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Featured D-Link DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    D-Link's DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is a surprisingly good router for the money.

    Read on SmallNetBuilder
     
  2. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    It is a very interesting option but it's a D-Link and with the security problems...
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Please explain so we know specifically what you are referring to.
     
  4. e38BimmerFN

    e38BimmerFN Senior Member

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    The current known security issues have already been addressed...
     
  5. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    There had been many known issues. I was unaware that they had been remedied.
     
  6. bezant

    bezant New Around Here

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    Thanks for the review. Kind of disappointing 5Ghz range. Was MU-MIMO not tested? I went over the review twice and did not see anything. I have to mention that the Netgear R7800 that you mentioned in the beginning of the review is listed at $130 for a certified refurbished unit on Amazon. After reading the review, I'd rather go with that...
     
  7. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Page 4, paragraph right before Closing Thoughts.

    I am not testing MU-MIMO on a regular basis. It does not provide benefit for the majority of users.

    If you can get an R7800 cheap, go for it. I just published test results for it using the Revision 10 process.
     
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  10. e38BimmerFN

    e38BimmerFN Senior Member

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    Same here. They've issued a few FW releases for that series router so thats a closed issued now.

     
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  11. Internet Man

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    Thanks for getting the scoop on the true DIR-878 capabilities.

    It's interesting that D-Link claims "80/160 MHz Support" on the product page. The superscript "2" seems to point to the footnote on the Specs page that says "2. Latest software and documentation are available at http://support.dlink.com." We'll see if a future update actually brings support.
     
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  12. e38BimmerFN

    e38BimmerFN Senior Member

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    This thread is about the 882...
    typo?

     
  13. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I think he's referring to the fact that I confirmed the DIR-878 is also a 4x4 router.
     
  14. e38BimmerFN

    e38BimmerFN Senior Member

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    I stand corrected.
     
  15. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    I think that's likely a generalization at some point.

    D-Link has a good rep for HW, but their root software base has been problematic over the years - things might have changed, as last time I checked was late 2016.
     

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