CNET First Look
D-Link's AC1750 router is perfect for those on a budgetThe super affordable D-Link DIR-867 has lots of high-end features, as well as above-average Wi-Fi speed and coverage.
[MUSIC] D-Link's dual-band AC1750 router offers very good speed and coverage for only $90. It has lots of high-end features, like MU-MIMO Beam forming and QLS for prioritizing your devices. Set-up is very easy, and the D-Link wi-fi app has enough options to be helpful for both novice and advanced users. However, it does lack USB ports So you can't plug in a printer or a network storage device. I was most impressed by the amount of bandwidth you get from the DIR 867. On 2.4 gigahertz, it maxed out at 163 megabits per second at close range and only dropped to about 140 megabits per second at 50 feet and 2 rooms away. On five gigahertz it reached very impressive speeds of over 800 megabits per second. Both networks should give you plenty of coverage for all your devices. So normally I don't test routers for durability but this one kind of started falling apart as soon as I took it out of the box. One of these little rubber feet actually fell off and I've never heard a router make this noise [SOUND] That being said, you should be able to get a few years out of it, which will give you better performance than most cheap routers you're gonna end up renting from an ISP. Overall, the D-Link DIR 867 is affordable, offers lots of features, including a nice app, and is very easy to use. You can't go wrong with D-Link's AC 1715 router if you're looking to upgrade your out-of-date network. [MUSIC]