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D-Link DIR-2150 AC2100 Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Router $95 (Was $199) Delivered @ PCByte ($90.25 Price Beat @ Officeworks)


Price matched at Officeworks today for $90.25

  • AC2100 speeds up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1733Mbps (5GHz)
  • Supports IEEE 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g
  • MU-MIMO technology sends data to more devices simultaneously
  • Supports 802.11k/v mesh smart roaming
  • Supports WPA3™ - the latest Wi-Fi security for more protection
  • Smart Connect automatically steers devices to the optimal wireless band
  • Gigabit Ethernet Internet port ready for high-speed Internet connections
  • 4 Gigabit ports provide up to 1000 Mbps each to wired devices
  • IPv6 ready
  • Quick VPN wizard to access a remote network
  • D-Link intelligent QoS technology prioritises important traffic
  • Profile-based parental controls make it easier control kids' online activities
  • Works with the Google Assistant and Alexa

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  • is there a way of finding out if this works with my optus broadband i think its adsl2

    • +3

      Router only, no modem. So no, unless you got stand alone modem.

      • ah true thanks

      • Do you connect this to a vdsl modem.with ethernet?

        • +12

          Here are the scenarios if you were to get this router (and other routers that aren't also a modem):

          • ADSL2+ - This router + ADSL2+ modem connected to WAN port (bridged)
          • NBN FTTN - This router + VDSL2 modem connected to WAN port (bridged)
          • NBN FTTP/FTTC/HFC - This router + NBN utillity/connection box (installed in your house already) connected to WAN port

          (And yes, ethernet to WAN port).

    • +1

      Optus provide its own modem router.. so You can connect this to that.

  • does this work with FTTN ?

    • Not by itself.

      VDSL2 modem + D-Link DIR-2150 router.

    • +3

      Ask Mr. Internet on Twitter

      • If only we had Chicken Kiev's Gigabit earlier

  • Have this. Does the job, got it for the same price about 8 months ago through centre com.

  • +4

    No WiFi 6

  • +9

    IMO, if you were spending this amount on a router, you'd want Wi-Fi 6, 802.11ax, for future proofing, no?

    • +3

      Are there any comparable Wi-Fi 6 routers with simultaneous dual band for similar price?

      • +3

        I grabbed this Wi-Fi 6 router a month back during xmas sales

        • Thats a good one

      • Depends on your purpose. I agree for some people simultaneous dual-band is very important

        However, since most new devices come with Wi-Fi 6 and some people may prefer Wi-Fi 6 over simultaneous dual-band if they have to make a trade-off to find a router within their budget

  • Looks like…

    MT7621 (MT7603) + MT7615.

    More of a $45 from Ali proposition these days.

  • Noob question. What is the benefit of this one compared to the stock ones that come with Belong or TPG. I'm assuming this provides better range/coverage?
    NBN FTTC connection here.

    • I think TPG have switched to giving out a 11ax compatible unit now, so it might just be a objectively worse proposition now. (Ignoring the whole VoIP thing)

  • +3

    Don't do it. Dlink and internet security are oxymorons

    • this. Whilst I haven't researched this model specifically, plenty of their other internet devices (eg webcams, NAS, etc) have been notorious for security vulnerabilities (Googling will reveal this) and DLink isn't great at patching in a timely (or even medium term) manner.

  • This is basically an Archer A6 with more flash and slightly better wireless. The Archer is currently $69-79 so the original D-Link pricing was ridiculous and $99 is now reasonable

    Chipset - MediaTek MT7621DAT @ 880 MHz
    RAM - 128 MB
    Flash - 128 MB

    Active development with OpenWrt:

  • Sorry for the dumb question but what's the advantage of dual band…?

    • It means that it emits radio signals in 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. Older devices typically use 2.4Ghz, but since neighbours use wifi as well it congest the avaliable number of channels. This means that at some point you and your neighbours may have to share the 2.4Ghz channels( essentially slow speeds and packet/data loss while transmission) . To mitigate this issue, use 5Ghz which a large number of channels and can transfer data at high speeds. But the short coming is its short range( radio waves with higher frequency has shorter range for same power draw) and only new devices has the capability to use it.

      • +1

        You probably don't want to use the 2.4ghz on this if possible.

        It's 2x2 11n, so not a great deal of throughpit possible, even at 40mhz (Which is almost impossible to run, unless you are breaking the standard).

        80mhz 4x4 11ac over the 5ghz band is what you'll be here for. Although your clients will most likely be 2x2, you'll still get pretty decent throughput this way. (350mbit+)

        I wouldn't know how well the band steering works (or exists) on this unit.

  • How are dlink compared to Asus router of the same class?

  • +1

    I’ve got a Dlink Viper 2600 which is still listed at retailers for $370-$380 but it’s the worst router I’ve ever owned.

    Using FTTN it works ok once it establishes a connection to ISP but every-time it turns off for whatever reason(had few power outages due to bad weather recently) I have to spent 4-5 hours getting it to try and connect again. I have confirmed this by using some $20 telstra router I purchased a while back. Using same cable from wall to router Telstra one connects within minute or 2 and no my ISP is not Telstra.

    I have now given up on using that modem and will probably never buy any other D-Link product, look at the google reviews for that. For such an expensive router it’s really crap.

    • probably the modem chipset that it's using - NBN recommends Broadcom and from my own experience I agree. I don't think this D-Link modem has a Broadcom chip in it, instead they use something cheaper like a Mediatek chip which syncs fine on better quality lines, but can't do shit on a bad line (like mine cough cough)

  • I woudl've thought this calibre of wireless router isn't too different to the stuff you'll get for free or bundled with most internet plans nowadays…

    I've come to appreciate how important a good wireless router is as even a good but slightly older model (eg original Google Wifi) can cause issues when you have a few heavy users simultaneously WFH, even when some are connected via ethernet too.

  • Thanks OP, got one.

    • how is it performing? i have my standard aussiebroadband router but it's not that good, so thinking aobut getting this insted.

  • Dlink has one of the worst UX for a Web app.. And no mobile app for the Viper2600 which cost on the high 300s?

    I think I'll go back to netgear soon unless anyone has suggestions

  • Now $90 at PCCB

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