Download Firmware D-Link DIR-868L. A present a complete analysis of the latest top-end router that D-Link has released. The new model is called D-Link DIR-868L and the main features of this neutral router is wireless connectivity as it is compatible with 802.11a / b / g / n / ac standards have simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz ), with a speed of up to 450Mbps in the 2.4GHz band using the Wi-Fi N standard and up to 450Mbps on the 5GHz band using the Wi-Fi N standard and thanks to technology Three-Stream. If we have AC Wi-Fi devices get speeds up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band thanks to three internal antennas in MIMO 3T3R configuration. This machine has all the features of Wi-Fi AC we saw in this article, including the 80MHz bandwidth and MU-MIMO technology to maximize although we are far from the AP. SmartBeam also incorporates technology to focus the wireless signal at one point and provide the highest possible performance.
As for wired connectivity, has a Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN. It also has 1 USB 3.0 port to share files both on the local network or over the internet via SharePort. It also incorporates a media server (DLNA) for streaming HD video to the TV or media player.
This router D-Link DIR-868L comes in a white box in the front of the box can see the main features of this neutral router such as Wireless AC1750 and is therefore compatible with standard 802.11ac. We can also see the logo of mydlink Cloud to manage the router from the cloud. On the right side we also see a feature that will provide great performance in the 5GHz band with Wi-Fi AC, known as SmartBeam which serves to focus the wireless signal to a particular point to provide greater coverage and speed. On the left side of the box we find mobile applications that D-Link has developed and from which we can manage various aspects of our D-Link router. Applications that support this router are mydlink, SharePortMobile and QRS Mobile.
At the bottom of the box are other features of the router such as allowing us to share files through our local network and Internet. On the back of the box we find a comparison with wireless routers midrange and low using the standard 802.11N, in this graph we can see the benefits it gives us the use of 802.11ac such as streaming multimedia content in high definition without cuts or pixelated. In the upper left we can see an explanation in English of the main features of the DIR-868L and how it benefits us mydlink Cloud services. Once you open the box, the first thing we see is a manual with a CD to install the SharePort Plus software and to use network sharing of D-Link DIR-868L.
After seeing how the router out, proceed to dismantle it to see all their internal components. We suggest that absolutely do not recommend disassembling this router to see its components, we have started a Wi-Fi antenna to dismantle and router has been completely useless, it is the first time we break a router to dismount, and is that D-Link he has spent much effort to remove it is a very complicated task. If you are interested in seeing its circuitry, we recommend you look carefully photos in high definition we have done, but not clearing. The first thing we see when we dismantled the router is coated plate entirely of metal sheets and a huge sink where the main CPU of the computer is located. At the rear are a further metal sheet almost entirely covering the entire plate.
Once you have removed all metal sheets, we can see in detail all components. If we see the plate from above we see on the front of the main components such as CPU, RAM, FLASH memory controller and the 2.4GHz band. At the back we find the 5GHz controller is connected to the motherboard via PCIe. The first component of which I will talk about is the controller of the 5GHz band, head of Wi-Fi AC this router able to get up to 1300Mbps. The Wi-Fi driver 5GHz band is the Broadcom BCM4360KMLG, is compatible with standard 802.11ac 3T3R MIMO configuration (3 transmit antennas and 3 receive antennas) with Three-Stream technology to achieve wireless speeds up to 1300Mbps . This controller incorporates everything you need to work with the standard 802.11ac as radio, Wi-Fi subsystem and the baseband. If you connect equipment compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11N we can reach speeds of up to 450Mbps.
The firmware allows us to work with bandwidths of 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz selected automatically depending on the device we connect to provide maximum performance in every case. The modulation signal is 256-QAM which significantly increases efficiency when transferring data wirelessly.
Another feature of 802.11ac is the Beamforming, D-Link has called SmartBeam. This feature serves to focus the wireless signal to a point and provide the highest possible performance. The Beamforming is a MIMO category type consisting of the formation of a signal wave reinforced by Gap different antennas and is able to "beat" the customer reaching Wi-Fi for the best way obstacles. The Beamforming recognizes the elements that cause poor performance (walls, walls) and try to avoid them, can not forget that uses techniques advanced error detection. It also incorporates technologies LDPC (Low density parity check) and STBC (Space-Time Block Codes) to increase the transmission efficiency and achieve maximum wireless high speed. The interface of this controller is PCIe, perfect because the CPU also supports this type of input / output interface.
At the bottom we can see the 3 amplifiers 5GHz band, the specific model is Skyworks 5003L1, and we have three units required for the 3 antennas corresponding to this frequency, we also have 3 required UFL connectors internal antennas . The main CPU of this router is the Broadcom BCM4708AOKFEBG, is the second generation of processors Broadcom routers. This processor runs at a clock speed of 1GHz and has an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core architecture. Incorporates 5 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports and one of the main features is that it incorporates NAT hardware for maximum performance on the local network. It is also compatible with USB 3.0, incorporates two PCIe Generation and RAM is single channel (single channel) DDR2 and DDR3.
The firmware for this router has not changed in appearance compared to previous models of the brand. D-Link is committed to continuity of something that works, and it works fine. The firmware for D-Link is one of the most complete in terms of configuration is concerned, some thanks for advanced users who find options for just about anything you need.
The only thing missing in this firmware are some services that consuming users, such as a Bittorrent client. Having a USB 3.0 port with high performance read / write, is a real shame not to take full advantage, this would put in check ASUS routers already have a built this functionality feature. Another feature that we would incorporate would be an OpenVPN server to connect securely via any Wi-Fi when you are not at home, or even a SSH server for SSH Tunneling and navigate through this tunnel safely. It also would incorporate an FTP server, although this router has a web server to access the contents of USB, many advanced users prefer to use FTP.
In this menu you see the name of the Wi-Fi networks, devices that are currently connected and public IP address that has given us our Internet access provider. To have full control of our local network remotely, from here we can block any connected device, we can also see traffic data we have in our home and finally, we can restart the router. If we go to Settings, you can enable and disable the wireless networks in our home as well as enable and disable email notifications that you can configure. From here we can also enable remote web management of the router. A very important point we want to emphasize is that the configuration of email notifications is extremely simple and you do not even have to enter the parameters of our SMTP mail server does everything automatically depending on which service you choose.
We can also configure it so that when a new computer connects to our local network, we report it. This feature gives the Cloud router added value because if we need anytime access our home and we do not know the IP or not we have enabled remote management, we can always control your computer from mydlink. D-Link has devoted much effort to develop applications for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets with both Android and iOS. Here we will talk about mydlink SharePort for Android, application for managing multimedia content of our router. This application uses the same mydlink Cloud environment, so you will need to configure it correctly if you want to access from the internet (remote access). We introduce username and password to loguearnos and we inside. If we're connected via Wi-Fi router, will not need to sign in mydlink, click in the "Local Access" tab and enter the administrator password.