Thursday, December 14th 2017

D-Link Launches Duo of Gigabit Wi-Fi Routers for Home Users

D-Link has announced the launch of two new routers, designed specifically to meet the demands of the modern home. The DIR-878 Gigabit Router and DIR-882 Gigabit Router offer the fastest wireless speeds and most extensive coverage currently available on the market.

Both Wi-Fi Gigabit Routers come with Multiple-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) with Advanced AC SmartBeam. MU-MIMO technology allows the routers to send and receive large amounts of data to and from devices simultaneously, increasing throughput and application responsiveness, whilst Advanced AC SmartBeam steers the wireless signal to where it is needed to significantly improve wireless range. Using innovative 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, both routers also offer combined wireless speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps and 2.533 Gbps respectively.
The increasing number of connected devices within a modern home, combined with the increasing prevalence of 4K streamed media, means that it is essential that a home's network speed and bandwidth is able to meet these requirements. The routers' innovative technology therefore enables consumers to stream video in 4K, enjoy seamless online gaming, transfer large files and browse the internet with a greater number of devices simultaneously and seamlessly.

Key features:
  • Better Wi-Fi for more devices - 802.11ac technology on the 5 GHz band means higher quality connections for a greater number of devices, providing greater throughput for each of a consumers' wireless devices.
  • Quality of Service - built-in QoS engine allows prioritization of traffic, to ensure the most important applications receive optimal bandwidth.
  • Increased performance and reliability - Dual-band technology with SmartConnect distributes traffic over two dedicated Wi-Fi radios, optimizing network performance and reliability.
  • Dependable wired performance - Gigabit Ethernet ports for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and gaming consoles.
  • Easy to secure - Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) establishes encrypted wireless connections to new devices without the need to enter settings or create passwords. The built-in firewall provides access controls and protects against malicious attacks.
  • Instant file sharing - Super Speed USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0 port on the DIR-882 facilitates easy sharing of documents, movies, pictures and music across your entire home network
For more information, please visit: http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/home-solutions

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4 Comments on D-Link Launches Duo of Gigabit Wi-Fi Routers for Home Users

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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Is it just me or when I think of D-Link what comes to mind is cheap unreliable equipment?
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AnarchoPrimitiv
I cannot stand how when it comes to wireless routers, advertisements are allowed to essentially lie...the whole thing with "combined speeds"...the majority of ill informed customers probably think they're getting a router than can do 1.9Gbps over wireless, when in reality that isn't the case at all....why is it that you don't see NICs doing this? like the Intel X550-T2 card I recently purchased with 2x 10GBase-T ports on it...it doesn't advertise that it's a 20Gbps NIC, does it? so why is it allowed with these routers?
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
"AnarchoPrimitiv said:
I cannot stand how when it comes to wireless routers, advertisements are allowed to essentially lie...the whole thing with "combined speeds"...the majority of ill informed customers probably think they're getting a router than can do 1.9Gbps over wireless, when in reality that isn't the case at all....why is it that you don't see NICs doing this? like the Intel X550-T2 card I recently purchased with 2x 10GBase-T ports on it...it doesn't advertise that it's a 20Gbps NIC, does it? so why is it allowed with these routers?
Ask the ones who write the regulations on these devices...

There are certain techniques that have been around for networking since Windows 98 1.0
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fanchiuho
"AnarchoPrimitiv said:
I cannot stand how when it comes to wireless routers, advertisements are allowed to essentially lie...the whole thing with "combined speeds"...the majority of ill informed customers probably think they're getting a router than can do 1.9Gbps over wireless, when in reality that isn't the case at all....why is it that you don't see NICs doing this? like the Intel X550-T2 card I recently purchased with 2x 10GBase-T ports on it...it doesn't advertise that it's a 20Gbps NIC, does it? so why is it allowed with these routers?
Also MU-MIMO which just one home-use router as of now is even certified
Also the fact that theoretical speeds of using 1024-QAM (or "Broadcom NitroQAM") are bloated compared to 256-QAM simply because it's not the ac standard and as such no receiving wireless device would bother implementing it bar one or two dedicated high-end wifi cards. So with "combined speeds" it's a convenient package of 2 bamboozles in 1.
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