Jun 30

The DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router offers the ultimate wireless connectivity with combined wireless speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps*. Advanced AC SmartBeam™ provides a dramatic increase in wireless coverage, while advanced Quality of Service (QoS) efficiently and automatically distributes your Internet bandwidth. The touch screen enhanced web-based setup wizard and configuration allows you to easily setup and get connected. It’s mydlink™-enabled which allows you to control and manage your network wherever you are over the Internet, as well as stream and share media files through the free mydlink™ SharePort™ app. The DIR-880L is high performance, easy-to-use and IPv6-ready for a reliable network today and tomorrow.

DIR-880L AC1900 Review

D-Link DIR-880L Technical Specs

  • Up To 1.9Gbps Data Rate
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz
  • 1x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0
  • 4x Gigabit LAN / 1x Gigabit WAN
  • Beamforming (SmartBeam)
  • Advanced QoS
  • WPS

D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Conclusion


  • Fast Speeds At Budget Price
  • Looks Good
  • Intuitive Interface

Not so Good

  • Good Coverage, But Not Quite The Best

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D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Features

The DIR-880L has all the usual attributes including IPv6 support, WPS connect and WPA2 encryption.
But let’s take a look at the big features…

7 Features of the D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Router

Better Wireless AC With Dual Band
Reach out further with both Wireless AC & N using simultaneous Dual Band. Data rates of 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.
Wireless AC (802.11ac) is the latest wireless standard that accommodates flawless online gaming and HD streaming. With AC1900 wireless speeds comes more reliable connections and faster transfers.

SmartBeam Beamforming
SmartBeam is designed to give your wireless clients more freedom to roam. Rather than pushing out signal in all directions at all times, the DIR-880L directs Wi-Fi signal in the direction of your clients as and when they need it. This means clients can move further away from the router then before. It also means that the wireless signal is stronger, which boosts reliability levels.

Advanced Quality of Service
If you want to get the best out of your network, it’s best to use Quality of Service, also known as QoS. You can prioritize your precious network traffic, so that it’s not affected by less important traffic at time of network congestion. For example, you can stream the latest installment of Game of Thrones, without worrying about someone else in your home compromising your viewing when they decide to download a movie from the Internet.

Two USB Ports
The DIR-880L AC1900 ships with two USB ports. One is USB 3.0, which is a must-have for HD streaming & fast filesharing – basically making the most of those fast Wireless AC speeds. There’s an intuitive user interface to view stored content – be it movies, music or photos.

3 External High Gain Antennas
Three high gain external antennas helps to push out Wi-Fi signal in more directions which extends the coverage area even more.

mydLink Monitoring
mydlink is cloud based. This means you can access the DIR-880L from anywhere at any time. mydlink lets you monitor your network, block access and implement Parental Control from a PC, smartphone or tablet.

Gigabit Ports
D-Link have added 4 Gbps ports should you wish to connect wired devices directly into the router.

Reviews for the D-Link DIR-880L

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router (DIR-880L) (Personal Computers)
I just put one these new D-Link DIR-880L into service this weekend. I was using a 4th generation Apple Air Port which worked well with no clitches and was easy to setup. But the signal dropped off in several areas and outside. I have a 2 story home about 3500 Sq. Ft. and keep my router on the 2nd floor. When I heard about the new D-Link DIR-880L that just was released I thought it would be just perfect for my network. I have 7 devices in my network 1 is a Smart Samsung TV, 2 iphones, 1 wifi BD player and 3 others and growing. I am considering cloud video cameras as well. So I need unit with some chops.

The unit was a snap to set up using the internet configuration, less than 10 minutes for my system. The router is a well made sturdy device that is well laid out. It has been running for 5 days and no problems. Watched some streaming HD movies with no buffer issues.

I did a test before I removed the AirPort Router. I have 25 Mbps service from COX Cable that runs downloads with Speedtest around 32Mbps on my wired PCs and Iphones in the house.

At the 5GHz & 2.4GHz settings 50ft from house 6.51Mbps for both download speeds from the Apple.

I did test after setting up the DIR-880L
At the 5GHz & 2.4GHz settings 50ft from house 20.06Mbps & 22.60Mbps respectively from the D-Link much better than Apple.

I highly recommend this great new AC1900 DIR-880L WiFi Router. I am not even taking full advantage of its potential my clients are only N Technology.

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