D-Link EXO AC1750 Review 2020 – Dual Band Router That Works

D-Link EXO AC1750 DIR869 Router Left Side View

The D-Link EXO AC1750 Wi-Fi router brings a host of the latest tech to sustain a great Wi-Fi connection throughout your home. Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity as fast as 1750 Mbps (up to 1300 Mbps 5 GHz AC and up to 450 Mbps 2.4 GHz Wireless N) allows you to create a blazing fast home network that connects all your computers, game consoles, 4k video, TV boxes, Smart TVs and cellular gadgets to your broadband internet connection.

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D-Link EXO AC1750 Review 2020

First of all, it has a dual-band WiFi – two separate 2.4 Gigahertz and 5 Gigahertz WiFi bands. It ensures optimum connection speed for every device connected to the router. The total “speed” is 1750Mbps.

Second, it has an ultra-modern antennas technology that brings wider wireless coverage to your home. Third, Gigabit Ethernet is part of it, which means that there are 4 fast Gigabit ports for faster Internet connectivity.

Third –  4 Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure optimum wired connection to compatible devices.

And lastly, the router comes with a dual-core processor for greater computing power and faster operation.

Wireless Capabilities

D-Link EXO AC1750 DIR869 Router Rear View

The D-Link EXO AC1750 router has four antennas that amplify the signal and are able to distribute multiple wireless streams for a reliable connection. You can get a much faster connection with dual-band technology – You can use the 2.4 Gigahertz band for older and slower devices whilst leaving the high-paced 5 GHz AC band free for HD video streaming, online gaming, and big file transfers. With fewer gadgets using the fast-paced 5 Gigahertz band, there’s much less interference and congestion, providing you with higher overall performance and zero lag wireless experience.

Wi-Fi Performance

D-Link EXO AC1750 DIR869 Router Top View

The D-Link router did well within our expectations. The wireless N speed we managed to achieve was around 82Mbps in our close-range test and it drops to 68Mbps 30 feet away from the router.

In AC we came close to 155Mbps downloads in close range than dropped to about 110Mbps a few feet away. It is a respectable speed but we feel that it could’ve been much better for the price.

Notable Features

The main feature of the D-Link router is a super fast AC1750 that divides to 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1300mbps on 5GHz. Additionally, you get 4 super-fast Gigabit LAN ports alongside a single WAN gigabit port. All this paired with dual-core processors with 1GHz Dual Core CPU and 128Mb RAM for fast processing power and adequate amount of RAM for a lag-free experience.

The D-Link offers excellent coverage and wireless speeds – a superior QoS engine distributes traffic optimally across each wireless band to assure great signal and matching band for each device connected to the network.

Strong security is also present in this router. It offers parental controls to create online access rules and schedules. You can also block or allow precise websites to be visited and/or devices to be connected.

A Few Cons

It has no USB ports. Here, I said it. This could be a major deal breaker for some, especially people who want to connect external drives in order to emulate NAS storage. Another useful feature of routers USB ports is that you can connect 3/4G devices and distribute the internet throughout your house if the broadband suddenly goes down for no particular reason.

Review Conclusion

The D-Link DIR-869 is a capable wireless router delivering great WiFi signal and advanced features for a somewhat reasonable price. The lack of USB ports can be a turn off for some people, but a negligent feature for others. It is a great offering from D-Link and it almost made it on our top routers buyer’s guide which can be found here – https://www.tabbloidx.co/guide/gaming-routers/

We feel that if D-Link focused on the performance more than the flamboyant design, it would be a much more successful product that it actually is. The performance is OK for the most part, but you can get similar speed even from N devices nowadays. If you like the design – go for it, by any means it is a decent setup, but we feel that your budget is better spent elsewhere if you’re even a little bit picky about features and performance.

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