D-link DIR 3060 EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh WI fi Gaming Router - £127.49 @ Amazon
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D-link DIR 3060 EXO AC3000 Smart Mesh WI fi Gaming Router - £127.49 @ Amazon

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Posted 5th Nov
Just purchased this, seems cheaper than any where else I can find up. Only issue I have is can't find any reviews but ones on amazon.

Main features are the fact it's tri band, 5 years built in mcafee antivirus protection and one Alexa support which I thought looked like a gimmick till I read it, the Alexa support even allows you to disable single devices which is a killer feature when you have kids that won't get ready of a morning
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hsien05/11/2019 07:51

Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is …Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal


Wouldn't install that junk anyway
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Thanks I need this Alexa support
Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal
Why does anything PC gaming related have to look like something out of a sci-fi movie?
Oof that single device disabling feature...evil
Can Mcafee be disabled
hsien05/11/2019 07:51

Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is …Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal


Its actually 2 yrs but still a pretty good deal
Zakiyyah05/11/2019 09:57

Its actually 2 yrs but still a pretty good deal


The built in protection is 5 years, and you get 2 years for your clients.
stethorn05/11/2019 10:02

The built in protection is 5 years, and you get 2 years for your clients.


Oh right thnx
Zakiyyah05/11/2019 10:03

Oh right thnx


McAfee Protected
Includes McAfee’s Secure Home Platform™ for 5-years and McAfee LiveSafe™ for 2-years, allowing you to protect every connected device, and install antivirus software onto unlimited devices.
hsien05/11/2019 07:51

Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is …Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal


Wouldn't install that junk anyway
powerbrick05/11/2019 10:08

Wouldn't install that junk anyway


Not used it for a good 10 years, back then it battered the pcs it was installed on.
stethorn05/11/2019 10:29

Not used it for a good 10 years, back then it battered the pcs it was …Not used it for a good 10 years, back then it battered the pcs it was installed on.


tell me about it Windows 10, for all its haters, has solid protection built in now. Only really augment with free Malwarebytes.
Zakiyyah05/11/2019 09:09

Oof that single device disabling feature...evil


The modern alternative to grounding your kids
From looking at the design it seems like only a lack of space to put them stopped there being more antennas
my office laptops have mcaffee and its still awful, can hog cpu and really slow things down while it runs a scan
hsien05/11/2019 07:51

Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is …Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal


Free antivirus is better than McAfee. Don't be stupid to think McAfee is worth of some value.
Husla05/11/2019 13:07

Free antivirus is better than McAfee. Don't be stupid to think McAfee is …Free antivirus is better than McAfee. Don't be stupid to think McAfee is worth of some value.


I don't run any antivirus on my macs and have no windows machines, everything else is tablets and mobiles so the inbuilt antivirus should do a good job.
Despite the mcaffee stuff how does this router compare? I currently have a cheap xaiomi router. However I am looking for a little more control and protection as the kids get older.
I ordered TP-Link Archer C3150 amazon.co.uk/dp/…S3U yesterday, will this D-Link be better than that router?
octron200805/11/2019 14:07

I ordered TP-Link Archer C3150 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HS30S3U …I ordered TP-Link Archer C3150 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HS30S3U yesterday, will this D-Link be better than that router?


I know the d link is triband but only 3x3 attenas, the only you posted is dual band but 4x4 attenas. I couldn't tell you the differnce but I chose the triband as from what I could understand you could steer your traffic down seperate bands.
For my next router i would not buy anything that did not support wi-fi 6 or AX as its also known. I appreciate the current wi-fi 6 routers are expensive - cnet.com/pic…fi/ - but there are major improvements that will make a huge difference once supporting client devices are released

having said that this router looks good value so have some heat
Edited by: "yoshi" 5th Nov
yoshi05/11/2019 15:32

For my next router i would not buy anything that did not support wi-fi 6 …For my next router i would not buy anything that did not support wi-fi 6 or AX as its also known. I appreciate the current wi-fi 6 routers are expensive - https://www.cnet.com/pictures/meet-the-wi-fi-6-routers-that-support-802-11ax-wifi/ - but there are major improvements that will make a huge difference once supporting client devices are releasedhaving said that this router looks good value so have some heat


Yeah I was toying with an Ax router, half the reason why I returned the orbi and got a cheaper alternative ready to review in a year of 2 time. Was hoping to just cope with the superhub 3 for a while again but it was dire and could only get WiFi in that room.
Stopped using McAfee in 1995 .. its such a steaming pile of dog muck. Just use Windows Defender for free and it does not mess up you OS.
hsien05/11/2019 07:51

Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is …Considering the McAfee antivirus subscription alone is worth £180, this is a pretty good deal

Edited by: "Tabintab" 5th Nov
blackandamber05/11/2019 14:01

Despite the mcaffee stuff how does this router compare? I currently have a …Despite the mcaffee stuff how does this router compare? I currently have a cheap xaiomi router. However I am looking for a little more control and protection as the kids get older.


Xaiomi!!! The Peoples Republic of China will be guarding your whole network & PC's for free, no need for antivirus .
I did wonder where those random amounts of money from my bank went.
blackandamber05/11/2019 17:12

I did wonder where those random amounts of money from my bank went.


Your not by any chance married are you?
stethorn05/11/2019 17:24

Your not by any chance married are you?


Haha, I am. We have another culprit.
Thanks - have just ordered one as fed up with having to reset my old router all the time and buffering. 😁
Dragon3208/11/2019 09:55

Thanks - have just ordered one as fed up with having to reset my old …Thanks - have just ordered one as fed up with having to reset my old router all the time and buffering. 😁


I am impressed with it, thought it wasn't as good as the virgin media one at first but relocated it and it seems the best I have had took a speed test from another room away from router.
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stethorn08/11/2019 10:31

I am impressed with it, thought it wasn't as good as the virgin media one …I am impressed with it, thought it wasn't as good as the virgin media one at first but relocated it and it seems the best I have had took a speed test from another room away from router. [Image]


Blimy that is good (although we are only on the 80meg Virgin package, but should help with multiple devices and my CCTV cameras that are on 2.4ghz).
Picked one up myself and am impressed.
Given the mcafee software a go as well and it's not bad at all. People's option of it is generally based on years ago. It's much better now and test results back that up. Overall very satisfied with the package.
blackandamber08/11/2019 22:07

Picked one up myself and am impressed.Given the mcafee software a go as …Picked one up myself and am impressed.Given the mcafee software a go as well and it's not bad at all. People's option of it is generally based on years ago. It's much better now and test results back that up. Overall very satisfied with the package.


Alexa devices dropped of the network earlier, thought it was because I moved the attenas but could not get them happy again, split the bands up and realised one of the 5ghz bands was down, soft reboot never got it backup so dropped power to fix the issue. Done a lot of messing around moving it around and changing settings which probably caused issue. Carried on splitting the bands and have my self my own 5ghz network, speed test show tells it all.
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stethorn08/11/2019 23:58

Alexa devices dropped of the network earlier, thought it was because I …Alexa devices dropped of the network earlier, thought it was because I moved the attenas but could not get them happy again, split the bands up and realised one of the 5ghz bands was down, soft reboot never got it backup so dropped power to fix the issue. Done a lot of messing around moving it around and changing settings which probably caused issue. Carried on splitting the bands and have my self my own 5ghz network, speed test show tells it all. [Image]


Bit of an odd one this end. All running fine until last night. The router updated itself at 3am. Now no matter what I do the nest thermostat and Epson printer cannot find the WiFi?
blackandamber09/11/2019 10:07

Bit of an odd one this end. All running fine until last night. The router …Bit of an odd one this end. All running fine until last night. The router updated itself at 3am. Now no matter what I do the nest thermostat and Epson printer cannot find the WiFi?


Sounds like 2.4ghz has dropped, log into the Web interface and see look at the stats to see if any data is going across it.
blackandamber09/11/2019 10:07

Bit of an odd one this end. All running fine until last night. The router …Bit of an odd one this end. All running fine until last night. The router updated itself at 3am. Now no matter what I do the nest thermostat and Epson printer cannot find the WiFi?


Solved just after I typed it. It was a 2.4 channel issue. Had to split the channels and then change the channel to 1 and it connected. Its a version 1 nest and an old printer so that was the issue. All good now though.
blackandamber09/11/2019 10:24

Solved just after I typed it. It was a 2.4 channel issue. Had to split the …Solved just after I typed it. It was a 2.4 channel issue. Had to split the channels and then change the channel to 1 and it connected. Its a version 1 nest and an old printer so that was the issue. All good now though.


When you look in your logs have you got constant dns errors, getting them every few secs and not sure if it's the router or a device on my network causing them. I suspect the log will get full and lock out eventually.
stethorn09/11/2019 11:21

When you look in your logs have you got constant dns errors, getting them …When you look in your logs have you got constant dns errors, getting them every few secs and not sure if it's the router or a device on my network causing them. I suspect the log will get full and lock out eventually.


Just looked at mine and yes, had exactly that. My wife said to me yesterday that the WiFi had dropped off twice and restarted after a few seconds. I am guessing this is what caused it after building up for so long.
However interesting the logs stop at exactly the time I solved my other issue. Try running splitting 2.4 and 5 and on the 2.4 set a static channel. This should turn off smart switch as well. This is what stopped mine, I guess you can then work back from there to find the problem.
blackandamber09/11/2019 12:28

Just looked at mine and yes, had exactly that. My wife said to me …Just looked at mine and yes, had exactly that. My wife said to me yesterday that the WiFi had dropped off twice and restarted after a few seconds. I am guessing this is what caused it after building up for so long.However interesting the logs stop at exactly the time I solved my other issue. Try running splitting 2.4 and 5 and on the 2.4 set a static channel. This should turn off smart switch as well. This is what stopped mine, I guess you can then work back from there to find the problem.


Found exactly what you described on a forum as well that dlink supported told them to do however the logs are still going. Spent all day dealing with Alexas dropping off the WiFi, wish I had googled earlier as looks like the echo 2nd gens have issues with band steering!
I decided to order one yesterday after my old router dropped offline a couple of times and I setup this morning and I must say that I am very impressed with this router.

I setup the individual 2 bands to start with (2.4ghz and 5ghz), but them decided to try the Smart Connect option and have not had any issue (have 2 CCTV cameras, Meross Smart Plugs, two Roberts S2 speakers, three Alexas (gen 3) and a couple of mobiles along with some other stuff on 2.4ghz with no issues).

All Firesticks now seem to streak instantly now with no buffering and we are only on an 80meg Virgin connection.

Well impressed.

Thanks Mark.
One think I wanted to ask though was the built in anti-virus and if you had to activate/set it up anywhere?

Thanks Mark.
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