D-Link DIR-895L Review
The D-Link DIR-895L is the company’s newest flagship product, and it was only announced lately. Because this is their most costly router, it is completely loaded with the most up-to-date technology, including wifi AC5300 and MU-MIMO capability, among other features.
The router has retained the same look like the previous flagship models, the DIR-890L and DIR-885L, which is not a negative thing because the design is excellent in and of itself. There is a distinction in that this router has eight antennae, similar to all AC5300 routers, including the Asus RT-AC5300 that I tested a few months back.
In contrast to the DIR-890L, the antennas on this router may be removed and replaced. The design of this router appeals to me since it is simple and not overdone in any way. Modern kitchens benefit from the shiny glass range top, which looks particularly attractive.
The DIR-895L’s true strength lies in its ability to deliver outstanding performance. It is the current flagship router from D-Link, and it is unquestionably capable of delivering excellent performance. Because the router is equipped with the most recent Broadcom processor, you may anticipate the best performance available among consumer routers. It is certainly capable of handling a wide range of duties that are thrown at it.
The D-Link DIR-895L is an AC5300 wireless router, which means that it is a tri-band router by definition. You have the option of configuring the router in the standard tri-band mode with three distinct SSIDs (wireless names) for each band, or you can simply enable the smart connect function.
As a result, I propose that you use the “Smart Connect” option on your router, which will automatically direct your wireless devices to the most appropriate wireless band based on signal quality and the number of clients using a single channel in order to prevent congestion. This function is very useful to me since it automatically switches my devices between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz depending on the signal quality.
There is a switch underneath the router that allows you to switch between router mode and repeater mode quickly and easily. No one will use a costly router as a repeater, because all of its capabilities will be squandered, and the cost will be prohibitive.
On the performance front, this is a really fast router with many features. On my regular test with my Macbook Air, I am able to reach a peak wifi throughput of 600Mbit/s over a short distance, which is impressive. Nowadays, most routers priced above RM500 are capable of reaching the top speed of 600Mbit/s, which is comparable to the speed of my Macbook.
The steadiness and range of the signal are what distinguish them from the competition. I’m planning to upgrade my test gear in the near future. I am still able to reach close to 300Mbit/s on the 5Ghz band while transmitting across a greater distance via a brick wall. If you have a high-speed internet connection, I recommend purchasing a wireless router with strong wireless performance, such as the DIR-895.
It is capable of ensuring that you receive the full performance on wireless networks rather than simply Ethernet networks. Due to the fact that I believe a large number of wireless devices are actually smartphones and tablets, I decided to test the wireless capabilities of my Samsung Galaxy S10. It’s interesting that I’m able to reach a respectable 280Mbit/s.
|Wireless standard||Wireless AC Wave 2|
|Frequency band mode||Tri-band simultaneous|
|Wireless speed||1000 Mbps 2.4 GHz|
2 x 2167 Mbps 5 GHz
|Antenna type||8 detachable omni-directional antennas|
|Wired interface||1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN|
4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
1 x USB 3.0
|Wireless modes||Wireless extender|
The D-Link DIR-895L is unquestionably a very strong router in its class. Despite the fact that it has the same design as the previous flagship, this was not a problem because the design is both gorgeous and functional. Exceptional performance can be found on this router, which is quite remarkable.
It is compatible with the most recent MU-MIMO wireless standards and has a combined wireless throughput of up to 5300 Mbps. Because of the tri-band design and smart connect function, which automatically assigns your devices to the most appropriate wifi band, the wireless range and performance are excellent on this device.
It is unquestionably a future-proof router that will serve you well for many years to come. However, if I am spending this much money on a router, I will want more than simply a reliable piece of hardware in exchange for my investment. On this router, D-Link included a few welcome additions, such as the application-based quality of service (QoS).
The firmware development, I hope, will continue and that additional functions will be introduced in the near future. I would suggest this router to anyone who wants a high-performance consumer router that is also reasonably priced.