This new D-Link router looks like a thermos. Need to brew up some hot Wireless AC for your network?
D-Link said that it has shipped its new thermos-shaped Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-850L), another solution for building a Wireless AC network in a home or office. Based on the new 802.11ac standard, it provides modest concurrent wireless dual band speeds of up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) and 867 Mbps (5 GHz) for a mere street price of $130 USD.
According to the spec list, the router plays host to four Gigabit Ethernet ports, one Gigabit WAN port, and a USB 3.0 port. The latter port allows the user to stream and share files across the network from a connected USB stick or external HDD/SSD. Users can even access these files from a phone or tablet using the free SharePort app for iOS and Android.
"The AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router offers easy remote network management with the free mydlink Lite app," the company said on Thursday. "And with the QRS Mobile app, users can quickly and easily setup their router right from their mobile phone."
The spec list also shows that the router features VPN pass through, Guest Zone support, UPnP support, and parental controls. Also on the list is support for IPv6, Wi-Fi WMM Quality of Service, and SharePort Web-based access. Advanced firewall features include Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI).
Naturally to enjoy the speeds offered by Wireless AC, you'll need a compatible device like the company's dual band USB adapter. Costing $73.99, it delivers AC performance of up to 300/867 Mbps of bandwidth to a desktop or laptop connecting to a Wireless AC router. Both the adapter and the router are backwards compatible, so there's no worry about connectivity issues with devices based on Wireless N or earlier Wi-Fi standards.
"D-Link is committed to delivering the latest features and performance available for the home network," the company said in a statement. "The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router delivers fast and reliable wireless speeds for uninterrupted multiple user and high-bandwidth activities along with remote management capabilities for the ultimate in network performance."
The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-850L) is now available at Newegg.com for $129.99.