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conclusion:We like it

81

D-Link's AC1750 may not provide the best speeds among 802.11ac routers, but it's still plenty fast. Though the setup process for D-Link routers has always been relatively simple, PC Mag feels the management software's interface is "cluttered." But interface aside, if you're ready to make the jump to the AC wireless spectrum you'll be happy to know the AC1750 delivers "fast data speeds" according to CNET, and TrustedReviews says the router delivered "barnstorming" speed during transfers, though Expert Reviews found them "slow" compared to competing devices like the ASUS RT-AC66U. Overall, critics were happy with how the AC1750 performed and it's a good place to dip your toe into the AC wireless waters.

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Critic reviews

7.8
6 reviews
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    7.7
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    7.8
  • Configurability / networking features
    6.8
  • Reliability
    8.6
  • Range
    7.3
  • Durability
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User reviews

9.0
1 review
  • Ease of use
    8.0
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    10
  • Configurability / networking features
    8.0
  • Reliability
    10
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    10
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    10
8.0
CNET Jun 6, 2013

The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.

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7.0
PC Mag Jul 31, 2013

D-Link's newest pre-draft 802.11ac router, the Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router (DIR-868L) does not deliver performance as powerful as some competing routers, but it's an improvement over D-Link's previous 11ac router.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 29, 2013

The D-Link DIR-868L takes all the best elements of previous D-Link routers and wraps them into a single package. As such it has superb wireless ac performance, class leading wireless n performance and tops it off with an appealing price tag.

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8.0
TechRadar Aug 16, 2013

Finally we're at a point where wireless 802.11ac is becoming a potentially usable technology with both internal and USB-based laptop adaptors now available. While the D-Link doesn't jump out as the best in its class, it's certainly up at the leading edge.

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9.0
Legit Reviews Oct 11, 2013

The D-Link DIR-868L is one of the best wireless-AC routers on the market today. It has tons of features and leads the way with its Wireless-AC performance. It may look a bit strange, but the DIR-868L gets the job done!

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T3 Aug 1, 2013

D-Link has added something often lost in the router world – style. Creating a unique cylindrical product that would proudly sit in your office. Inside is the latest 802.11ac wireless tech, which offers a speed boost of up to 4x over the previous 'n' standard.

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