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D-Link AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-867) Review & Configure

D-Link AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-867) Review & Configure

D-Link DIR-867

D-Link company is one of the earliest manufacturers of consumer networking equipment. You may probably hear of D-Link before. D-Link recently released the DIR-867 wireless best budget router. It comes with the latest specifications, and the price is affordable.

High-Speed Dual Band Wi-F- for Multiple Simultaneous Connections

  • Simultaneous Dual-Band: Deliver faster W-Fi speed of up to 1750 Mbps (450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbps on 5GHz)
  • Powerful Wi-Fi Performance: Stream HD multimedia across your home without interruption using wireless and wired speeds.
  • MU-MIMO: Simultaneous streaming on multiple devices
  • Dual-Core Processor: Dual Core Processor for the fastest network speed for a more powerful router.
  • Advanced AC SmarBeam: Bring dead zones back to life by providing beams of bandwidth.
  • Gigabit Wired Speed: 
  • High-Performance Antennas: 4 high-performance antennas that deliver maximum range around your home

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Practical Design And Features

The DIR-867 is a 3 cross 3 dual-band router powered by 128MB of flash memory, dual-core 880MHz CPU and 128 MB of RAM, which is amazing. It is capable of speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. It supports 802.11ac Wave 2 technology including direct-to-client signal transmission, or beamforming, and MU-MIMO data streaming. DIR-867 provides a smart connection option, through which you can choose the best radio band based on current network activity.

D-Link DIR 867 design

D-Link interface is still mostly like the old D-Link router interface but more refined now. It works a lot better than compared to the previous D-Link interface. D-Link DIR-867 is also compatible with TIME, Unifi, Maxis, and other major ISPs. I do not face any issues with the firmware; it works very well.

The wedge-shaped matte black cabinet of the DIR-867 measures 1.5 by 9.0 by 8.0 inches (HWD) comes with four external non-removable antennas. The matte black design is a departure from D-Link iconic glossy design from the DIR-895L, priced at 89.99$. DIR-867 is a dual-band router and is one of the few budget-priced models. DIR-867 supports MU-MIMO(Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output). It is a snap to install and performed relatively well in our throughput speed tests.Internet speedDIR-867 rear panel holds four gigabit LAN ports, WPS, a WAN port, reset, and Wi-Fi buttons, On the top of the router, are LED indicators for power, a power jack, and switch. You’ll not find any USB port on this Router.DIR-867 internetD-Link always has an essential approach in deciding which features to include in their wireless Router. D-Link gives priority to the QoS system. D-Link includes their simple L2TP VPN Server and free D-Link DDNS service. You should have in mind that DIR-867 doesn’t support access point mode and support running as a wireless router.QoS systemIf you have a D-Link router, then you can easily manage the Router on your smartphone with the help of the D-Link Wi-Fi app. The App is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can configure basic settings and can see connected devices through the D-Link Wi-Fi App.

HD Streaming and Gaming on Multiple Devices

The AC1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router delivers reliable and powerful performance for users who demand faster Wi-Fi speeds for online gaming on multiple devices and for HD streaming. It powerful high gain antennas to provide great coverage. Ther Router is designed to supports 3X3 streams MU-MIMO technology that allows multiple devices to get bandwidth wi-fi signals at the same time in your home.

Hardware Specifications

The main thing while buying a Router is its specifications. In this matter, DIR-867 doesn’t disappoint. The Router can support a maximum link speed of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz group. With that, it comes with Wireless AC1750 with support for beamforming and MU-MIMO.DIR-867 hardware specificaitonsYou can reach an actual speed up to 700Mbps over wireless AC 5GHz if you have the right device which supports the AC1750 specifications. For that, you will need a 3 stream Wireless AC adapter. A 3 stream Wireless AC adapter such as D-Link’s DWA-192, which supports up to AC1900.As our Internets are faster than 100Mbps, D-Link DIR-867 provides all Gigabit Ethernet ports. There is no USB port because many people don’t use this feature, and an increase in port also causes an increase in price.

D-Link DIR-867 Unifi Configuration

The D-Link DIR-867 supports Unifi with HyppTV working. Your HyppTV must be connected to LAN port 4 for working. And you may also need to update your firmware for the sake of the same interface.

Performance

WAN Performance

To know how maximum your Router supports speed, then you must perform a WAN to LAN speed test in a simulated environment. You must speed analysis it with an actual Gigabit internal connection because having Gigabit Ethernet ports doesn’t mean that your Router will support a 1000Mbps Internet connection.

DIR-867 2.4GHz Long Distance

DIR-867 2.4GHz Long Distance

DIR-867 2GHz short distance

DIR-867 2GHz short distance

DIR-867 5GHz Long Distance

DIR-867 5GHz Long Distance

DIR-867 5GHz short distance

DIR-867 5GHz short distance

In my record, this Router has no issue in the running upwards of 900 Mbps on my Gigabit Internet connection. D-Link DIR-867 can deliver Unifi 800Mbps and providing the TIME 1000Mbps plan.

speed test

Wireless Performance

DIR-867 gives an interesting performance. At a short distance, DIR-867 provides a top speed of 500Mbps on speedtest.net. And in my record on simulated test DIR-867 provides 550Mbps. Surprisingly DIR-867 is pushing 475Mbps on my simulated test and 455Mbps on speedtest.net. These performances are signs of good circuitry.

DIR-867 throughput

DIR-867 comes with a really good Wireless ability, provides more than 100Mbps on both the short and long-distance range tests. The 2.4Ghz performance is very good on the DIR-867 router. Wireless coverage is also commendable and is on the top of the line in gaming routers.

speed test 5GHz

Above all experiments are tested on my laptop. I use an AC1200 wireless adapter, so the maximum wireless speed is around 500Mbps. DIR-867 is designed to automatically balance devices between 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz.

D-Link DIR-867 throughput test

Closing Thoughts:

D-Link can beat even some high-end routers, no DIR-867 this router is a mid-range router. The CPU which is used in this router can support an internet connection over wired LAN to up to 1000 Mbps. Which means you can use it with TIME 1000Mbps and Unifi 800Mbps. DIR-867 has a powerful Wi-Fi connection with good speed and range.Fast and reliable coveragefast reliable coverageDespite described above all features, DIR-867 is still far from premium routers such as antivirus and advanced QoS. Because antivirus and advanced QoS offer more features. But if your demand is just good Wi-Fi coverage and speeds internet then DIR-867 is the best option.dual band Dual band with a kickThe Router configuration can be done by using the D-Link Wi-Fi mobile app for iOS and Android and by using a web-based console. Web console for DIR-867 is the same as for other D-Link routers. The Home screen contains a network map, connection type, connection uptime, internet stats such as MAC addresses and IP addresses, and default gateway.Intuitive app and user interfaceAlong the top of the screen are Management tabs, Home settings, and features. The Settings tab gives you access to internet Settings such as Connection Type(PPPoE, L2TP, DHCP, Static), Setup Wizard, IPv4/IPv6 settings, and VLAN. Wireless settings include Security Mode (WPA/WPA2), Channel Width, Wi-Fi Channel, Smart Connect, Password, SSID, Transmission Power, Channel Width, and Guest Zone(guest networking). Through the use of Network Settings, you can change WAN Port speed settings, LAN IP Address, Tweak DHCP, and Subnet Mask Settings.DIR-867 parental controlsUse the Features tab to access the drag and drop QoS settings. By using QoS settings you can assign maximum bandwidth to clients that need it most, configure Port Forwarding, enable firewall settings, and Quick VPN settings. DIR-867 also provides network access scheduling and website filtering. Through Management settings you can change passwords, view system logs, monitor network traffic, update firmware, and create access schedules.mumimoMU-MIMO Diag

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PROS

  • Reasonable priced.
  • Easy to install.
  • Support MU-MIMI data streaming.
  • Solid throughput performance.

CONS

  • Non-removable antennas.
  • Lacks USB ports.
  • Limited parental controls

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