D-Link Offers Adaptive Roaming With New Unified Network Kit

Sometimes your router alone isn’t enough. Your home may contain dead zones, and the increasing number of wireless devices doesn’t help the cause. Installing a range extender might help, but having to manually switch bands when you’re too far away from the router is hardly a seamless experience. D-Link intends to simplify these issues with the DKT-891, which is a unified network kit that adds adaptive roaming.

D-Link DIR-891L and DAP-1655

The D-Link DKT-891 kit consists of one router and one range extender. The router, a DIR-891L, is an AC4300 MU-MIMO enabled tri-band router offering up to 1733 Mbps on two 5 GHz bands and 800 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. The range extender, the DAP-1655, is an AC1300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Extender with speeds of up to 867 Mbps on 5 GHz and 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. They feature dynamic adaptation, which means there is an optimal balance between 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

What makes the DKT-891 a unified network kit is adaptive roaming. This feature allows devices to hop between wireless hubs seamlessly depending on which hub would provide optimal performance. The network kit’s router (DIR-891L) also features MU-MIMO, which bypasses the round-robin method of sending data to connected devices. With three bands, MU-MIMO and adaptive roaming, a modern household network should have no trouble handling numerous wireless devices at once.

The D-Link DKT-891 Unified Network Kit with Adaptive Roaming Technology will be available in Q2 at select retailers for $369.99

Alexander Quejado is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Alexander Quejado on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

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