How come D-Link router's aren't getting any attention these days? They used to be the best 15 - 20 years ago.
We have to be hard on every router brand not just d-link
D-link actually produces routers with ISP branding for ISPs to give to their customers. The models used are usually poor in many areas from hardware to performance to reliability and even security.
I just can't figure out why this budget router is rated beyond all other routers tested in Total Simultaneous Throughput - TCP of 1850 mbps, is this a mistake? This $100 router has more throughput than even the likes of Synology RT2600AC, Netgear X4S, Talon AD7200, Asus AC5300, really?
Benchmark: Total Simultaneous Throughput - TCP
D-Link AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-879)
May have less processing to do than the others. I presume if SNB tested all three in the same test configuration, I presume it reveals differences between Mfrs and what they do with router HW and FW. Also seems that Realtek maybe better performer than Broadcom. Many factors to consider when testing and development of a product.
Or maybe there is something special about Realtek (sounds like an audio chip mfgr) vs. others, cause i don't see any other realtek out there.