D-Link's New Wi-Fi Routers Look Like Reverse-Engineered Alien Technology

By Andrew Liszewski on at

At one time when all you needed to connect was a couple of laptops, a cheap wireless router would more than suffice for most homes. But these days, when there's everything from phones to tablets to TVs relying on your Wi-Fi network, it makes sense to splurge on your hardware. And D-Link's new 11AC Ultra Performance Series routers promise speeds of up to 5.6 Gbps optimised for the myriad of different devices constantly hopping on and off your network.

D-Link's New Wi-Fi Routers Look Like Reverse-Engineered Alien Technology

Three versions of the Ultra Performance Series wireless routers will be available, with the top-of-the-line DIR-895L/R model boasting up to 2,260 Mbps on the 5GHz bands and up to 1,024 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. It also comes with the most high-power antennas, eight in total, as well as multi-user MIMO technology which serves to keep your Wi-Fi network running as fast as possible with multiple devices connected at once.

Pricing hasn't been announced just yet, but the new routers (with their Ferrari-like bright red finishes) will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2015. [D-Link]


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