't too shabby.
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
But even 10 Gbps deployment is rare. It's mostly 1 Gbps and 802.11ac is knocking down that door.
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#4
Solidstate89
D-Link - never again. I've had such bad experience with their routers.
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#5
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Solidstate89
D-Link - never again. I've had such bad experience with their routers.
Me too. The last D-Link router I had would randomly restart when too many connections were opened, like when a torrent runs.
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#6
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I don't have any problems with my DGL-4500 and I've had it for years.
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#7
Solidstate89
by: Aquinus
Me too. The last D-Link router I had would randomly restart when too many connections were opened, like when a torrent runs.
Heh, that was exactly why I got rid of mine. Torrenting was the biggest offender, but not the only thing that would cause it to crash.

I've had two ASUS routers since (gave the old one to my Mother) and they've worked flawlessly so far. I've noticed that if you give ASUS about 6 months to get their firmware up to snuff, they're the best damn routers a consumer can buy.
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#8
Jorge
IME D-Link's product design is horrible and customer support is nonexistent. Never again sums it up very accurately.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
its because even at 1.2Gb, wifi is still less than half the speed of 1Gb wired.


1.2Gb bi directional, split between wifi N and wifi AC means that you're gunna get crap all for a single transfer/connection.


also, goddamn, stop with the internal aerials.
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#10
RejZoR
by: FordGT90Concept
Wireless LAN technologies are improving so fast yet wired LAN is going at a snails pace by comparison. This is disappointing. :(
This. You'd expect at least 1Tbps transfers by now considering the constant speed jumps by WLAN networks.
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#11
zallkool
by: FordGT90Concept
Wireless LAN technologies are improving so fast yet wired LAN is going at a snails pace by comparison. This is disappointing. :(
this is a bit false

LAN is just too big too fill when it comes to consumer routers
consumer routers have been using mips for ages now and just within the last couple of years it started using 74k mips cpus and these will never be able to handle full gigabite speeds
for gigabite speeds u need duel core arm cpu and even then i have my doubts if they will be able to reach 1 gigabit with QOS
just look at this

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/74-wan-to-lan

when it comes to download speeds there isnt a single router that can handle full gigabite speeds from wan to lan

not to mention that routers that can handle 800+ mbps will fall down to around 200+ when QOS is enabled because QOS disables CTF or any other kind of acceleration

if your talking about house networking and u want something fast u could do two things buy a 10 gigabite swtich for about 5000+ dollars + or build ur own x86 system using a duel core ivy bridge (atoms wont reach gigabit ) and buy a bunch of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mellanox-ConnectX-EN-10Gbps-MNPH29B-XTC-Network-Card-/151002423611?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item232872213b
Mellanox are the only company that sells these amazing infiniband cards for cheap

check this blog http://davidhunt.ie/wp/?p=232

if u want a 10Gb+ router/switch just buy a fast system with lots of pci express slots and fill them up with used infiniband cards
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: zallkool
this is a bit false

LAN is just too big too fill when it comes to consumer routers
consumer routers have been using mips for ages now and just within the last couple of years it started using 74k mips cpus and these will never be able to handle full gigabite speeds
for gigabite speeds u need duel core arm cpu and even then i have my doubts if they will be able to reach 1 gigabit with QOS
just look at this

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/74-wan-to-lan

when it comes to download speeds there isnt a single router that can handle full gigabite speeds from wan to lan

not to mention that routers that can handle 800+ mbps will fall down to around 200+ when QOS is enabled because QOS disables CTF or any other kind of acceleration

if your talking about house networking and u want something fast u could do two things buy a 10 gigabite swtich for about 5000+ dollars + or build ur own x86 system using a duel core ivy bridge (atoms wont reach gigabit ) and buy a bunch of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mellanox-ConnectX-EN-10Gbps-MNPH29B-XTC-Network-Card-/151002423611?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item232872213b
Mellanox are the only company that sells these amazing infiniband cards for cheap

check this blog http://davidhunt.ie/wp/?p=232

if u want a 10Gb+ router/switch just buy a fast system with lots of pci express slots and fill them up with used infiniband cards
maybe you should edit that, and clear up gigabit Vs Gibabyte, because you seem to be swapping the two back and forth and losing all meaning.
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#13
Widjaja
The main reason why I would consider buying this router is because it's a cylindrical shape.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Widjaja
The main reason why I would consider buying this router is because it's a cylindrical shape.
so that you get a tangle of wires that goes vertical, instead of horizontal?
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
so that you get a tangle of wires that goes vertical, instead of horizontal?
Huh? The ports are on the back.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Frick
Huh? The ports are on the back.
but they go UP. meaning theres a snakes nest coming out the back, that you cant tidy up.
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
but they go UP. meaning theres a snakes nest coming out the back, that you cant tidy up.
Oohhh oh yeah i understand now. You can tidy them up for sure, a bit at least. My router stands up so its the same for me and i can tidy that up if i wanted to.
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#18
terrastrife
You'd think vertical ports would be easier to tidy as you can simply run them straight down through conduit or velcro ties or whatever, without having to bunch them together first as they all fall vertically together.
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: terrastrife
You'd think vertical ports would be easier to tidy as you can simply run them straight down through conduit or velcro ties or whatever, without having to bunch them together first as they all fall vertically together.
but they dotn fall vertically together - they have to rest either on top of, or beside each other.


as an example: if your router was flat on a desk, you'd have all the cables side by side, going straight down behind/off the desk.

with this, they're all at different heights, and thanks to gravity they're competing - they all want to fall into the same space. that means some cables have to go our horizontal further before they can 'drop' vertically.


a router with both options makes sense. a router with only vertical ethernet ports does not.


edit: yes you can zip tie them together and make it all nice and neat. but with horizontal you dont need to.
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#20
terrastrife
by: Mussels
edit: yes you can zip tie them together and make it all nice and neat. but with horizontal you dont need to.
Have you tried to make cables from a light consumer device that has horizontal cabling tidy or go through a desk port? :P
bundling the cables together lifts the device off the table, but if they were all vertical sure they try to fall into the same space, that's exactly what you'd want to be bundling them all together <:
But I guess it all depends on how you run your cables. I like to keep devices accessable but out of the way, so they sit far back along my tables or in corners, where the cabling needs to instantly all form the smallest possible single route, my dinky little Billion router is velcroed to the table because bunching the cables together without giving them enough room (say about 30cm) just lifts the router off the table. With every cable vertical you can tightly pack them together so that they hold their shape, using the prior shorter cable to keep it's sharp angle required to drop down a hole in a table :P
I'd also hope it's heavy too, to keep it stable <:
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
by: terrastrife
Have you tried to make cables from a light consumer device that has horizontal cabling tidy or go through a desk port? :P
no i have not. perhaps thats why we have different opinions on this. we have different desks.
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#24
remixedcat
My Amped R20000G can be both horiz or vert and I prefer it horizontally.

Have you tried having sex standing up... it's not as good. This is what mussels is tryinna tell yah
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