A Great Entry-Level WirelessAC router
D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Dual-band Gigabit Cloud Router
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To add, the router setup menu has all the options you would expect to find from a modern router such as media prioritization, parental control and range port forwarding.
The DIR-850L also offers cloud functionality. By downloading the mydlink SharePort App, users can access content such as documents, photos and videos that are stored on devices connected to the router, anytime and anywhere.
In addition, there are other apps such as mydlink Lite app that lets you manage your routers and connect IP cameras. It will also let you view your IP camera feeds.
As for performance, the DIR850L was decent but had some problems with lost data packets. Average downlink throughput on the 5GHz band was 95Mbps and 79bps at distances of 10 and 25 meters respectively, whereas uplink throughput over the same range was 74Mbps and 61MBps respectively. Unfortunately, UDP streaming tests revealed that at distances ove over 10 meters meters, rs around 3% to 5% of data packets were lost. That may not be a lot, but if a stable connection is important to you, the DIR-850L might disappoint.
All things considered, the DIR-850L is a tidy performer that offers decent speed, ease of setup and some sort of cloud functionality. Its cloud apps are not the most refined, but they do work as advertised and could be handy in certain situations. Best of all, it is also priced affordably, making it an attractive option for those seeking an entry-level Wireless-AC router.