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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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Technical Details

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 (593 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788 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

So far, the router is working great and I highly recommend it.
Duffer.
The DIR-868L D-Link Wireless AC Smartbeam 1750 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router is the most powerful (and best) router I have ever used.
Guerrilla Reader
It drops the internet connection completely randomly 3-5 times a day and need to be unplugged from power to get it to work again.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

182 of 214 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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66 of 76 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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18 of 20 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By StoicPlatypus on October 9, 2013
Style Name: AC1200 + Smartbeam Verified Purchase
To be fair I've only had this a week, so I can't judge long term performance.

Purchased because my previous router wasn't strong enough to extend the network through out my large home. This was recommended to me by a friend. It has done the job - the network reaches further and (I think) runs faster.

It was also SUPER EASY to set up. I was very impressed with the user-friendliness of the set up process. So non-techy people should have no problems getting up and running on this router.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pia R�ser on March 1, 2014
Style Name: AC1750 + Smartbeam Verified Purchase
I was attracted to the product by the promise of performance/range and I used to own a D-Link before (loyalty).

The performance of the router is as D-Link promises - fast with very good range. Gaming, streaming, browsing - I never had any issues with it. It's a pretty basic use case mainly devices communicating through the internet pipe.

As I have kids in my household I need time limits though and that's the cause of a lot of frustration. You'd think you can set time limits like "on weekdays from 9pm to 7am in the morning". For some reason that doesn't work (begin of the time interval on a different day that end?) and sending a note to D-Link customer support though their site did not yield an answer. Their help file is vague on this scenario. May just be a simple scenario, though it not working leads to more headache and wasted more time than necessary.

The rules are enforced in a curious way - once there is a connection it will not be interrupted by a policy. That may sound good for an ftp transfer, and defeats the purpose altogether when the kid is on skype or facetime until the wee hours.

Comparing with another 'leading brand' I found that the time limits are much more transparent to set up there and overall configuration is much more usable. That highlighted to me that D-Link offers great hardware and performance, but the interface and usability are stuck in the previous decade - hard to use and not always logical. The ideas such as defining schedules and being able to have rules to apply a schedule to a policy with many devices are good. The implementation is weak.

Another thing to note - there is no easy way to wirelessly extend the range through a repeater. That's compensated for by the smartbeam technology to a degree.
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March 13, 2014
We thank you for your feedback as we do appreciate it very much. Please note that the DIR-868L does provide a Schedule feature as described on page 106 of the User Manual. Please note that you may navigate to the TOOLS configuration tab and then select SCHEDULES from the right hand side menu bar and from there you may name your schedule and customize the time frames and then add or cancel them from the router configuration table. Please note that unfortunately if you are creating a schedule that spans across the midnight time frame (00:00) then you will be forced to create two separate schedules, with one terminating at 11:59PM and the other commencing at 12:00AM. We are apologize for this inconvenience but D-Link is aware of this situation and has brought it to our Product Management team's attention. Also please note that the DIR-868L is compatible with many of our Powerline adapters and wireless range extender devices. We thank you for choosing D-Link.

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