D-link DIR-882 Wireless AC2600 Router

D-link DIR-882 is one of D-link flagship in dual band wireless technology in addition of three band wireless routers.

In this article

  • D-link 882
  • Comparison D-link vs Netgear vs Linksys
  • Spec Comparison table

In the same period, D-link offers few models of wireless routers including D-link 878 wireless AC1900 which has been featured with MU-MIMO technology that is supposed to competed with Linksys EA7500 AC1900 router, and the flagship product in mesh wifi system D-link Covr 3902 whole home wifi system that should compete with other mesh wifi system in the market including Linksys Velop and Netgear Orbi and the new comer Asus Lyra wifi system.




 

D-link 882

The physical design is very nice, good looking wireless router with four external antennas like its mesh wifi product D-link Covr, the air ventilation on top cover is also artistic. DIR-882 is supposed to be able to compete with other similar wireless AC2600 routers have been around for a while in the market for some times including Nighthawk X4s (R7800) and Linksys EA8500.

MU-MIMO

D-link 882 is designed with the latest wifi MU-MIMO technology ideal for enjoying 4K video streaming and fast responsive online gaming with multiple devices connect together simultaneously.

160Mhz support

Like Linksys WRT AC3200 router, D-link DIR-882 supports 160Mhz double bandwidth than normally 80Mhz in traditional wireless AC technology. This 160Mhz data stream technology offers higher bandwidth than traditional 80Mhz data streams.

D-link DIR-882 AC2600 router

D-link DIR-882 AC2600 router

Highlights

  • Based on wireless AC2600 dual band technology
  • Supports 160Mhz double bandwidth
  • High speeds of up to 1733Mbps @5Ghz and up to 800Mbps @2.4Ghz
  • Comes with 4×4 data streams and 4x high power external antennas
  • Support MU-MIMO technology for multiple data streams to multiple clients concurrently
  • Advanced smart beam antenna technology
  • Intelligent Quality of Services (QoS) traffic optimizations
  • 2x USB ports, 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports and 1x Gigabit WAN port

At a glance the features listed above are similar with any other wireless AC2600 technology including Netgear Nighthawk X4S and Linksys EA8500 router. when you compare with the later two products, D-link  offers lower price than the other two products. We’ll see in the next two tables comparison between D-link, Linksys and Netgear.

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D-link vs Netgear vs Linksys

D-link 882 is tagged with lower price than other competing products such as Netgear Nighthawk X4s (R7800) and Linksys EA8500 wireless ac2600 routers, under $200. Now, which one is suitable to meet your business?

Please refer to the spec comparison tables, table 1 and table 2 to help you see the similarity features and difference if any.

Wifi

All the three products are designed using 160Mhz data stream technology, double bandwidth than wireless AC routers in general that use 80Mhz data streams. With 160Mhz data stream the routers deliver faster speeds, moreover the MU-MIMO multi user MIMO  technology with 4×4 four data streams delivers multiple data streams to multiple clients at the same time.

Netgear AC2600

Netgear Nighthawk X4s

Band steering

Linksys EA8500 and Netgear X4s don’t support band steering, a feature that forces all 5Ghz enable clients to connect to the best 5Ghz band available. Band steering feature is mostly applied to high density clients in wireless AP products including Linksys LAPAC2600 AP,  or few models of mesh wifi system such as TP-link Deco M5 mesh wifi system or new Asus Lyra.

QoS feature is also applied to all the three products, even though difference prioritization mostly used for video traffic prioritization.

linksys ea8500 router

Linksys EA8500 AC2600 router

Comparison table

Table 1 shows you spec comparison table between D-link DIR-882 and Netgear Nighthawk X4s (R7800), while table 2 shows you spec differences between D-link 882 and Linksys EA8500.

 

Table 1 D-link DIR-882 vs Nighthawk X4s

Model D-link DIR-882 Nighthawk X4S (R7800)
Wifi technology Dual band AC2600 with 4×4 data streams

With 160Mhz bandwidth

Dual band AC2600 with 4×4 data streams

With 160Mhz bandwidth wave 2 technology

Wifi speeds 1733Mbps @5Ghz + 800Mbps @2.4Ghz 1733Mbps @5Ghz + 800Mbps @2.4Ghz
Beamforming Advanced smart beam Beamforming+
Band steering Yes No
MU-MIMO Yes Yes
Antennas 4x high power antennas 4x high performance antennas
QoS Intelligent QoS traffic optimization Dynamic QoS intelligently prioritizes video streaming & gaming
Ethernet Ports 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 1x Gigabit WAN port
USB ports 1x USB 3.0; 1x USB 2.0 ports 2x USB 3.0 and e-SATA port
Hardware performance Dual core processor 1.7GHz dual core processor
Price $149.99 $199.99

 

Table 2 D-link DIR-882 vs Linksys EA8500

Model D-link DIR-882 Linksys EA8500
Wifi technology Dual band AC2600 with 4×4 data streams Dual band AC2600 with 4×4 data streams

With 160Mhz bandwidth

Wifi speeds 1733Mbps @5Ghz + 800Mbps @2.4Ghz 1733Mbps @5Ghz + 800Mbps @2.4Ghz
Beamforming Advanced smart beam Yes
Band steering Yes No
MU-MIMO Yes, Yes
Antennas 4x high power antennas 4x adjustable external antennas
QoS Intelligent QoS traffic optimization Prioritize devices or websites for video streaming and online gaming
Ethernet Ports 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 1x Gigabit WAN port
USB ports 1x USB 3.0; 1x USB 2.0 ports 1x USB 3.0; 1x USB 2.0 ports / e-SATA combo
Hardware performance Dual core processor 1.4Ghz dual core processor
Price $149.99 $163.00

 

See that D-link 882 offers reasonable price compared with the other two products, with the same AC2600 MU-MIMO technologies D-link is more competitive than Netgear and Linksys.

Click the link below to learn more spec details for each of the products, including current price and rating that always fluctuated in line with times.

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