D-link Lx1870 AX1800 vs Deco x60 vs Asus XD4

D-Link introduces D-Link Lx1870 a new line of mesh wifi-6 system in addition of D-link Corv series with wifi-5 based mesh system. How does this product compare with Asus xd4 mini and TP-link Deco x60?

D-link Lx1870

It’s been some time that D-link did not release mesh wifi-6 products to the market compared to other network vendors who have heaped the market with mesh wifi products based on latest wifi-6 technology, you name it TP-link, Netgear, Linksys and Asus which have released various models of mesh wifi-6 products.

Ax1800

D-link Lx1870 is one of D-link mesh wifi flagship products that comes with wifi-6 technology after few models of D-link wifi-6 routers released to the market including D-link ax1500 and D-link dir-x5460 wifi-6 routers.

Lx1870 is designed with mesh wifi technology; however D-link doesn’t offer this product in a bundle / kit of two or three units like other mesh wifi system in general, but sold in one unit each box. You can combine D-link lx1870 mesh router with other D-link mesh capable devices including D-link DIR-X1870 mesh router and D-link DAP-X1870 mesh range extender easily with D-Link WiFi Mesh app.

D-Link LX1870 AX1800
D-Link LX1870 AX1800

3000 sq ft

D-link is very confident that each unit of D-link lx1870 can cover up to 3000 sq / unit area. So if you want to increase your wifi range, just add one or two units depending on how large area strong wifi network will cover. For example, if your house is a two storey building, you require 2 units d-link ax1800, if your apartment is a 3-storey building; you need 3 units of d-link lx1870 ax1800 to form a solid whole home wifi-6 network.

Compare with other mesh wifi system in the market; see that new Asus xd4 mini ax1800 mesh wifi that is sold in three units in a bundle can cover up to 4,800 sq ft. While TP-link Deco X60 kit with three router units can cover up to 7,000 sq ft.

More wired connections

Compared with other products, D-link ax1800 mesh wifi-6 comes with more wired Ethernet ports. In addition of 1x Gigabit WAN port for connecting to modem, you still have four gigabit LAN ports for wired Ethernet devices including desktops, laptops, game consoles, smart internet TV etc. See also Surfboard s33 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem – speeds up to 2.5Gbps.

Asus xd4 ax1800 and Deco x60 ax3000 only come with two Gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN).

See also Meshforce m7 vs Deco x60.   

D-Link lx1870 ax1800 wifi-6 mesh wifi covers up to 3,000 sq ft, you can start with one unit of D-link ax1800 mesh router to blanket your home with solid wifi. Add more units when one is not enough for your large home.

Highlights

  • Simultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6 system with MU-MIMO
  • Wifi speeds up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz plus up to 1200Mbps @5GHz
  • Solid connection with internal antennas, covers up to 3,000 sq ft /unit
  • More Ethernet ports with 1xGigabit WAN and 4xGigabit LAN ports
  • Smart Wifi backhaul and optional Ethernet wired backhaul with other D-link mesh compatible devices including D-link DIR-X1870 mesh wifi-6 router and D-link Dap-x1870 mesh range extender
  • Supports smart home and works with Alexa and Google assistant
  • Powered by Tri-core Broadcom BCM6750 1.5 GHz CPU

Cons

  • No USB port
  • Not ready with WPA3 encryption

For small to medium house, one unit D-Link lx1870 ax1800 mesh wifi is appropriate. You can start from one unit and add one or two more units when you need to expand coverage.

D-link lx1870 vs Asus xd4 vs Deco x60

Table 1 below shows you spec comparison table between D-link ax1800 and Asus xd4 mini ax1800, both of these products are based on the same ax1800 wifi-6 technology. See that not much spec differences between the two products, except number of Ethernet ports is different.

Asus XD4 mini ax1800
Asus XD4 mini ax1800

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Security

D-link lx1870 doesn’t come with security threat protection, but Asus and Deco x60 do. Asus xd4 comes with free life time AiProtection security protection powered by Trend micro, while Deco x60 supports TP-link Home Care antivirus, it’s a paid feature you need to subscribe when you require this security protection.  

Table 1 D-link Lx1870 vs Asus XD4 Mini

ModelD-Link Lx1870Asus xd4 Mini (3pack)
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6Simultaneous dual band ax1800 with 2×2 MIMO Aimesh technology
Wifi speeds1201Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz802.11n : up to 300 Mbps 802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps 802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 574 Mbps 802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 1201 Mbps
Antennas2 x 2.4G WLAN Internal Antenna,
2 x 5G WLAN Internal Antenna
2x internal antennas
Ethernet Ports1xGigabit WAN port 4xGigabit LAN portRJ45 1000 BaseT for WAN/LAN x 1, RJ45 1000 BaseT for LAN x 1
USB portN/AN/A
BackhaulSmart wifi backhaul Optional Ethernet wired backhaulWifi share backhaul and optional wired Ethernet backhaul
Coverage3,000 sq ft / unit4,800 sq ft /3-pack
ProcessorBroadcom BCM6750 (1.5 GHz / 3 cores)Unspecified
OthersWorks with Alexa and Google Assistant
WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2/WPA3-Personal (WPS not supported), WPA3 Only (WPS Not supported)
Works with Alexa and Free for life AiProtection commercial grade security powered by Trend Micro; Support WPA3-personal
Price (Feb 2021 in Amazon)$129.00 / unit$249.00 /3-pk

Table 2 below shows you spec comparison table between D-link lx1870 and Deco x60. It doesn’t seem fair to compare D-link ax1800 with Deco x60 ax3000 mesh wifi, however you may consider Deco x60 with ax3000 when you consider about the price and faster speed.

TP-link Deco X60
TP-Link Deco X60 AX3000

Table 2 D-link Lx1870 vs Deco X60

ModelD-Link Lx1870Deco X60 (3-pk)
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6Simultaneous dual band AX3000 with 6 streams
Wifi speeds1201Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz2,402Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz
Antennas2 x 2.4G WLAN Internal Antenna,
2 x 5G WLAN Internal Antenna
4xInternal antennas
Ethernet Ports1xGigabit WAN port 4xGigabit LAN port1xGigabit WAN port 2xGigabit LAN port
USB portN/AN/A
BackhaulSmart wifi backhaul Optional Ethernet wired backhaulWifi @5GHz shared and optional wired Ethernet backhaul
Coverage3,000 sq ft / unit7,000 sq ft / 3-pk
ProcessorBroadcom BCM6750 (1.5 GHz / 3 cores)Quad core processor
OthersWorks with Alexa and Google Assistant
WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2/WPA3-Personal (WPS not supported), WPA3 Only (WPS Not supported)
Home Care antivirus WPA3 ready Bluetooth version 4.2 (BT4.2)
Price (Feb 2021 in Amazon)$129.00$320.00 /3-pk

D-link lx1870 ax1800 is appropriate for small to medium house, and you can start from one unit router and later you can add one or two more units when need larger coverage. Click the link below to shop the product in Amazon (#ads).

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