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D-Link DIR-882 Dual Band AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router £55.99 @ Amazon Prime Day
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D-Link DIR-882 Dual Band AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router £55.99 @ Amazon Prime Day

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Posted 15th Jul

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Nice price for a fairly high end router - AC2600 and Mu-MIMo should be great for gaming and streaming. Not as cool looking as some, but will do the job!

  • Dual-band Wireless AC2600 (1,733 Mbps on 5 GHz + 800 Mbps on 2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO and enhanced AC SmartBeam
  • The AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is designed to support MU-MIMO technology that allows multiple devices to get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time, distributing data more efficiently and giving you the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in your home
  • With a powerful dual-core processor, simultaneous 4 data streams and intelligent QoS technology, you can enjoy the ultra Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted gaming and unbeatable experiences
  • Compatible with your DLNA supportive media players, game consoles, and TVs
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I'm in the market for a gaming router, mid range. Any ideas as to how this compares? I've just finished renovating and have a hard wired connection to my bedroom from my modem/router (Virgin super hub). The modem/router has a terrible WiFi signal up here (small house, no idea why it's so bad).
I'm biased (I work with D-Link) so don't take my word! but reviews will show its a no-frills gaming/streaming router at a decent price - 4 stars on Tech advisor/Cnet (8.3)
I got this for around this price when it was for sale from Box. Not a bad router, I've since installed DD-WRT on it since the factory firmware is somewhat limited, but good for those who don't need all the settings.

Performance overall is pretty good and rarely do I need to reboot it unless I'm messing around with settings and it stops responding (but probably more due to DD-WRT than the router itself), so YMMV.
Yossi15/07/2019 21:53

I'm in the market for a gaming router, mid range. Any ideas as to how this …I'm in the market for a gaming router, mid range. Any ideas as to how this compares? I've just finished renovating and have a hard wired connection to my bedroom from my modem/router (Virgin super hub). The modem/router has a terrible WiFi signal up here (small house, no idea why it's so bad).


If you mainly want to improve Wi-Fi signal & speeds, I'd recommend a 'Mesh' system like this instead (read gwop's comments there): Tenda Nova MW6-3 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System £95.99 @ Amazon (Prime Day)

As small house, a 2-pack could be more than good enough, but as it's a similar price now amazon.co.uk/Ten…X2/, sell the 3rd in the 3-pack deal & recoup some of your money.
I bought one of these to replace my tp link archer c9 a few months ago. Basic settings and actually gives me slower download speeds on my iPhone than the tp link. I was always hitting 340mpbs (line speed of 380mnps) but I just about manage 300mbps with the d link
Great find op, thanks for sharing
Noob question-
If say you don't have any specific consistant problems with the original isp router, how does this help/improve life?

I'm fairly tech savvy (not on routers obviously), 70-100mb line with a few wireless devices; NAS is fine (albeit bit slow), weak signal on some devices on outer range but 95% of time, it's fine. Console gaming is fine on wireless with ping of 9-27ms, my slow TV is the issue for no headshots (my excuse). Pc gaming also fine, speeds are ok, YouTube etc streams are ok.
I have about 6-7 devices on 24-7 on wireless using bt router, soon to be switching to virgin (in the past had no issues with theirs either*).

From my head, I see it as another point of failure or potential device which needs to be restarted.
I've had not bad experiences with original isp routers and I use vpn on individual devices rather than from router. Mainly because if vpn server goes poo I don't need to go into router to fix/change it, I also have multiple vpn accounts ie nord, windscribe and ivacy.

What benefits will this give me?


*2.4ghz channel bands/choices are limited.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 16th Jul
I know nothing about routers so I was wondering if someone could tell me if this would be a fitting replacement for my aging ASUS RT-N66U (w/Merlin firmware)? Thanks.
Had the page open for a bit while I was looking for more information about the router, refreshed the page and it's suddenly no longer part of the Prime Day sale?! Incredibly disappointing as I was just about to order. Frankly it's quite bizarre as it wasn't a lightning deal but instead a "Deal of the Day" so should have been on sale until midnight.
Bought one of these last year from Box, having had problems with numerous PlusNet hubOnes. Has behaved brilliantly (except QOS, see below), stopped all the random PlusNet cutoffs and "dead air" problems I was experiencing on all (4) of my Plusnet routers. Also behaves well for PS4 gaming as well, no glitches and I run 10 CCTV cameras, 2 NAS, 5 PCs and 6 TVs/streaming devices on it as well (furthest CCTV is 28 metres away from the router through numerous brick walls and signal still fine). The router is quite directional BTW - you get improved range/throughput depending on which way it is pointing. Only real negative is that they've really simplified the configuration capabilities from the old ones - easier to configure but less capability to fiddle around with settings - and the QOS doesn't work. if you want more QoS details see below. 5GHz is wickedly fast but doesn't have as much reach as the 2.4GHz. Would recommend though.

QOS - tried this on both the DIR-878 and DIR-885: some client devices were having their throughput throttled because of the QOS feature. This was down to an issue with starting to use the QoS feature - if you don't try to play about with the QOS settings in the first place, it doesn't b***r it up. If you do, you need to do a firmware reload to reset it. DLink support helped me to fix it, but it wasn't easy. and it reoccurred as soon as I datafilled the QoS again. So IMHO I would NOT touch the QoS feature on this router, if you do, make sure you do a bandwidth speed test on the devices attached to it to make sure you don't have throttling issues (you can do this by typing "speed test" into Google).
The problem appeared like this: On some of my older tablets & some phones, the throughput was limited to less than10Mbps on 5GHz bands, and less than 2Mbps on 2.4GHz bands.. I thought this may be an issue with the devices, but they are fine on the other routers and get full throughput, even on 802.11ac - so somehow this router is throttling throughput on them, I don't know why. It's as if it is applying some form of auto-QOS on certain devices.
Edited by: "d8smt" 17th Jul
fangsofthefox16/07/2019 10:06

I know nothing about routers so I was wondering if someone could tell me …I know nothing about routers so I was wondering if someone could tell me if this would be a fitting replacement for my aging ASUS RT-N66U (w/Merlin firmware)? Thanks.



Yep, looks like similar features set to be honest.
john.smithfM516/07/2019 17:13

Had the page open for a bit while I was looking for more information about …Had the page open for a bit while I was looking for more information about the router, refreshed the page and it's suddenly no longer part of the Prime Day sale?! Incredibly disappointing as I was just about to order. Frankly it's quite bizarre as it wasn't a lightning deal but instead a "Deal of the Day" so should have been on sale until midnight.


Amazon support says they're out of stock, guess that explains why it's no longer on sale. Arggh, that's stupid.
Are these much better than the bt home boxes?
I bought one of these last week at £79 to replace my asus rt-ac66u. To put it bluntly it went back the same day! What a total load of rubbish this router is. I have 20+ devices on my network plus phones and tablets etc. This thing would only find 10 of them occasionally a few more, my wireless printer was lost too. I could ping some of them over the network but the router would not display them in the setup pages. I was going to put ddwrt on it but decided against it. as I was so unimpressed by the whole thing. If your not bothered about managing your network or just want something for a few devices then maybe it's for you. Another problem I had was the supposedly amazing Qos I'm on 350mb from virgin and if I tried to use the Qos my speed would drop to around 150mb no matter what I tried. Be Warned!
Inquisitor16/07/2019 09:40

Noob question-If say you don't have any specific consistant problems with …Noob question-If say you don't have any specific consistant problems with the original isp router, how does this help/improve life? I'm fairly tech savvy (not on routers obviously), 70-100mb line with a few wireless devices; NAS is fine (albeit bit slow), weak signal on some devices on outer range but 95% of time, it's fine. Console gaming is fine on wireless with ping of 9-27ms, my slow TV is the issue for no headshots (my excuse). Pc gaming also fine, speeds are ok, YouTube etc streams are ok.I have about 6-7 devices on 24-7 on wireless using bt router, soon to be switching to virgin (in the past had no issues with theirs either*). From my head, I see it as another point of failure or potential device which needs to be restarted. I've had not bad experiences with original isp routers and I use vpn on individual devices rather than from router. Mainly because if vpn server goes poo I don't need to go into router to fix/change it, I also have multiple vpn accounts ie nord, windscribe and ivacy. What benefits will this give me?*2.4ghz channel bands/choices are limited.



Honestly speaking - if your existing BT or Virgin router is behaving fine, then I wouldn't bother, since this product needs to connect to your ISP modem anyway.
I bought mine because I was having too many problems on dropouts and line rate fluctuations, so I went back to the old BT Huawei fiber modem and put one of these behind it - it solved the problem. QoS doesn't work properly on these routers, though the VPN does work quite well. Otherwise no major upgrade because most of the new UI simplifies the configuration and doesn't let you play about with the features like the old UI used to.
Edited by: "d8smt" 17th Jul
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