D-Link AC1200 Review

DLinkAC1200 has an average rating of 1 out of 5 based on 1 user reviews.
NETGEAR R6100D-Link AC1200Linksys EA6300
WiFi PerformanceAC1200 WiFi (300 + 867 Mbps)AC1200 WiFi (300 + 867 Mbps)AC1200 WiFi (300 + 867 Mbps)
WiFi Band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Ethernet Ports4 Fast Ethernet LAN port
1 Fast Ethernet WAN port
4 Gigabit LAN port
1 Gigabit WAN port
4 Gigabit LAN port
1 Gigabit WAN port
USB Ports1 USB 2.0 port
1 USB 2.0 port1 USB 3.0 port
SecurityWPA/WPA2 - PSK and WEP
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
WPA Personal
WPA Enterprise
WPA2 Personal
WPA2 Enterprise
WPA2/WPA Mixed Personal
WPA2/WPA Mixed Enterprise
AntennasInternalInternal Smart AntennasFive Galtronics bent-metal internal antennas:
three for the 5 GHz and two for the 2.4 GHz
Firewall FeaturesNetwork Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DOS Prevention
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Advanced Network Protection (WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall)

The D-Link AC1200 is able to deliver simultaneous, dual bands with faster speeds and less interference, resulting in faster connections and fewer lags. Able to work with existing as well as future Wi-Fi devices, the AC1200 is up to 10 times faster than traditional Ethernet.

With its four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Gigabit WAN port, the AC1200 is always able to keep things running smoothly while delivering a fast stream. Internal smart antennas, along with WPA/WPA2 Protected Access, make it difficult to overcome the security features provided with the AC1200. The Advanced Firewall features such as Network Address Translation and Stateful Packet Inspection add an important extra layer of security to its already impressive lineup.

Because users today expect to be able to access their files and other information no matter where they are, the AC1200 is designed to work well with mobile apps. SharePort Mobile, mydlink Lite and QRS Mobile are some of the features the AC1200 is equipped with to allow users to access information through their tablets, smartphones or other mobile devices. It also has a number of advanced features including VPN pass through, Guest Zone support, UPnP support, Wi-Fi WMM Quality of Service, SharePort Web Access, Parental Controls and IPv6.

Costing less than $100, the AC1200 is considered a great value by most tech experts. Its peak performance is considered very strong, and it is considered to be one of the easiest ways users can access their files remotely. In fact, the mydlink Lite and SharePort mobile features have been referred to as being excellent for Android networking utilities.

The AC1200 works flawlessly even when a large number of devices are connected. It also works very well with Google Chromecast when they want to stream Netflix programming to various devices. Users reported no buffering with Netflix or other streaming video, making the AC1200 a very good choice for those people wanting to use it for these purposes. A good value for the money, an appealing design and ability to support a wide variety of devices and tasks makes the AC1200 one of the best routers on the market today.


User Reviews

Submitted By: Glenn

I’ve many DLink routers over the years, my last one was DIR655. It’s power supply died and I being a long time DLink user I purchased DIR850. The setup was very quick and I did a speed test on my ethernet connection – 98mpbs which is very close to what my ISP speed of 100Mbps. After a few hours there was a noticable slowdown so I did another speed test. It was down to 10Mbps. I reset the router and speed was back to 95-98Mbps. Then after a few hours the same problem again and another reset. I called their “technical support”, they told me to upgrade the firmware which was done already. Over the next few days I had to reboot the router several times and spent several hours on the phone with the technical support. I finally gave up and returned the router. No more DLink for me.