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Sunday, July 21, 2013

D-Link Wireless AC Smartbeam 1750 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router (DIR-868L)



I’m on a run.  This Dlink Cloud Router installed quickly and easily.  If you follow my product
Note the included USB port for sharing data.
evaluations, I am highly critical of products that claim to be consumer products and truly demand a technician to install.   The detriment to these mis-labeled products is that the consumer ends up feeling like an idiot because they can’t get the product installed.  If a product is technical, label it as so.   Happily this product was simplicity in itself as far as installation is concerned.



It comes with a short multi-fold easy installation guide that surprisingly enough was truly an easy installation guide.   I hooked it directly to my laptop and configured it using Firefox.   Configuration was basically hitting the next button and agreeing to terms.  After it said it was configured I walked around with my phone and used the Wifi Analyzer AP to check the signal strength.   Dlink is accurate when the say it puts out a stronger signal.   In the same room as my Linksys it read -50dBm with the Linksys peaking at -65dBm.  Even more impressive was going downstairs the Dlink was reading -60dBm while the Linksys dropped to -80dBm.  



So the unit was easy to install and does seem to test out with a strong wireless signal.   The other features that define this as a “Cloud” router remain to be tested but my initial reaction is very positive. 
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