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.
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 .