Unboxing this router with Wi-Fi 6

Main {hardware} options

The most important wi-fi options of this dwelling router are its Simultaneous twin band with Wi-Fi 6 AX1800. In the 2.4GHz band is able to offering speeds of as much as 574Mbps, because of its two exterior and omni-directional antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, the 40MHz channel width it helps, and the Wi-Fi 6 normal. 5GHz band is able to offering speeds of as much as 1,201Mbps, because of its two exterior and omnidirectional antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, the 80MHz channel width it helps, and the Wi-Fi 6 normal. One side that we should touch upon is that this mannequin will not be suitable with channel widths of 160MHz in 5GHz, if it had this operate, the velocity that we might have achieved in 5GHz can be of two.402Mbps theoretical.

Other options of this router is that it helps all Wi-Fi 6 applied sciences, comparable to the next:

  • Beamforming to focus the wi-fi sign on the shoppers
  • MU-MIMO to switch information to a number of shoppers concurrently
  • OFDMA which is the flagship characteristic of Wi-Fi 6. In very dense environments the place there are dozens of shoppers, general community efficiency is not going to drop dramatically because it did with Wi-Fi 5.
  • Target Wake Time (TWT): this characteristic permits to cut back the battery consumption of all related units, this is good for smartphones, tablets, IoT units and any gear with Wi-Fi and powered by batteries.

Regarding wi-fi options, we now have a complete of 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, Y One Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN. This router doesn’t have any USB 3.zero port to share recordsdata within the native community and the Internet, subsequently, we is not going to have a Samba server, FTP and others. Thanks to its 880MHz Dual-Core processor and that it doesn’t have a USB port, we will obtain very excessive efficiency within the dwelling native community.

Software options

The firmware of this D-Link DIR-X1860 router may be very full, we will see the final standing of the Internet community, native wired and wi-fi community, we will configure the Smart Connect to have band-steering, or to not configure it and have two totally different SSIDs, one for every frequency band. We even have visitor Wi-Fi networks, with or with out permission to entry the principle community. A vital choice integrated in this router is the potential for configure WPA3-Personal solely, superb for the perfect safety. However, not all computer systems at the moment help WPA3-Personal, for this motive, we now have a mode of WPA2 / WPA3-Personal settings that can enable us to attach outdated or non-compatible gear.

Currently all FTTH operators in Spain use VLANs to supply their service, the firmware permits us configure VLANs on the Internet WAN, we will additionally configure VLAN per port to supply IPTV companies, and we might even configure the Movistar Triple VLAN FTTH to have all of the companies of the blue operator comparable to Movistar TV or the phone by way of VoIP.

This router additionally has QoS to prioritize units, a L2TP / IPsec VPN server To join safely from the Internet to the native dwelling community, it means that you can hyperlink the router with the D-Link Cloud and management by voice via Amazon Alexa or the Google assistant. The firmware may also enable us to open the DMZ, activate UPnP, configure port forwarding and create static routes amongst different choices.

This router will be put in, managed and monitored via the free D-Link Wi-Fi app that’s out there for Android and iOS:

D-Link Wi-Fi
D-Link Wi-Fi

D-Link Wi-Fi
D-Link Wi-Fi

With this utility we will make all the fundamental configurations of the router.

Unboxing and first impressions of this router

In RedesZone we have already got with us this new high-performance impartial router D-Link DIR-X1860 EXO AX1800, a really fascinating gadget for having Wi-Fi 6, WPA3-Personal and L2TP / IPsec VPN server. Next, you may see and listen to all the main points of this new router:

We advocate you entry our producer part D-Link, the place you can find all of the analyzes printed to this point, in addition to step-by-step configuration manuals.