The DSL-2890AL Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Cloud ADSL2+ Modem Router offers high-speed Internet connectivity in your home. It integrates an ADSL2+ modem and a high-end wireless router into a single, simple-to-use device that establishes and shares an Internet link for all of your devices. Attach a storage drive to the USB 3.0 or 2.0 ports and use the DLNA media server feature to stream your digital media library to your TV, PC, tablet, or mobile device.
The D-Link DSL-2890AL Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Cloud ADSL2+ Modem Router establishes a lightning-fast home network that links all of your devices to your high-speed Internet connection. Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking is the future of high-bandwidth wireless connectivity, allowing you to stream HD content, make Internet calls, and surf the Internet without interruption from anywhere in your house. High-speed wired connections for up to four PCs or other devices are provided by Gigabit Ethernet ports. It’s sleek, easy to use, and IPv6-ready for a secure network today and in the future.
The D-Link DSL-2890AL modem-router stands out from the crowd thanks to its modern design and superior performance. If you want fast wireless performance and the ability to set up an 802.11ac network, it’s a good option. It’s also useful for streaming content from connected USB storage devices to DLNA devices.
Forget about modem routers that are flat and rectangular in shape. D-Link has adopted a new form, which is cylindrical. The DSL-2890AL modem-router from the company stands out instantly due to its tall and round size, but it also contains a lot of useful features. It’s an 802.11ac router that can provide extremely fast and dependable wireless performance, whether you use the latest 802.11ac standard or stick with 802.11n. Putting things together
The DSL-2890AL’s tall, cylindrical shape provides a fresh perspective on how modem-routers should look, and although many people who saw it thought it looked like a coffee machine, we ended up enjoying it a lot. The wireless network’s six antennas are all internal, and all of the ports are in a vertical strip at the back. It can be difficult to keep all of the cables in a vertical position, but a couple of Velcro ties should suffice. The unit’s top has ventilation holes, while the front has status lights that are yellow and orange rather than blue, making them easier on the eyes. The only aspect of the router’s appearance that we don’t like is the location of the warranty tamper sticker, which is visible from all sides. Another issue we have is the length of the power adapter’s cable. It’s a little small, which could limit where you can put it, but on the plus side, it’s a cute little wall wart instead of a bulky power brick. Unlike some of the other 802.11ac routers we’ve tested, which have larger power bricks that can create more cable mess than a simple wall wart transformer, this one has a simple wall wart transformer. The top of the router has an air vent.
D-DSL-2890AL Link’s presents a challenge to the more costly AC1900 rivals as an AC1750 modem-router. Although you’d expect 802.11n 5GHz and 802.11ac output to be the same between the two classes, I wasn’t expecting to see 2.4GHz performance parity with considerably more costly routers. While the higher-rated AC1900 routers will definitely cope with more 2.4GHz devices on the network, the 2890AL’s AU$219 price tag reflects incredible value for those with just a few devices. Continue reading: Wi-Fi 6: This year will bring better, quicker internet — here’s what you need to see.
Style and usability
D-cylindrical Link’s shape makes it look more like a NAS than a router, and it’s incompatible with wall mounting. Alternatively, you might hire a speaker. Perhaps a plunger for coffee. It does, however, have a plethora of status lights, including control, DSL sync, Internet, WPS, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless, and individual lights for each of the four gigabit Ethernet ports. In this case, D-Link gets a big thumbs up for troubleshooting.
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