D-Link AC3200 High Performance Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Review
Just as you get close to winning that game, Satan intervenes, and your internet speed goes down to hell. No less than a heart attack, Isn’t it? For all you gamers (both, beginners and masters!), internet speed is that pre-requisite for your gaming passion. You should not suffer while doing what you love the most. Old modems are inevitably are enemies of your internet speed. So, try the friendly, magic solution for having best Wi-Fi – D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-890L/R).
With an exceptionally stable Wi-Fi, D-Link is the ultimate fast router for gaming ceaselessly. The fastest tri-band model in the market, DIR-890L/R; is the best wireless modem that connects to multiple devices, seamlessly, without affecting your internet speed. It catches your attention at once with its apple-red pyramid design. It looks like a stealth drone, just about to fly. Then the next thing you notice is its massive size measuring, 15.2 by 9.7 by 4.7 inches (38.7 by 24.7 by 11.9 cm) and six antennas sprouting on top. These high-performance antennas actually make it possible for you to watch HD videos and stream games online simultaneously. The 3×3 data streams assist this process, and the flow of signal remain uninhibited. This comes out to be far better compared to Asus routers.
DIR-890 is backed by Broadcom dual-core 1GHz processor, which makes it a top contender in the race of best routers for gamers. The range of the signal is impressive enough and provides a great connection for home users. It is the best wireless router for multiple devices.
The DIR-890L/R comes with 3 access points like in any tri-band modem. One of them is 2.4 GHz Ap which supports Wi-Fi clients and provides a bandwidth of 600Mbps, then another 2 of 5GHz Apps which are capable enough to cap at 1300 Mbps. Considering all this, the router will all the time conduct a bandwidth of 3200 Mbps! The front surface has tiny number lights which let you know the internet status, the WI-Fi networks and status of USB ports.
Moving to its back side, it has 5 Network ports. 4 are the Gigabit LAN ports, and one is the WAN port. It comes equipped with a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports which you can use for hosting a printer or hard drive.
A worth mentioning aspect of this Wi-Fi modem is its ability to be used as three separate Wi-Fi networks. Alternatively, rather it can combine all 3 into a single system using the Smart Connect mode. This will help you connect the router automatically connect every client to the optimal band. This Smart Connect manoeuvres the wireless clients to a band with the most bandwidth. The Beamforming technology, significant for good modems; targets the wireless clients and provide a reliable signal reception. This Smart Beamforming directs bandwidth readily the devices enabling you to stream high-definition videos, Skype your friends and surf the web at speed like never before as you move around your home. Thus DIR-890 is adept at handling wireless clients.
One of the fastest routers of 2016, DIR-890 offers you a very user-friendly experience. The Web-based Management Console provides a simple, easy setup and configuration. You can control this remotely via smartphone through their ‘mydlink Lite’ app. For the installation process, all you have to do is plug the router and connect to the internet source. When a client connects to a network, run a web browser to launch the Wizard. The Setup wizard will handle the configuration of network and Wi-Fi settings and also set the router password. This simplified process makes DIR-890 a top modem contender.
On the Wireless page, you can enable, disable and name the 3 bands. You can set Wi-Fi passwords and choose from modes like WEP and WPA/WPA2. A guest zone can be created to access network devices and data in a limited manner. The Share port page is your stop for configuring settings related to the USB drive. There are sections here for Windows file sharing and DLNA Media Server.
The uncomplicated interface offers 4 category buttons of Home, Settings, Features and Management. This way user can quickly access different parts without the hassle of exiting current section first. The graphic icons do their work in a precise manner! Like the network map will view the entire network which exists. A handy feature of Quality of Service helps you to drag and drop connected clients to different slots for arranging the bandwidth priorities from Highest to Medium.
Not only is this a fast modem but DIR-890 holds the prominent feature of D link’s Cloud which means you can easily manage the home network through the internet. All you have to do is create a free account and add the router to that account. A highlight of DIR-890 is that it can also function as VPN server. One can create a profile and access the home network. It is mainly for the savvy ones out there who have knowledge about how to setup a Dynamic DNS.
The modem quickly recognises the connected hard drive formatted in either FAT32 or NTFS. You can use it to power all bus-powered portable devices. The stored digital content on the drive can be streamed with network media streamers. You can also use it to share all content with everyone connected to the network.