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D-Link Ships its First 802.11ac Router to Lead Next Generation of Wi-Fi


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Delivering gigabit wireless speeds, higher capacity and broader coverage for home networks, D-Link today announced its first 802.11ac router – the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) – is now available. The Cloud Router 5700 offers superior dual-band wireless performance of up to 1750Mbps for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, and features D-Link's industry-leading Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. The Cloud Router 5700 provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link's SharePort mobile app.

Equipped with Broadcom's 5G WiFi (802.11ac) chip, the Cloud Router 5700 delivers the world's fastest wireless speeds at up to 1750 Mbps (1300 ac + 450 n) – three times faster than the fastest Wireless N technology. Easy to set-up and delivering faster speeds and greater coverage, the Cloud Router 5700 is ideal for wireless HD video streaming and multi-person online gaming. Using the 5GHz band, the Cloud Router 5700 allows for less interference and a cleaner connection. In addition, the Cloud Router 5700 provides future proof with support of the IPv6 standard and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11n wireless standards, ensuring that current products and networks do not become obsolete.

"D-Link's support of 802.11ac technology underscores an ongoing commitment to provide the industry's latest and most comprehensive home network," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Powered by 802.11ac technology, the Cloud Router 5700 not only tackles all the wireless needs of today's connected home with unparalleled wireless signal and strength, but also caters directly to today's mobile lifestyle with D-Link's mydlink Cloud Services that enable consumers to monitor internet activity and access content saved onto a USB thumb drive via the SharePort app."

The Cloud Router 5700 delivers a range of performance and security features, including:
  • Up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac: 1300Mbps 802.11ac + 450Mbps Wireless
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • App-enabled remote monitoring and control: mydlink Lite App
  • Easy media sharing: Wirelessly access videos, music and photos on your iPad, iPhone or Android device from any connected USB drive with SharePort Mobile app
  • Extended wireless coverage: Powered amplified wireless signal
  • Total Security: Complete set of security features including an SPI firewall and WPA2 to protect your network against intruders
  • IPv6 Ready for future internet service performance, security and overall reliability
"The improved speed and range enabled by our 5G WiFi technology make it the preferred solution for the new generation of wireless routers," said Dino Bekis, Broadcom Senior Director, Access and Wireless Entertainment Business. "D-Link routers based on 5G WiFi will deliver reliable video streaming, faster file transfers, and an overall more satisfying wireless experience."

Availability and Pricing
The Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is now available with a retail price of $189.99 at Amazon.com and Newegg.com.
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no detachable antennas? your product is shit!


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Yes and...

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Broadcom based, 2x2:2 802.11ac / 802.11n

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Probably Broadcom based, 2x2:2 802.11ac / 802.11n
Release Q3 2012, $69.99 target price point
Swivel design
NETGEAR Unveils More Draft 802.11ac Products - SmallNetBuilder

3x3:3 802.11ac / 802.11n
Broadcom based
Not yet released
ASUS press release

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Broadcom based
Not yet released
ASUS press release

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After owning my D Link router for a year, I will probably never buy another. Honestly just getting a cheap router and flashing it with WWDRT yielded far better results then my 200$ D Link ><


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After owning my D Link router for a year, I will probably never buy another. Honestly just getting a cheap router and flashing it with WWDRT yielded far better results then my 200$ D Link ><
I have no qualms with D-Link. I have been running rock solid for over 7 years on a DGL-4100. Every maker has average models as well as faulty products...


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I have no qualms with D-Link. I have been running rock solid for over 7 years on a DGL-4100. Every maker has average models as well as faulty products...
My D-link GamerLounge (their first model with 4x gigabit ethernet and 802.11g turbo) burned up 5 of its power supply adapters thus far. One adapter dies every 9-12 months.

The bizarre part is that adapters I'm currently using are more powerful than the one that came with the router itself, which died even faster. D-link then decided to dump the smaller adapter model entirely and enclose the bigger one with new routers, plus sell bigger one only as a replacement part.

I'm not buying another D-link router again if I can help it.
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D-Link is one of the worst, if not THE worst company there is when it comes to routers. I still don't know how the hell they stay in business, quite frankly... :shadedshu
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Anyone have some advice?

My wife wants to use her laptop downstairs while watching TV, so I am looking at getting a wireless router.

I am looking at some N routers, but I see that some of the new 802.11ac routers are out now, and so I started looking at them.

I found that the AC certification won’t be issued till early next year even though a few are out now.

Are the 802.11ac routers out now “Wi-Fi Certified”?

I don’t think they are since the certification is still not out yet.

From what I understand, these early ‘AC’ routers could have problems with products made after the final certification has been issued next year:

How true is this?