The D-Link DIR-882 features MU-MIMO to simultaneously transmit data to multiple devices and AC Smartbeam to lock in on devices and improve speeds.
Be prepared to wait after hitting save on each menu screen.
The seven-inch long antennas really get the job done.
The D-Link DIR-882 offers four streams to help eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones in your house.
The QoS Engine is easy to use and helps you easily prioritize which devices on your network are most important.
The LED lights are so unobtrusive its hard to tell which ones are even on sometimes.
D-Link advertises that this router supports 160MHz channels, but in reality, that feature isn't available yet. You'll have to wait until 2018.
The D-Link DIR-882 has plenty of ports for its price, including 1 gigabit WAN, 4 gigabit LAN, a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0.
The D-Link DIR-882 is IPv6-ready, so you are only a few clicks away from avoiding the ever-increasing problem of the internet running out of IPv4 addresses.
Powerful, for now
A dual-core 880MHz processor, 16MB flash memory and 128MB RAM should get the job done today, but it may not be enough when you start connecting more and more devices.