D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 Wi-Fi router

The DIR-879 is the first in D-Link’s new EXO line of Wi-Fi routers that balance between performance and cost. This is an AC1900 router (1300Mbps on 5Ghz band and 600Mbps on 2.4GHz band). The router
feature Gigabit Ethernet (for fast wired connections,) high power amplifier (for better Wi-Fi range), SmartConnect (blending two Wi-Fi band into a single network) and Intelligent QoS (traffic optimization for Internet applications). It will be available soon after CES and will cost $150.
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Published: January 6, 2016 3:13 PM PST
Photo by: D-Link / Caption by: Dong Ngo

MSRP: $149.99
See manufacturer website for availability.


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D-Link Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit

The D-Link Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit is an interesting concept that consists of a Wi-Fi router and a range extender. Specially the AC4200 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (model DIR-891L) and the AC1300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Extender (DAP-1655). The kit will be availble in the second quarter of 2016 with the estimated cost of $400.
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Published: January 6, 2016 3:13 PM PST
Photo by: D-Link / Caption by: Dong Ngo

MSRP: $369.99
See manufacturer website for availability.


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TP-Link SR20 Smart Home Router

The SR20 Smart Home Router is the first AC1900 router from TP-Link that can also work as a hub for home automation by supporting ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless standards. This means router can connect not only networking devices, but also Internet of Things (LoT)-ready appliances. The SR20 also features a large touchscreen and includes a mobile app. It’s going to be available in the second quarter of the year.

Published: January 6, 2016 3:13 PM PST
Photo by: TP-Link / Caption by: Dong Ngo


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