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It's a surprise that the D-Link DIR-890L/R router can't flyThere's a good reason why CNET editor Dong Ngo needed to bring your attention to himself rather than the D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890L/R Router.
Hi guys I'm **** Ngo and excuse me my eyes are up here. I got say that because I know your looking at this thing right now. That is a D Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890L/R router. Now this one here is probably the most attention seeking router on the market. Is so rad, so radical, so EFO light that if you bring it near the white house you may get arrested. But it can't fly and there's no need to bring it anywhere. It's something you want to use at home. Just hook this one port here to your ethernet source such as the modem, and you'll cover your home with lots of wi-fi signals. A lot because this is a tri-band router meaning you have one 2.4gh band at 600mbps. And Two 5ghz bands, each stop at 1300 Mbps. With a total bandwidth of 3200Mbps at any given time. Now the reason for the extra 5ghb is so that it can host more client on this band,. Without them adversely affecting one another's speech. You can set up an 03 band with three separate wi-fi network and group them into a one single wi-fi network in the smart connection mode. Now in this case, the router will decide which client connects to which band by itself. The router is very easy to use, by the way. Its web interface here is very simple, very well organized, and allows you to access different ports very easily. And this network map here that show connected clients and allows you to interact with them. You can even connect the router here with a mydlink portal and manage your home network. Use your phone. Or tablet, when you are away. But this level of ease of use also mean that the router has quite limited settings and feature. For example, you can only reserve and unreserve an IP address for a client when that client is connected to the router and the QoS engine here is very. Symbol. You can only put one client as a top priority and there's no way to prioritize based on application or other categories. Overall this means savvy users, like me, will find this router quite lacking. Performance-wise, the [UNKNOWN] ekes out my testing at close range with a sustained speed of some 600 megabits per second, among the fastest I've ever seen. Unfortunately, its range wasn't the best I've ever seen, just somewhere between 120 feet and 150 feet. Now, note that the router's six antennae here are not detachable, and that means you cannot replace them with a high-gain antenna. For better range. To make up for that, the router has stellar wi-fi stability. I used for weeks, continuously, and it's never disconnected once. Now, apart from the gigabit data port and USB to printer port, the router also has one USB through printer port to hold an extra hard drive, and when it does,. It becomes a very viable network storage server. In my testing it offered the sustained speed of more than 65 mb per second for reading, and more than 35 mb per seconds per writing via a gigabyte network connection. That means it can handle file sharing and media streaming really well. Unfortunately, it does not support [UNKNOWN] backup. You know, stacking this router against all the AC3200 routers I review, it's not the best, not the worst. Just about the average. And that's partly because of it's lack of features and short range, but mostly because currently it is the most expensive at $310. [MUSIC] for more, check out my full review at CNET.com. Basically, if decide to get it, make sure you're prepared for that [UNKNOWN] that you will get. Or not get because of it. So, it's unlikely you'll have the eye catching eyes that are mine. And that's because, and they'll know it has been the first look at this [UNKNOWN]. And this crazy red thing. from D-Link. What's the name of this thing again?