AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-885L/R Routerby D-Link

  • AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-885L/R Router
  • AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-885L/R Router
  • AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-885L/R Router
  • AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-885L/R Router
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PROS

  • The DIR-885L/R supports the new Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (or MU-MIMO) technology, which can help alleviate congestion when multiple devices are trying to use the network at the same time.
  • Speed on the 2.4 GHz band is 1,000 Mbps, while the 5 GHz band is 2,167 Mbps.
  • The DIR-885L/R supports the DD-WRT open source firmware.

CONS

  • Both ends of a connection must support MU-MIMO for the router take advantage of it. If your computer's Wi-Fi card doesn't support it, you won't be able to use it.
  • It only has four Gigabit ports and a single USB port, while some similarly priced competitors are now offering eight Gigabit ports and two USB ports.
  • The DIR-885L/R is pricey.
D-Link’s DIR-885L/R wireless AC3150 router supports dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and utilizes a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. It has four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port for media sharing. It supports the latest multi-user multiple-input, multiple-output technology and comes with four removable high-gain antennas. The DIR-885L/R includes a media server and VPN support, and it can be flashed with open source firmware. Mobile management apps are available on both Android and iOS. A physical switch converts the DIR-885L/R to an extender and back to a router.

The new router has the top speed on the 5GHz of 2167Mbps and on the 2.4GHz, up to 1000Mbps.

The new router has the top speed on the 5GHz of 2167Mbps and on the 2.4GHz, up to 1000Mbps.

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...you'll also need a client that supports MU-MIMO to derive any benefit from it.

...you'll also need a client that supports MU-MIMO to derive any benefit from it.

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Smart Connect allows the DIR-885L/R to choose the clearest band available when connecting wireless devices.

Smart Connect allows the DIR-885L/R to choose the clearest band available when connecting wireless devices.

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Without going into a history lesson about wireless routers, this is a new standard that essentially creates a separate digital wireless netw…

Without going into a history lesson about wireless routers, this is a new standard that essentially creates a separate digital wireless networks for each computer device so that it can maintain a dedicated wireless connection (up to four devices, for now).

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