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D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (DIR 890L/R) Review
D-Link has been living up to its name by creating high end routers that are equal or even better than most of their rival’s routers, the D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router also known as the Dir 890L/R is the most eye catching router to hit the market.
It even has the capability to act as a network storage server when it is hosting an external USB hard drive, this is a truly top notch device from D-link made primarily for home networks but can even be used for small business or gaming networks.
What Makes this Product Stand Out?
The Dir-890L/R has an exclusive design which makes it look iconic and sporty, it even has some very useful features to go with this good looking device. Firstly, it supports many device at once and delivers a powerful performance which is better than most of its competitors in the market. Apart from its staggering looks the router even has a Tri-band compatibility, combine the speed of all there bands and the router has a total bandwidth of 3200 Mbps.
What We Liked?
- One of a kind attractive design makes the device look iconic.
- Range is quite good since it has six powerful antennas.
- Very Easy to setup and use.
- Great for streaming and Gaming.
What We Didn’t?
- Lacks many heavy features needed by advanced users.
- Antennas are not detachable or upgradable.
- Highly priced for the set of features offered.
Build and Design:
The D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router is possibly the most visually appealing router available, colored in a sporty red shade the design makes it look like a drone or even a sports car. It has six distinctive antennas that are spread out over its unique body. The parts used are quite durable and the build quality delivered is surely worth the price, measuring 15 inches x 9 inches x 4.7 inches it is quite large compared to other routers in the same price range.
Speed & Range:
The Dir-650L/R is a tri-band router which mean that it supports all kinds of Wi-Fi devices, the total range from all the bands come to a staggering 3200Mbps. However when a device is connected the router automatically connects them to their respective bands, and it does not interfere with devices working on other bands which lets the user experience optimum speed.
This D-Link AC3200 Router comes with a Broadcom Dual Core 1Ghz Processor on-board, this allows it to handle the load put by multiple device with ease. It even helps in handling the USB ports which can be used either for printers or sharing hard drives. The network sharing speed is quite impressive and it is also kept very simple so home users kind it easy to use.
Setup & Security:
Setup is kept extremely simple and the aerials also come pre-fitted, once you have connected it to your modem you can log on any connected device and visit http://dlinkrouter.local from any browser. The D-Link page will guide you through any necessary installations once you login in with your accounts, new users might need to create a D-Link Account. It comes with all basic security functions like parental controls, guest user access control and even has the WPA/WPA2 encryption for networks.
Warranty & Support:
The D-Link Company offers all its products a limited time warranty of 1 year for parts as well as labour, if the user is not happy with the product they accept return within the first 45 days of purchase. In the case of faulty devices they offer replacement up to 1 year, they also provide free customer support at their website and through their toll free support number.
The D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router or the DIR-890L/R has a very eye-catching design that will add to the overall look of any room. It is made to be extremely easy to use with simple automated features, if you need to connect to the router through multiple devices for gaming or streaming media this router will prove to be quite efficient. Though it is slightly over priced this router from D-Link is the best wireless router for users who want a premium router with very simple functionality.