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Featured CES 2019: D-Link Unveils 5G Router

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by thiggins, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    D-Link has announced a router with built-in 5G radio.

    The DWR-2010 5G NR Enhanced Gateway features an embedded 5G NR (New Radio) NSA module and can operate on the sub-6 GHz or mmWave frequencies in 200 MHz (2 x 100 MHz) or 800 MHz (8 x 100 MHz) configurations.

    The new router is based on Qualcomm's SDX55 chipset and supports 3GPP Release 15 and VoLTE. The Wi-Fi side has a Wi-Fi 5 AC2600 class dual-band radio supporting MU-MIMO.

    Ethernet port complement includes three switched gigabit LAN ports, one gigabit switchable LAN/WAN port and one multi-gigabit 1/2.5 LAN port.

    Since the product won't ship until the "second half of 2019", neither pricing nor detailed specs were revealed. The only performance clue provided was that the router "enables download speeds more than 40x faster than current average fixed broadband download speed in the U.S. of 70 Mbps", which would be around 2.8 Gbps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  2. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Saw this earlier today in my news feed...

    This is more driven towards carrier CPE, where the WAN interface is provisioned and managed from the carrier, so it's likely going to be relatively closed other than the features provided and approved by the service provider...

    Note that the mmWave stuff is WAN side, not LAN side...

    I was expecting that the WLAN would be 11ax (WiFi6) and curious mix on the LAN ports - one would expect N-Base-T on all there...

    Goes to show that Qualcomm and Atheros still have some roadmap management to do to keep lines in sync...