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Jul 18 2012   1:05PM GMT

1.75Gbps WiFi @ Home

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D-Link has brought the first 802.11ac home wireless router to the masses!

“New Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) Leverages 802.11ac Wireless Standard to Deliver Up to 1750Mbps Dual Band Wireless Performance for Today’s Connected Home” source

The company has pulled the curtain back on its first router that’s compatible with the aforementioned tech in the Cloud Router 5700. Boasting performance of up to 1,750Mbps (that’s 1,300 ac + 450 n), the kit implements a 5Ghz band for cutting out the clutter and houses four Gigabit Ethernet ports alongside a single USB receptacle around back. Looking to snag one for the purposes speeding up your home network? You can do just that from either Amazon or Newegg for $189.99 as fast as your fingers will click. source

It comes with “apps” to help you with monitoring your network, and the ability to stream from USB storage that is plugged into the back of the router…

More about the Cloud Router 5700

The Cloud Router 5700 delivers a range of performance and security features, including:

  • Up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac: 1300Mbps 802.11ac + 450Mbps Wireless
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • App-enabled remote monitoring and control: mydlink Lite App
  • Easy media sharing: Wirelessly access videos, music and photos on your iPad, iPhone or Android device from any connected USB drive with SharePort Mobile app
  • Extended wireless coverage: Powered amplified wireless signal
  • Total Security: Complete set of security features including an SPI firewall and WPA2 to protect your network against intruders
  • IPv6 Ready for future internet service performance, security and overall reliability

“The improved speed and range enabled by our 5G WiFi technology make it the preferred solution for the new generation of wireless routers,” said Dino Bekis, Broadcom Senior Director, Access and Wireless Entertainment Business. “D-Link routers based on 5G WiFi will deliver reliable video streaming, faster file transfers, and an overall more satisfying wireless experience.” source

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