D-Link EXO AC1900 Wi-Fi router now shipping
Not everyone wants, or needs, a monster Wi-Fi router that costs $200-300 so it’s great to see that D-Link is bringing out devices like the EXO, that with AC1900 speeds should be plenty in many scenerios and still ahve that angry insect look (that I like) going on.
First Router in EXO Series Offers Extreme Home Coverage at an Affordable Price
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – April 21, 2016 – D-Link today announced the immediate availability of the first router in its EXO Series, the AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-879). The AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router boasts a stylish form-factor, standout color and impressive feature set. With built-in high power amplifiers and 11AC Dual Band Wi-Fi, the DIR-879 delivers fast wireless speeds, improved coverage, and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to support HD streaming and other demanding applications, all for under $150.
“With the new AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router, users can enjoy the extremely fast speeds of 11AC Wi-Fi and proudly display their network hardware,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing at D-Link. “The EXO series was built for Wi-Fi users who want great performance, premium-design and style at an incredibly affordable price.”
Smart Connect technology automatically assigns wireless clients to the specific wireless band that provides the optimum bandwidth. The advanced QoS engine, with a drag-and-drop UI, provides an easy way to prioritize applications and devices. In addition, the router features four Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports with WPA or WPA2 security and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to ensure network integrity and ease-of-setup while still guaranteeing high-speed wired connectivity.
More about the AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router:
Additional features and capabilities of the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-879) include:
- 11AC Wi-Fi Dual Band Connectivity1 – Speeds up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band
- High Power Amplifiers – Provide wider coverage throughout your home
- Smart Connect – Automatically assigns connected devices to the best possible band for optimal Wi-Fi performance
- Intelligent QoS – Traffic optimization delivers seamless performance for your applications
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button to easily connect devices to the wireless network
- Backwards Compatible – Works with existing Wi-Fi devices (802.11n/g)
- Wireless Encryption – Uses WPA or WPA2 security
- Easy Setup – Get online in minutes with the Quick Router Setup (QRS) mobile app
Availability and Pricing
The AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-879) is available now for $149.99 throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link’s website.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink) and the D-Link Blog (blog.dlink.com).
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1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11ac specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
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