The $145 D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 2000 DIR-827 is the third I've reviewed in D-Link'sof wireless routers, but it comes with lot of firsts.
This is the first true dual-band router from D-Link that I'm aware of that comes with internal antennas, making it much more compact than previous true dual-band routers, such as the
The router delivered in my testing, offering good range and very good data rates on the 5Ghz band. Its network storage feature, when coupled with an external hard drive, was also faster than most other USB-enabled routers.
It's not perfect, however; its 2.4Ghz band, though not slow, wasn't as impressive as I had expected. Also it's the first, yet another first, that comes with firmware bug that could pose problem for those who need to use its guest networking features.
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