Mar 19

Before you begin: Insert your USB Flash Drive into your router and check the storage status: From the network map on the main page, click the USB Device icon to display the storage status. The information displayed here should reflect the characteristics of the USB drive plugged into the USB port.

 

Smartphone Setup

 

Step 1: Download the mydlink SharePort app to your smartphone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play. You can find the app using the search term “mydlink SharePort”. Once the installation is complete, launch the app by clicking on the “mydlink SharePort” icon.
Step 2: If your device is connected to the same wireless network as your DIR-880L, select the Local Access tab and enter the password for your router’s Administrator account. If you are using any other connection (such as a different wireless network or a mobile broadband connection), select Remote Access, and enter your mydlink username (email address) and password.

 

Tap Log In to continue.

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Step 3: Select the DIR-880L from the list of available devices.

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Step 4: You media should now be available. Use the icons to select the media type you wish to browse/play.

 

Note: The signal indicator at the bottom of the screen will turn green to indicate a direct connection, pink to indicate a relayed connection, and blue to indicate a local connection.

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Nov 10

Example: Some applications require port forwarding to be set up in order to communicate with other computers over the Internet.

 

Step 1: Open an Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer) and enter http://dlinkrouter.local or http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar.

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Step 2: Enter the password for your Admin account in the field provided. If you have not changed this password from the default, leave the field blank. Click Log In.

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Step 3: Move the cursor to the Features tab and then click Port Forwarding from the drop-down menu.

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Step 4: Click Add Rule.

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Step 5: A pop-up window will appear for you to configure the port forwarding rule. Enter the following information:

 

Name – Enter a name for the rule.

 

Local IP – Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. Alternatively, if the computer is currently connected to the router as a DHCP client, select the device from the drop-down menu.

 

TCP Port – Enter the TCP ports that you want to open. You can enter a single port or a range of ports. Separate ports with a comma (for example: 24,1009,3000-4000).

 

UDP Port – Enter the UDP ports that you want to open. You can enter a single port or a range of ports. Separate ports with a comma (for example: 24,1009,3000-4000).

 

Schedule – Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section.

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Step 6: Click Apply when finished to save the rule.

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Aug 13

Back in November, we had the opportunity to take a look at the DIR-868L as D-Link entered the 802.11ac market. The 868L offered up AC1750 capabilities with 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band with a space saving tower design similar to the Apple AirPort.

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Today, we shift gears, and move onto the latest solution from D-Link, this time an AC1900 product, dubbed the DIR-880L. The 880L carries the typical desktop form factor, that is to say the router is a low profile rectangular box.

Features of this router include dual band capabilities including 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, giving us the AC1900 marketing label. In addition to this, the DIR-880L is a cloud router, so the ability to manage your router remotely is feasible, and if you setup the integrated Shareport feature, access to the devices USB ports, which have been made available for storage, printers and scanners, is also available.

The D-Link DIR-880L is an entry-level 802.11ac solution aimed to bring the latest technology in to the average consumers home. The 880L features two USB ports with one carrying USB 3.0 technology, along with three high gain antennas to aide in increased range ability. Each of the five RJ45 port include gigabit ethernet capability, as to eliminate any network bottlenecks.

The D-Link DIR-880L wireless router is listed at $189.99 with a one-year warranty. This positions the DIR-880L next to the Linksys EA6900, Netgear R7000 and ASUS RT-AC68U in the current market.

PRICING: You can find the D-Link DIR-880L wireless router for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

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The product packaging for the 880L carries a more casual appeal. The router is pictured on the front of the box with a few marketing details around it.

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The back of the packaging carries a few more details about the router.

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Scope of delivery includes an Ethernet cable, three antennas, power adapter and reading materials.

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The 880L house a full arsenal of LED lights on the top of the router for indicating LAN and WLAN activity.

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The back of the router has four-gigabit LAN ports next the single gigabit WAN port. We have three antenna connections, along with a USB port and the power button. Also worth mentioning is a second USB 3.0 port located on the side of the unit.

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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.

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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

Good

  • 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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