D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (DIR-890L/R)

D-Link AC3200 Wireless Router
The D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router delivers premium performance for today’s most demanding tasks: HD streaming, gaming, and multiple device usage. It comes packed with speeds of up to 3.2Gbps, a dual-core processor, three bands (one 2.4GHz and two 5GHz), AC SmartBeam technology, Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) with traffic prioritization, six high-performance external antennas for maximum range, a new user interface, Smart Connect and with a really easy setup. This makes it a perfect combination of performance and ease of use.

This AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router creates an incredibly fast and far-reaching home network for all of your connected devices. The DIR-890L with Smart Connect provides Band Steering Technology to prevent your network from being bottlenecked by devices. In other words, Smart Connect Technology will efficiently select the fastest Wi-Fi for every device. SmartConnect will also simplify your Single Home Network, with one SSID (wireless network identifier) and a security key for all of your devices. All that great technology to let you enjoy more of the stuff you love doing the most.

Control your network like never before. Using the new user interface, you can monitor internet activity, block unwanted devices, and prioritize (drag and drop) your devices with our intelligent QoS engine, all from our redesigned UI. It’s really easy to use; you can even check on your connected devices’ statistics. Bottom line, fewer clicks to get where you need to go.

Important Specifications:

Device type:
- Wireless router

Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11ac
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11a

Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- Up to 3200Mpbs total throughput

Ports/Buttons:
- Four 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit LAN Ports
- One 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
- One USB 3.0 Port and One USB 2.0 Port
- One Reset Button
- One WPS Button
- One Power On/Off Button

Security Features:
- WEP & Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
- Dual active firewall (NAT & SPI)
- VPN Passthrough (PPTP/L2TP/IPsec)
- Quick VPN - L2TP over IPsec
- Guest Zone

Other Features:
- Quality of Service (QoS)
- Port Forwarding
- Virtual Server
- Website Filter
- DDNS
- QRS Mobile App

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User reviews on www.amazon.com:

TREMENDOUS ROUTER! Jimmy C. Smith September 5, 2015
I have waited over a month to review this router. I received it on a weekend via Amazon Prime and prior have read the reviews and was going to wait until Monday to install it in case I needed product support. But I couldn't wait and proceeded with the install on a Sunday evening. Took my time and went by the instructions--even did a firmware update while at it--and it worked without a hitch. AND HAS BEEN SINCE THE INSTALL WITHOUT THE 1ST RESET!! This is a first for me. Now my needs for such a powerful router were basic:
1. A whole house router that delivers the wireless speed no matter where-without any boosters and other nonsense. This is the main and really the only reason I spent the kind of money for this.
I have Comcast internet service and I pay for up to 50mb/sec download speeds and did a speedtest of the router. Here's my results:
With my laptop right beside it wireless: Approximately 44mb/sec download speed
With my laptop in the farthest room and the router's antennae pointing through a 55 gal fish tank and 3 walls-the worst scenario that I have in my house and my wireless speed was approximately 44mb/sec download speed--No difference where I'm at in the house.
I could not ask for a better router.
I'm just a guy with a family with quite a few wireless devices and subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime too.
All I need in a router is one powerful enough to deliver throughout the whole house at speeds at or near the same speed as if I were sitting right next to the router. And this is it! I know the AC3200 will do a whole lot more than what I needed, but I'm fine with that.
Finally! One whole-house router with the AC3200. One network, no range extenders, etc.
If your situation is nearly the same as mine then spend the money on the AC3200 D-Link.
A very easy, straight-forward set-up I experienced and didn't need to call support.
A 5-STAR router. I'd love to give it 10 stars if I could! Thanks D-Link!!!

Ok for users who dont plan on changing the default configuration. Grimor March 11, 2015
As an IT professional, I had some high hopes for this router. And it does perform well in what it was designed to do. I have 16 wireless devices in my house an my previous Linksys router just couldn't handle it. For the brief time I had this router it seemed to handle the WiFi traffic well.

The problem comes in when you actually try to do more than basic configuration. Even in the newest firmware, the firewall is nearly impossible to configure effectively. Port forwarding is limited. you can use the Smart WiFi and not broadcast your SSID.

My final breaking point was the firewall. I wanted to allow some services access from the internet, configure 3 ports in the firewall and can't get any web traffic or even pings. Tested by turning off the firewall and it all worked. Then it was impossible to turn the firewall back on. So even if I had less than 15 ports (the limit) I wanted to open in the firewall; I still couldn't turn it on.

So, if you want a big red bug for your router, and don't plan on doing much more than plug it in and go, this is for you. If you actually want control over your network, you need to find something else.

UPDATE: I did a factory restore, After entering 1 port forward, I can no longer add or edit these setting. Hitting save just resets them back to the 1 record. Just going to the firewall settings and hitting save, sets it to OFF. Can not add, remove, or enable the firewall settings. 1 More star removed. What a piece of junk

I tried disabling smart connect to see if it would solve the problem ... kenman April 11, 2015
I almost gave this one star. I had bought this router approximately one month ago and it worked well for 8 days after this the 2.4ghz band stopped broadcasting. Devices that use this band would not see the ssid and hence could not connect to it. Rebooting the router, the 2.4 band would come back up for 10 minutes and it would stop again. At the same time I also had a 2tb external hd connected to the usb 3 port for sharing purposes.I tried disabling smart connect to see if it would solve the problem but it didn't.I also did a factory reset which didn't solve it either. I have read on many forums about usb 3 and 2.4ghz interference so i decided to disconnect the 2tb hd and do a factory reset the 2.4ghz band came back and worked for a couple of days until I reconnected the external hd, it stopped again. It turned out that this was the problem (not the hd since I tried connecting a different hd with the same capacity). After doing some research I found that I was exceeding the supported hd capacity for this router and the supported capacities range from 500gb- 1tb. So happened I did have a 500gb ext hd lying around and I used it instead since then about two weeks now the router is working well the 2.4 band is broadcasting and hasn't dropped off (smart connect enable). I deducted one star because of the user interface it doesn't have an eject button to safely remove the hd.

D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Chloe March 1, 2016
I ordered the D-Link AC3200 Ultra Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router. It arrived in excellent condition and was easy to install following the instructions provided. I did call the manufacturer in order to get extra help tweaking the settings. The staff at D-Link were very helpful and I had things up and running in no time. After a week, the router works REALLY well! It is big, which I don't particularly care for, so I had my husband build a box to hide it, as well as the modem and wiring. But for those of you who enjoy admiring sleek component design, you will absolutely LOVE this router! It is bright red and very high tech in appearance. The router is wonderful, efficient, and well designed. It has the capacity to juggle many devices at once without slowing down or causing disruption in your connection. You can also add video devices and cameras to the system. I am very satisfied with this router and would definitely buy it again! I highly recommend it.

A strong YES recommendation. Michael A. February 21, 2016
I bought this and a Zoom cable modem to replace my old Motorola Surfboard modem/router connected to Comcast. What a difference!!!! The Surfboard was giving me intermittent connections at no more than 10Mbps. With the D-Link router and Zoom modem the lowest speed I have is 100 Mbps. And the connection is strong and steady. I work at home and need my internet to work well and always. This is such a huge relief. So far i have my laptop, two tablets, three cell phones and three chromecast devices hooked up with no problems. What peace of mind. The real test will be when my son adds his online gaming and cell phone to the mix. But I don't expect any problems.

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