D‑Link Announces range of highly affordable Wi‑Fi 6 Routers

The all‑new DIR‑X1560 and DIR‑X1860 Wi‑Fi 6 routers provide fast speeds, greater capacity and less network congestion in modern smart home networks.

26 October, 2020

Smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1560) and AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1860)
Smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1560) and AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1860)

 

 

D-Link, a global leader in smart home and networking technology, has announced the availability of two all-new, cost-effective Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers – the AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1560) and AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1860).

Specifically designed with the modern smart home in mind, the DIR-X1560 and DIR-X1860 provide seamless and highly reliable combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,500 Mbps and 1,774 Mbps respectively. Both routers provide a simple way to upgrade an existing home network to next-generation Wi-Fi 6 and are engineered to maintain a growing number of connected devices and smart home gadgets to run at any one time.  

The DIR-X1560 and DIR-X1860 offer dual-band Wi-Fi with up to four simultaneous streams, which allows hassle-free 4K streaming, gaming or video calls. Both routers come fully equipped with a host of new technologies to enhance connectivity experience for users. These include 1024 QAM to boost throughput to all connected devices by up to 25% and 80 MHz for extended bandwidth. Both have built-in power amplifiers and include beamforming features to increase a Wi-Fi network’s reach and minimising blackspots. All together creating up to four times greater capacity and making connectivity 38% faster.

Both smart routers feature Multiple-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), a signature element of Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA provides exceptional capacity by splitting a channel into four sub-channels and supports faster bandwidth and connectivity distribution to devices, eliminating congestion and network queues. 

What’s more, the DIR-X1560 and DIR-X1860 both support voice assistant capabilities, allowing users to enable or disable Wi-Fi access, check log-in credentials or reboot the system via voice-enabled smart speakers, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. 

Easy to set up, users can access how-to guides to install their new router via D-Link’s dedicated app. Once installed, users are provided with many management tools and parental control features that allow users to tailor network access enabling safer internet connectivity. 

Key features of D-Link’s DIR-X1560 and DIR-X1860 Wi-Fi 6 routers include: 

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology provides faster speeds, greater capacity and less network congestion. 
Combined dual-band wireless speeds up to 1,500 Mbps/1,774 Mbps ensures optimal Wi-Fi experience to all devices, whether it’s video streaming, online gaming or web browsing. 
OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology communicate more data to more devices while simultaneously reducing latency.
Profile-based parental control allows you to control when devices have access to the Internet.
Better battery life of battery-powered connected devices with Target Wake Time (TWT) technology.
Automatic firmware updates ensure that the AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router stays up-to-date with the latest features.
SPEEDTEST powered™, allowing you to find out the true speed of your Internet, straight from the router.