D-Link Announced Availability of the AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R)




/ 4 years ago

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D-Link announced the availability of the newest member in the Ultra-series Wi-Fi routers, the D-Link DIR-885L/R AC3150 UItra Wi-Fi Router. The new router follows the same design as the rest of routers in the ultra-series and it looks really sweet if you ask me.

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It isn’t just the optics of the DIR-885 that’s different, so is its performance and capabilities. The DIR-885 is a 4×4 multiple-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) router that delivers up to 1000Mbps on the legacy 2.4GHz band and up to 2165 Mbps on the newer 5GHz band for a total of 3165 Mbps wireless performance. The router is naturally also equipped with WAN and LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports as well as USB ports for file and printer sharing.

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Beam forming technology further helps with the range and throughput when connected to the DIR-885 whereas the SmartConnect technology automatically allocates the best possible band for optimal Wi-Fi performance when a device connects. An intelligent QoS was also added for traffic optimization.

The DIR-885 is built around a 1.4GHz dual-core processor which is quite a bit more than we usually see. Most routers is a CPU clocked around 1GHz.

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Naturally the DIR-885 comes with the same great features as other D-Link routers such as parental controls, basic firewall functions, scheduling, and much more including D-Link’s SharePort technology for even more usage out of your USB connected devices.

Feature Highlights

  • 11AC Wi-Fi Dual Band Connectivity – Speeds up to 2167 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band for maximum throughput with less Wi-Fi interference
  • 4×4 Data Streams – Supports four data streams for increased throughput
  • 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor – Faster network speed for a more powerful router
  • MU-MIMO Ready – High-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal to multiple devices at the same time
  • SmartConnect – Allocates the best possible band for optimal Wi-Fi performance
  • High Power Antennas – provide wider coverage throughout your home
  • Intelligent QoS – Traffic optimization delivers seamless performance for your applications
  • USB 3.0 Port – Speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

The AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-885L/R) is available now for a suggested retail price of $279.99. Not a cheap price, but this isn’t an ordinary router either.

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