5G AC2600 Wi‑Fi Router

DWR‑978

  • Product Status (Revision A1): Live
  • 5G speeds up to 1.6 Gbps1, built-in Wi-Fi AC26002 
  • Supports multiple 5G bands for increased connectivity3
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • Connect up to 128+ devices
  • Two detachable external antennae
  • Nano SIM card slot supports 5G or 4G/LTE

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Power your Wi‑Fi with 5G

Experience next‑gen 5G connection speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps and high‑speed Wi‑Fi up to 2.6 Gbps on all your connected devices throughout your home, office or holiday home.

DWR-978 5G AC2600 Wi-Fi Router - front view
5G
High-speed 5G Internet

Connect with next-generation 5G speeds up to 1.6 Gbps and experience lightning-fast downloads, lower latency and reduced congestion.

Speedtest
Blazing Wi-Fi performance

High-performance antennas deliver high-performance AC2600 speeds of up to 2.6 Gbps throughout your home.

Failover
Stay connected

When your 5G/LTE stops working, you stay connected to your fixed-line Internet (Fibre, Cable, DSL) thanks to D-Link’s Failover technology.

Security
Trusted Wireless Security

Supports the latest WPA3TM Wi-Fi security with 128-bit encryption for optimum protection.

Ethernet
X5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports provide optional high-speed connectivity for a wired device at home or in the office.

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Rapid and reliable 5G connectivity where you need it the most

Whether at home, at work, or on holiday ‑ the DWR‑978 is built to work for you as a simple plug and play companion, wherever life takes you.

Rural home with 5G wireless
5G AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with speed comparison chart between 3G, 4G and 5G.

A connection that stays with you

Insert a 5G/4G LTE SIM card and immediately have access to blazing 5G download speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps at your home or business, or even while taking the camper van out into the countryside.

Thanks to 5G technology you can enjoy HD movies in seconds, download huge files immediately, play multiplayer games without lag, and enjoy video calls without interruption - making it the perfect companion whether at home or away.

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Perfect for areas with limited or no access to fixed internet

The DWR-978 is the complete solution for those hard-to-read areas where fixed-line ISPs (Internet Service Providers_ are unreliable or unavailable. Insert your 5G SIM card and let your network and all of your devices be powered by 5G cellular data.

With two high-performance external antennas, you can be sure that DWR-978 will deliver the strongest connectivity possible on multiple devices at the same time - allowing you to stream, game or work, without worrying about buffering, dropouts, or interference.

Wife and child outside a caravan.
Failover diagram.

Your Internet will never fail you again

Disruptions can happen at any time, but we’ve built the DWR-978 to eliminate them altogether with D-Link Failover technology.

When your 5G/LTE cellular provider is having technical difficulties, the DWR-978 will jump to action by switching to the Internet via your fixed-line (Fiber/Cable/DSL), so you can keep working, playing or watching as normal.

Cut down on dead spots & loading times

x2 high-performance antennas deliver Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2.6 Gbps throughout every corner of your home, making it easy for you to stay connected at the highest speeds possible despite any structural interference.

The DWR-978’s MU-MIMO technology ensures multiple devices get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi at the same time, distributing data more efficiently, giving you faster Wi-Fi speeds throughout your home.

Home wireless diagram and speed comparison chart between 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz.

Connect easily, share easily

There’s no setup involved, just insert a 5G/4G LTE SIM card and you’re good to go, instantly being able to share your connectivity with all of your devices.

Man surrounded by smart home devices.

Gigabit Ports for x10 Data Transfer Speeds

With four Gigabit LAN ports, connect up to 4 wired devices for reliably fast wired speeds of up to 10x faster than standard Fast Ethernet connections.

5G AC2600 Wi-Fi Router ports

Stay protected from online threats with the latest in Wi‑Fi Encryption

The DWR-978 supports WPA3 - the latest version of the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol that encrypts user data and protects wireless networks from outside threats. WPA3 includes a new protector to verify authentication and secure your devices’ connections while further protecting your wireless network from attacks.

5G AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with a red wireless wave underneath
Father using a tablet with his child.

Manage your network, your way

Whether you need to give a friend quick access, or get the kids to do their homework, the DWR-978 comes with Wi-Fi scheduling - so you’re always in change.

Manage
Find out which devices are connected to your Wi-Fi, create schedules, check login credentials.

Wi-Fi Guest Zone

Set guest logins for when you have visitors and block any devices you don’t know.

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1 Mobile broadband speeds will vary and are dependent on a range of factors including network configuration, network capacity, signal strength, and the conditions of your mobile broadband subscription. A 5G subscription is required in order to achieve maximum speeds.
2 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
3 for more information about compatible mobile service providers, please visit eu.dlink.com for more information.

Wireless standard
Wireless AC Wave 2
Frequency band mode
Dual-band simultaneous
Wireless speed
1733 Mbps 5 GHz

800 Mbps 2.4 GHz
Antenna type
Embedded omni-directional antennas
Wired interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN

4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
3G/4G LTE support
5G/4G LTE/3G via SIM
USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
Advanced features
MU-MIMO
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet EN - PDF 0.21mb Download