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D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520) Review

D-Link Wireless AC750

The Internet quality in our home is a decisive factor when we want to use our broadband connection for work or leisure. In very little time, products like PLC or WiFi network repeators have become commonplace in the homes of many users that want to go much farther beyond the possibilities offered by their default telephone router. We’ve tried the new D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520) and these are our impressions.

This simultaneous dual-band repeaters allows for the achievement of theorethical speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 433 Mbps on 5 GHz. It’s advisable to warn that, though it always emits on dual-band, we can only amplify the band we select (on either of the two supported bands). Furthermore it doesn’t incorporate Ethernet ports but is designed to amplify a wireless network in a simple and discreet manner.

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TP-Link presents its new dual-band router AC750 Archer C2

TP-Link has launched its new cordless router, the Gigabit AC750 Archer C2, able to work simultaneously on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, being compatible, in addition, with the next Internet protocol IPv6 and the standard Wi-Fi 802.11ac that, as we know, is three times faster than the standard N.

TP-Link AC750

The Archer C2 offers a wireless speed of 733 Mbps, divided into 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2 GHz band, which lets you do intensive, demanding work without a problem—like online games or hi-definition streaming video.

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D-Link, the leader of Wi-Fi AC devices

D-Link led the Wi-Fi AC router market AC in the third quarter of 2013, according to a report about Wi-Fi equipment by the renowned organization ABI Research. This study shows that D-Link controlled 12.7% of the global market during the third quarter of 2013.

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We should note that this study covers the market of Wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment sold to consumers and businesses. This market reached 139.1 million units sold in 2013.

It’s important to note that Wireless N devices still occupy the largest market share of Wi-Fi devices sold last year, although analysts at ABI Research predict that the number will gradually decrease in favor of AC Wireless devices.

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Review: ASUS RT-AC68U: A new kind of router

Introduction

Wi-Fi-AC has been established as a solution for high-speed wireless connections that can take full advantage of fast internet services, flawlessly stream HD video or simply browse the internet as reliably as a wired connection. With the development of new technologies, we’re also seeing new routers that take full advantage of this protocol and offer features to the average user that until some years ago were exclusive to business owners and professional users. The ASUS RT-RT-AC68U is a good example of this and we’ll tell you why.

ASUS RT-AC68U

Hardware

Think about everything you need from a router, and the ASUS RT-AC68U does all that and much more. Hardware-wise, it is flawless; its design is beautiful and has many great features. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best routers anyone can get, as well as one of the most complete.

ASUS’ RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor (ARM) that makes it a very fast and powerful router. It also has 128MB of Flash memory, offering an excellent ROM, and 256MB of RAM so it multitasks commendably. Its hardware is comparable to a high-end modern NAS.

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Linksys WRT1900AC: Last-generation router with the WRT54GL design

Linksys surprised everyone at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Their newest router, once again under the WRT series, is very similar to the well-known Linksys WRT54GL, the best of its time. This new model is the Linksys WRT1900AC and it will undoubtedly set the bar even higher.

The Linksys WRT1900AC is a dual-band router compatible with the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and offers four external MIMO 4T4R antennas you can unmount and replace for better ones. Even though it features four MIMO 4T4T antennas, it’s actually a Three-Stream, capable of offering speeds of up to 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band in Wi-Fi N and up to 1300Mbps in the 5GHz band if you use the Wi-Fi AC standard. The extra antenna improves the performance of the device, giving it an edge over the current MIMO 3T3R routers.

Linksys WRT1900AC

 

Users who had a WRT54GL will surely welcome this new router with open arms. It features am ARM-based dual-core processor at 1.2GHz, 256MB of DDR3 RAM and a 128MB FLASH memory. Perfect for every third-party manufacturer to get to work and offer the best performance.

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Wi-Fi AC1900 routers: Are they worth it? Why not just get an AC1750 one?

In previous reviews, we talked about the latest routers from ASUS and NETGEAR with Wi-Fi AC1900. The main difference between these and the AC1750 is that we can get speeds of up to 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band thanks to the TurboQAM technology available –as of now- only in Broadcom interfaces. There’s a small issue, however: you can only get these speeds with compatible devices, and those aren’t exactly everywhere.

The current Wi-Fi AC1750 cannot be updated to AC1900 via firmware since the hardware won’t support it. The new AC1900 use Broadcom BCM4360 with 3-stream 802.11ac for both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The AC1750 routers use 802.11N chipsets for the 2.4GHz band and 802.11ac for the 5GHz one.

Although the main feature of the TurboQAM is its 256-QAM modulation, updates through firmware won’t be possible. The 600Mbps limitation has been set by the maximum bandwidth of the 2.4GHz band: 40MHz, and not 80MHz (or more) like the 5GHz band.

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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900, another router capable of reaching speeds of up to 1900 Mbps

Along with the ASUS RT-AC68U, this is nowadays the fastest modem on the market thanks to the dual band connections.

The market of Wi-Fi routers is changing quickly, the 802.11 n standard is slowly becoming a thing of the past with its maximum speeds of 600 Mbps, while the 802.11 ac standard, capable of reaching 1300 Mbps, is present in more devices each day, including the ASUS RT-AC68U and the NETGEAR NightHawk AC1900, routers that combine both technologies and use both the 2.4 GHz (for 802.11 n) and the 5 GHz (for 802.11 ac) bands simultaneously, offering speeds of up to 1900 Mbps.

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Netgear’s newest model features three antennas to offer the widest range as of now and thanks to its dual-core 1 GHz processor it’s capable of managing networks in both standards simultaneously.

It also features data transfer through DLNA, USB 3.0 connectivity and even functions of a NAS since you can connect to it any USB storage device, create FTP servers and also VPN networks. It has one Ethernet port for the WAN and four of them for the LAN, all of them Gigabit.

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 is available now for 200 USD.

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ASUS presents their new routers: RT-AC56U and RT-AC68U

ASUS presents their new routers: RT-AC56U and RT-AC68U

ASUS presents their new routers at the Computex 2013; both feature the latest Wi-Fi technology, the 802.11ac standard, which offers amazing speeds in the 5GHz band, and depending on the antennas, it can reach speeds 2 to 5 times faster than the old 802.11N standard.

ASUS RT-AC56U

The models they presented were the ASUS RT-AC56U and the ASUS RT-AC68U, which we will now review in detail.

ASUS RT-AC56U

This new dual-band router can reach speeds of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps in the 5GHz one using the 802.11ac standard. It has two MIMO 2T2R internal antennas for each band. This router can be classified as an AC1200, if you don’t know what that means, we recommend you to read this: Router manufacturers classifications.

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D-Link committed Wi-Fi AC technology and invites you to get to know it.

D-Link

The Internet has become essential in our homes and has opened up a world of possibilities. We can use it for work, play, learn and enjoy multimedia content, among many other things.

Wi-Fi access has allowed to comfortably bring Internet to every corner of the House, but the result was not always all that should be satisfactory. Dead or poor reception areas and low speeds are some of the most common problems that we are facing trying to convert our home in a "multimedia world” completely wireless.

D-Link is aware of these problems which, ultimately, end up affecting the user experience and prevent us from fully enjoy Internet. Therefore, the well-known company has decided to bet on its new range of products by technology WiFi AC, a standard that offers speeds of 1.3 Gbps and can operate in the 5 GHz frequency, much less saturated than the 2.4 GHz band.

The above is in the higher performance and a full experience to use Internet from various devices, keeping a perfect signal in any corner of our home thanks to the BeamForming technology. I will now leave you enjoy video

D-Link Wireless Wi-FI AC, routers and internet adapters with Wi-Fi AC connectivity

D-Link Wireless Wi-FI AC

D-Link has decided to update their routers and internet adapters with the new Wi-Fi AC technology. This new standard offers an increase in speed and quality of the connections, since it works with a band width of 5 GHz exclusively, which is less used than the 2,4 GHz common one, something that will reduce saturation of the network. Also, it is designed to support a higher number of devices connected to the same Wi-Fi connection. The new devices from D-Link are the routers D-Link Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router, D-Link Cloud Gigabit Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band, D-Link Cloud Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 (DIR-850L) and the router Cloud Dual-Band Wireless AC750 (DIR-810L).Also, the internet adapter USB D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band (DWA-182) will be released to update our computers to this new Wi-Fi AC technology.

The new routers from D-Link feature the new Wireless 802.11ac standard, which is designed to greatly increase the performance of the connection, since it works exclusively in a band of 5 GHz. Currently, most devices we use at home to connect to the internet use a 2.4 GHz band, which is shared with other devices, like mobile devices, wireless phones or remote controllers. This creates a higher number of interferences. Also, the previous protocol, the Wireless 802.11n, is not designed to support many devices connected to the same network, which translates into slow, saturated connections. The Wireless 802.11ac works with a higher number of devices and reaches higher speeds by assigning a greater band width to each device.

D-Link Wireless Wi-FI AC

For example, the most powerful router of the series, the D-Link Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router, reaches speeds of up to 1.300 Mbps in the new standard (faster than the speed you can get from an Ethernet wired connection). The most balanced models, like the D-Link Cloud Gigabit Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band and the D-Link Cloud Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 (DIR-850L) reach speeds of up to 867 Mbps. Finally, the most affordable model, the Cloud Dual-Band Wireless AC750 (DIR-810L), reaches speeds of up to 433 Mbps.

Along with the benefits of this new standard, D-Link’s routers feature other technologies to improve the performance, like, for example, the internal antennas that send the Wi-Fi signal directly to the connected device, so it doesn’t spread anywhere else. There’s also mydlink, D-Link’s online platform, a tool to control and manage our network from anywhere (computers, tablets, laptops or mobile phones) with an internet connection. Lastly, D-Link’s routers feature a USB port to connect an external memory or hard drive and access their contents remotely from any device connected to the network.

D-Link has also released a USB adapter to connect every device of ours through the Wi-Fi AC standard, with the use of a compatible router. The price of D-Link’s routers range from 210 dollars for the most advanced model, the D-Link Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router, 160 dollars for the D-Link Cloud Gigabit Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band, 100 dollars for the D-Link Cloud Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 (DIR-850L) and 100 dollars for the Cloud Dual-Band Wireless AC750 (DIR-810L). Finally, the USB adapter DWA-182 costs 60 dollars .