D-Link DIR-X5460 wifi 6 router
D-link introduces its debut in wifi 6 router – the D-link Dir-x5460 wifi-6 router in addition of D-link ax1500 router, the lower speed model. How good it is compared with Linksys mr9600 router.
Dir-x5460 is designed with a charming body model and stylish body curves compared to models from competing vendors such as the Linksys mr9600 with four external antennas which also work on network segments that are not much different. Its appearance looks solid with 6 external antennas.
Dir-x5460 is designed with 6 streams using 6 external antennas, 4×4 MIMO 4 streams for 5GHz radio band using 4 antennas delivering speeds up to 4,800Mbps and 2×2 MIMO 2 streams for 2.4GHz band using 2 antennas delivering speed up to 600Mbps. Each radio band uses a different antenna, 4 antennas for the 5 GHz radio band and 2 antennas for the 2.4 GHz radio band.
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Compare with Linksys mr9600 which is equipped with 4 external antennas with 4×4 MU-MIMO which means dual band antennas which use all four antennas to transmit and receive 4×4 MIMO both bands simultaneously or alternately. Linksys do not provide more detailed specifications whether to use dual band antennas simultaneous or alternately.
For those of you who have an office and want to work from home amid pandemic and want to access your business computer network from home, all you need to do is create a virtual network LAN to LAN network (aka vpn). And the d-link dir-x5460 is facilitated with an app wizard that can be accessed from your mobile device to easily create virtual private network (vpn) and this router features built-in vpn pass through to allow connected devices to establish outbound VPN connections.
One thing that often happens when you make a VPN connection is that you can connect to remote networks properly, but you can’t access the internet. And this usually because your default gateway changes to point to the remote site gateway while you configure the VPN. Vpn is still widely used even though now corporations have started to switch to cloud-based applications.
With intelligent mesh wifi technology, you can combine this product with any other Linksys mesh wifi router to create whole home mesh wifi system. See also Google Nest vs eero Pro mesh wifi system.
With the price cheaper than competing products such as Linksys MR9600 ax6000 wifi router, this Dir-x5460 is worth of try.
- Simultaneous dual band ax5460 with 6 streams 4×4 MU-MIMO
- Wifi speeds of up to 4,800 Mbps @ 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz band
- 4 External Non-detachable; 2 External Detachable High-gain antennas with built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology
- 4xGigabit LAN port and 1xGigabit WAN port and two USB port (1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0)
- Target wake time technology to reduce battery consumption for all connected devices by efficiently manage data transfer interval
- Automatic firmware update to reduce complicated manual firmware update
- BSS coloring technology to reduce interference with crowded wifi environments
- Works with Alexa and Google assistant
- Comes with built-in test internet speed within the D-link wifi app
When this product was released on the market, this product was sold for around $ 249.99, and we will see if the tight competition in the ax6000 network segment this product can attract customers to try this product.
Will this product be successful in the market amid the tight competition with other products from different vendors including Linksys mr9600?
D-link ax5460 vs Linksys AX6000 router
We’ll see how D-link ax5460 is compared with one of Linksys products in ax6000 network segment – the mr9600 ax6000 mesh router. As a reference, table 1 below shows you spec comparison between D-link and Linksys ax6000.
We have discussed above that the main differences includes slightly speed difference @2.4GHz band, number of data streams design that reflects the number of external antennas used and etc.
If you look at the price difference between these two products is quite a lot, over $ 100 with Linksys is more expensive. While technically the difference in spec is not that different as we discussed above, the speed is a little slower @ 2.4GHz, and physically dir-x5640 is designed with stylist model with six external antennas.
Table 1 D-link vs Linksys AX6000
|Model||D-link Dir-x5460||Linksys mr9600|
|Wifi technology||Simultaneous dual band ax5460 with 6 streams||Simultaneous dual band ax6000 with 4×4 MU-MIMO – 8 streams|
|Wifi speeds||4,800 Mbps @ 5 GHz band 600 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz band||1147Mbps @2.4GHz 4804Mbps @5GHz|
|Antennas||4 External Non-detachable; 2 External Detachable High-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology||4x adjustable dual band external antennas with 4×4 MU-MIMO|
|Wifi coverage||Unspecified, extended coverage||Up to 3,000 sq ft Up to +40 connected devices|
|Ethernet Port||4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port||4x Gigabit LAN ports 1x Gigabit WAN port|
|USB ports||1x USB 2.0 1x USB 3.0||2x USB 3.0|
|Processor||Processor unspecified SDRAM 512 MB, Flash 128 MB||Quad core 64-bit processor 1.8GHz|
|Smart home||Works with Alexa and Google assistant||Works with Alexa|
|Price (Aug 2020 – Amazon)||$249.99||$369.99|
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