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D-Link DIR-865L Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Cloud Router

D-Link DIR-865L Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Cloud Router
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D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router

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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $142 to $159 at 2 stores $129 to $176 at 6 stores $209 to $221 at 4 stores $159 to $197 at 5 stores $138 to $188 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date July 12, 2012 May 22, 2013 September 24, 2013 July 31, 2012 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The D-Link DIR-865L Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Cloud Router makes a decent investment thanks to its cloud-based features, support for 802.11ac, and good performance on the 5GHz band. The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Windows 8
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Features IPv6 support
Green Ethernet
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Manageable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
IPv6 support
Parental control
VPN passthrough
SharePort Plus Technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Info unavailable P2P client
Samba support
FTP server
DNS proxy
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
DoS attack prevention
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Parental control
Bandwidth control
DLNA Media Server
Network monitoring
ASUS AiRadar
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
VPN support
IPv4 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
UPnP Media Server
IPv6 support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
Parental control
ReadySHARE
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Quality of Service (QoS)
Auto-sensing per device
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Power AC 100/230 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description D-Link DIR-865L Wireless AC 1750 Dual Band Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Info unavailable ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
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Weight 1.2 lbs
1.2 lbs
Info unavailable 15.9 oz
23.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Info unavailable Wall-mountable
Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.3 in x 6.6 in x 9.4 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 8.5 in
Info unavailable 8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
Info unavailable Info unavailable PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1300 Mbps
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