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  • D-Link Wireless AC Smartbeam 1200 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router (DIR-860L)
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D-Link Wireless AC Smartbeam 1200 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router (DIR-860L)

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AC1200 + Smartbeam
  • Next Generation Wireless Technology - Wireless AC1200 for optimized performance and reliable coverage delivering high-quality HD video streaming, gaming and file transfers.
  • Dual Band Performance - Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • Backward Compatibility - Compatible with a/b/g/n devices
  • my D-Link Cloud Management - Monitor and manage your network from anywhere
  • Gigabit Speed - Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for superior device connectivity
  • Easy Setup with intelligent browser wizard and Quick Router Setup Mobile app
  • Preset security with advanced WPA2 encryption
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Model: AC1200 + Smartbeam

Product Details

Model: AC1200 + Smartbeam
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 4 x 7.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00CCIL9NU
  • Item model number: DIR-860L
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (606 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,390 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2004

Product Description

Model: AC1200 + Smartbeam

Upgrade to Revolutionary AC Performance: The D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-860L) delivers next generation wireless speed and coverage to all your Wi-Fi devices. With wireless dual band speeds of 300 and 867Mbps, the DIR-860L avoids interference to deliver the fastest wireless speeds, improved coverage and reliable connections. The DIR-860L is ideal for streaming HD video, gaming, connecting multiple devices, and watching shows on your TV - all at the same time. The DIR-860L is also backward-compatible with your existing wireless 802.11a/b/g/n devices for seamless connectivity. D-Link's free mobile apps provide easy setup, remote monitoring and access to content from anywhere on your Smartphone or Tablet. Backward Compatibility: While the DIR-860L delivers AC performance to your home network, it is also backward compatible with all of your existing a/b/g/n devices. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of wireless AC without worrying about annoying compatibility issues. Simply download the QRS Mobile to your mobile device, follow the intuitive setup wizard, and you'll have your wireless AC home network up and running in minutes. Dual Band Advantage: The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router delivers dual band performance for intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth. Check your email and surf the Internet on the 2.4GHz band; and game, make Skype calls and stream HD movies to multiple devices using the cleaner, interference-free 5GHz band. Whatever you like to do online, dual band has you covered. my D-Link Cloud Services: D-Link's Cloud Routers also provide the added benefit of remote network management and remote file access via my D-Link Cloud Services. Take advantage of everything my D-Link Cloud has to offer through the free Share Port Mobile, QRS Mobile, and my D-Link Lite apps and web portal (my D-Link.com).

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Setup was pretty easy. My internet seems to be much faster now. Read more ›
Installation was straightforward and I had wireless and wired networking running in less than 30 minutes. Part of that time was being overly cautious with my DSL hookup… Read more ›
I had to put the device on the floor under my desk so it would not be near my phone, external HD or any other device that may…Once I had it setup it works very well. I… Read more ›
So I would recommend check firmware version first and do update if update is available, to make…It's not complicated, DLink took care of details to make sure setup is easy. Read more ›
Although I am a network support engineer, setup really was easy and not a problem. You shouldn't be intimidated by these routers. Read more ›
The set up is easy and the range is good. I think the app. that you download is hard to use. Read more ›
The range is not what I expected, also, when the 5Ghz network is activated all signals are weakened. A little disappointed Read more ›
Very much faster, I suspect to dual band, than our old n router, signal is stronger and set-up was a breeze. Read more ›
It adds another 5 or so ft but doesn't seem too stable. Either way the signal strength is strong and can reach pretty far. Read more ›
I've been shopping around for AC router and find out this is the best in my experience. The signal is strong and stable. Sitting in the same room with the router can hit 50… Read more ›
Have had to reset it a few times to them up. Distance of reception isn't as great as I would have hoped either Read more ›
I am using iPhone and iPad on 5G, and have LAN connected the Apple TV and WDTV directly to router…Overall, performance is very good and the signal strength is very decent. Read more ›
It doesn't have the range nor features as my 2.5 year old N66U. And the WIFI speed is slower. In fact even on my AC enabled devices, it actually seems much slower. Read more ›
The range on this router is much better than my previous Cisco router, however the range is not as far as it boasts. The speeds are spot on both hard wired and wireless. The… Read more ›
2.4GHz frequency - power output seems to cover better range in my 2 story home than the DIR-655. WiFi speeds are great. 5GHz frequency - works great for short distances, my… Read more ›
This is fairly typically because "distance" between the router and your machine will degrade the radio signal the…The specs vs tested performance are quite good. Read more ›
Great router, speeds are amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. Read more ›
The only downside is that, it has few led lights to indicated the connections. The transfer speeds are good but the wireless range is average like my old router. Read more ›
Smartbeam technology is not working well. Range is worst than my 10 year old linksys G. So, I don't know Read more ›
Unstable and the range is horrible. DD-WRT didn't help at all. Read more ›
Fast and Fast Reboots, WIFI Range Works Well. Read more ›
I don't have anything running the new AC standard but I expect when…The coverage is great and there are no issues in a 4000 sq ft house, although it is centrally located. Read more ›
I have a USB 3.0 1TB drive and I only use it for central backups, so I…It doesn't work unless the 3.0 setting is on and even if I leave it on the 2.4 range is still great. Read more ›
I have had it almost 6 months now, and it has only…The Range is good and it reaches my basement with a decent signal, but upstairs everything is seeing lots of bars. Read more ›
This is fantastic for me and hears why. Great features that are super simple to understand. Small and light so you could put just about anywhere. Read more ›
And if I lose the card, then the sticker is still there. Changing the password looks pretty easy. YOU DO WANT TO CHANGE THE ADMIN PASSWORD -- MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT ASAP. Read more ›
It was fast and simple. While it does offer some more advanced options, it was well suited for beginners. You can get up and going in a matter of 15-20 minutes, not… Read more ›
Installation and configuration are as easy as any other wireless router I've used -- definitely recommend setting up some sort of encryption / password on your network to… Read more ›
With this…The security was easy to set up, and the speed is sufficient to handle netflix and online gaming simultaneously, provided you have a good service connection. T… Read more ›
The router is extremely fast and the coverage is…The remote features are nice to have if there is a frequent need to monitor and access your home network from afar. Read more ›
The setup is also very simple it is basically plug and play. The web interface is easy to figure out and configure the wireless network. The design of it is nice and looks… Read more ›
Highly recommend this product. Feature base is great, performance is excellent, and the user interface is beautiful. Read more ›
Setup was a breeze and…I haven't even scratched the surface on security features, media server capabilities, or any of the rest, but the user interface looks fairly easy. Read more ›
It does run a little warmer than I'd like though. The firmware is easy to set up, use, and understand, but isn't over-simplified. This router can be as entry-level or… Read more ›
The firmware is well thought out and fully featured and for the experienced user, has many options that allow you to tune the router exactly the way you like. I'm a bit… Read more ›
I had it up and running in less than 10 minutes. The interface was clear and easy to follow. We have 4 wired connections and lots of wireless connections such as phones,… Read more ›
I was not expecting that at all. The design is great and unique also. Read more ›
Out of the box, the design is quite interesting. It looks more like a speaker bass or a fancy speaker than an actual router. Read more ›
I ended up…This works perfect given the design of the device, but I had to add a filter since the fan is at the bottom and dust would make the router not last as long. Read more ›
2) When there's lots of cables plugged in, it doesn't stay upright. Really small annoyance...just a weird design choice Read more ›
Nice and simple design, easy setup. No complaints really Read more ›
This is a well designed and relatively easy to setup router. The speed once it's up and running was significantly faster than my 4 to 5 year old linksys, particularly when… Read more ›
It consistently delivers speeds at 500+ Mbps and the never buffers during playback. It's a great solution for that use. Read more ›
very easy to use, excellent range, high throughput, dual-band wifi, 802.11 ac ready, decent price and works great with d-link cloud Read more ›
Suddenly I was downloading at my normal speeds - around a megabyte a second (not fantastic, but a damn sight better than I've…It's been reliable and easy to use ever since! Read more ›
I am not a IT guy by any means, but I do know a bit about computers. And this thing is super easy to use. Once you get it, hook everything up, modem, this router, and get… Read more ›
I'm hardly an expert in wireless connectivity, but I have used a few different types and I can endorse this as a solid, easy to use device. Set-up was fairly standard and… Read more ›
(Not that I'd need signal in the bathroom... *cough*.) It was also nice to connect outside, anywhere around the house, and even from the neighbor's yard. Read more ›
The only good things to say is that the interface would be cool if it really was a better router, and the price was good if it was a better router... But its not. Read more ›
Small if you want to share a lot of videos Performance to price is not great Read more ›
D-Link has been great at keeping the…If you have many Wi-Fi products in your house and you watch movies via streaming this is the product you need and the price is amazing. Read more ›
The design is different--the round style is unique, and the lights are bright…The price is great for what you get (this as per my techie brother) and the brand is great. Read more ›
But then it was easy to find and adjust the advanced options I was looking for. If you can get this at a good price I recommend it. PS - as with most wireless routers,… Read more ›
While the router is a decent price and ok at basic wifi, the extras are clunky. While I will keep the router, I will likely buy another brand next time around. Read more ›
Oddly, once the network was password secured, the only thing that would make it work for the next week (but only for the next week) was if i used my mobile phone to "change… Read more ›
My network is pretty fast, and unless I'm doing some epic copying of files, the network bandwidth is no problem either, and this is an all wireless network, save for one… Read more ›
You are…Unlike my other router, I have no idea if you can set-up a guest network that is secure but allows users to gain wi-fi access but not access your internal network. Read more ›
Some iMac troubles with the 5 GHz mode (see below) Adding a USB networked drive is not straightforward and there is no accompanying documentation for this Read more ›
[-] Website filters with ALLOW or Deny options to safeguard kids from visiting certain sites [+] Sharing Videos & Photos on your home network is super easy [+] Gigabit LAN… Read more ›
There is no internal network browsing (once you can connect to the router), there is no network monitoring capability, only a mydlink.com site that points to a mobile app… Read more ›
I will say that while the technical phone support was awesome (once you figure out all the right prompts to choose), the site's online technical support leaves much to be… Read more ›
Had a little trouble connecting it but the customer support was excellent! This is a great router. Read more ›
It also happens to look nice as its a cylinder shaped router as opposed to the flat desk…Finally clink support was good as far as updating the firmware and router support. Read more ›
I…On a few fixes for friends' computers, I almost gave up because the supplied instructions did not work and getting help from the manufacturer's tech-support was difficult. Read more ›
I will leave it at this. To say that their "customer service" is poor, is being kind. My N556 had a hardware issue, a very simple fix of a manufacturing defect. Read more ›
While I'm at it.... tech support really sucks! I'm not a expert in networking, but I do a very good understanding about it. Read more ›
The only video format I have been able to get to play…Worst of all, in full screen mode there is a large white line down the entire length of the right side of the screen. Read more ›
Cons: 1) Media server plays full screen with a huge white line down the right side of the screen. 2) Media server only plays .mp4 files and not basic video formats like… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

153 of 177 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on August 31, 2013
Style Name: AC1750 + Smartbeam Verified Purchase
WARNING TO BUYERS WHO WANT TO USE THIS DEVICE TO CONNECT A NETWORKED USB EXTERNAL HADR DRIVE -- ONLY WORKS FOR SMALLER THAN 500GB !

I bought this router for a very specific reason - it is currently (as of August 2013) the only 802.11AC router available with a USB 3.0 port to connect an external hard drive. I previously purchased and own the Apple Airport Time Capsule which is an 802.11AC router with 2TB or storage built in, but only a USB 2.0 port (stupid, if you ask me...)

I bought this router to replace the Apple router so I could connect an external hard drive with my photo library (iPhoto and Aperture) and access it from multiple computers. This works fine on the Apple router, but it is slow as it is only USB 2.0.

Setting up the D-Link was easy enough. But I could not get it to recognize my WD My Passport USB 3.0 1TB drive. After fiddling with the settings and Googling some troubleshooting without success, I skimmed the Amazon review and found another reviewer who after having the same problem, called D-Link customer support and found out that the router will only work with USB storage devices UP TO 500GB.

As a router it seems fine, but the description is misleading. I would think that most people wanting to utilize the USB 3.0 port for network storage will be purchasing a hard drive larger than 500GB, given that 1TB drives are less than $70 now and falling.
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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Peter Marone III VINE VOICE on July 15, 2013
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The first thing to grab my attention with this router was it's ease of initial setup and use for the novice user (aka my mom, or others who use the internet, but aren't very computer/network knowledgeable). As I delved into the router interface further, I then noticed the depth of advanced settings and controls that would please just about anyone that has the knowledge/desire to delve that far into a router configuration.

Setup is a quick five-step process, and hits all the basics to provide a WPA2 protected, open broadcast wireless network. I have high amounts of confidence that even my mom could take this out of the box to operational status quickly, without need for help. The router does come with a pre-configured/default network name and WPA2 passkey, and the setup will prompt to change these if desired. Another nice feature for the novice user is the included network information card that comes with the pre-configured network info, plus enough space to write down any customized changes made during setup.

Once setup, I jumped into the router web interface to do further configuration and look at advanced options. The interface is well designed - unlike many of my home router/gateway experiences in the past, the interface is clean and consistent, well organized, and even seems to have a fully developed help system (most others always seem half-baked and missing good information). Everything you'd want for fine control is here and quite detailed, even the option for a guest network on each band. One setting I'd recommend to avoid is the captcha option on the router login page - this only provides for frustration when you want to login due to (at least my own) inability to properly identify look-a-like characters used in the picture.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Oklahoma Reader on March 22, 2014
Style Name: AC1750 + Smartbeam Verified Purchase
I repeatedly tried different routers, access points and bridges to connect multiple 1080p HD smart TVs to my network. Single-band routers pretty quickly overloaded the wireless capacity, even when the TV was directed to the access point rather than main router. I ended up getting this product and matching it with a Linksys Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector (WUMC710) on the 5 MHz band. It consistently delivers speeds at 500+ Mbps and the never buffers during playback. It's a great solution for that use.

The router also has a much better user interface than previous D-link models and can apparently change settings and configurations without rebooting the entire router, unlike previous versions. It sees all of the devices connected through the access points (previous versions did not) and does a very good job of managing all necessary traffic.

I have a relatively complicated set-up for residential use and this router handles it all: two Ubiquiti commercial-grade wireless access points manage seven wireless IP cameras, four wireless 1080p HD smart TVs connect wirelessly on either 2.4 or 5 GHz band, the media connector manages one 1080p HD smart TV separately, and a 24-port switch manages four wired 1080p HD smart TVs and 20 other computers and connected devices.

All in all I would say this is a great product.
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100 of 132 people found the following review helpful By e38Bimmer on August 10, 2012
Style Name: AC1750
This is a great router. I also have several other model DLink routers.
This will be a new generation of router and Wifi. Client side is still waiting on AC support so keep looking for wireless adapters that will support the new AC wireless speeds. They are coming.

People fail to understand that most any Wifi router has issues, especially in area with numerous Wifi routers near by on 2.4Ghz. These are using up all the channels and thus people are seeing disconnections from there router as it has to stop and rescan for a different channel. In most cases the router can re-establish a connection, however sometimes it can't due to the channels being used up. If your aread is congested with 2.4Ghz wireless APs, then you need to think about switching to 5Ghz.

As for NAT, that depends on the Host ISP modem. People fail to understand that if the ISP modem has a built in router already, this WILL produce NAT issues. It's preferred to bridge these modems if ISPs and the modems support this. If not, it's recommended to use DMZ on the modem and put the external router into the modems DMZ. ALL routers work well. it's how they are set up and what they are set up with that can dictate how they work for users. This IS a good router. People need to research there needs and product details before buying so they buy what they really need.

If people are having problems with there routers, Please visit the mfr support Dlink forums for information help. DLink has a great support forum with experienced users to help out. You'll never know if you don't ask.
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