Worrying that a new router will ruin that special motif in your newly painted room? D-Link might have a solution.
The networking vendor revealed today the latest addition to its 802.11ac-enabled router line, the AC750 Wi-Fi Router (model DIR-818LW). It's available in red, teal, black, and white. This is the first router on the market that comes in a variety of colors.
The new router takes the cylindrical shape that's now typical for D-Link routers. It comes with four Gigabit LAN ports and one Gigabit WAN port. As a Wi-Fi router, it features true dual-band frequencies with a top speed of some 450MBps on the 5Ghz band (single-stream 802.11ac) and 300Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band (dual-stream 802.11n). This is why it's designated as an AC750 router. While it's toward the low end of the 802.11ac router market, it works with all existing Wi-Fi clients that are currently available.
As with recent routers from D-Link such as the, the DIR-818W comes with a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to remotely manage their home networks. It also has a USB port to host a storage device.
The new AC750 Wi-Fi DIR-818LW router is slated to be available this month at an estimated cost in the US of $80. Its pricing for other markets is currently not available. Check back soon for the full review.