Dlink DIR-865L Wireless AC1700 Cloud Router

Dlink DIR-865L is a simultaneous dual band wireless ac1750 router with gigabit ports and cloud ready.

What this router does

DIR-865L is one of Dlink wireless ac routers introduced into the market with wireless ac1750 technology in addition of its twin brother DIR-868L. The main difference with 868L is that 868L comes with USB 3.0 with MyDlink Shareport ready (it’s like your personal cloud) but 865L comes with USB 2.0 standard.


Unlike other Dlink wireless ac routers which are generally designed with tube-like model, the DIR-865L is designed vertically with flat and slim model, looks good and elegant with the stand on your table. This model is similar with Buffalo WZR-1750DHP which is also a dual band wireless ac1750 router.

Main features

  • Based on 5th Generation of wifi technology
  • Wireless AC1750 – Speeds up to 450Mbps in 2.4GHz band and up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz band
  • Gigabit interfaces
  • Cloud ready with MyDlink services

This product is similar with other routers in its class that have been around for a while including Netgear R6300 v2 and Asus AC66U. What is so special with this router compared with the other two? Have a look at the following comparison table.

Learn more Dlink 865L cloud router from this video introduction:

Comparison table Dlink Vs Netgear Vs Asus

Take a look at the following spec comparison table between D-link 865 and Asus AC68U.

Dlink DIR-865L cloud router

High speed

Like other new generations of wireless ac routers, Dlink offers twin 865L and 868L with wireless ac1750 technology delivering speeds of up to 450Mbps in 2.4GHz band and up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz band (ac). Dlink doesn’t offer the highest speed of wireless ac1900 up to this article is written. Some products have been around with highest speeds of ac1900, you can mention Netgear with R7000, Linksys with EA6900, or Asus with RT-AC68U – all come with total bandwidth of up to 1900Mbps.

All the three routers comes with the same Gigabit ports both WAN and LAN Ethernet. This is typical for high performance routers, ideal for solid wired connection to desktop computers with Gigabit NIC adapter for high speed data rate transfers. Or you can connect your new XBOX one to the router directly using Cat6 UTP cable that support gigabit speeds. The hardware spec for XBOX One comes with Gigabit Ethernet port and dual band Wifi adapter.

Gigabit WAN port allows you connect to high speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem should you subscribe Cable broadband services. There are view numbers of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with Gigabit port such as Surfboard SB6141 or Linksys DPC3008-CC.

USB port

Dlink DIR-865L comes with one USB 2.0 standard for share storage or printer, less port compared with its competitors R6300 and RT-AC66U that come with two USB ports. in addition with USB 2.0 port, Netgear R6300 comes with one USB 3.0 port 10x faster than traditional USB 2.0 port. Should you require high speed storage, Netgear R6300 v2 is your router.

Asus AC66U supports 3G share, you can add a USB cellular modem to share across the network. The other two routers do not support 3G share.

Cloud Ready

Dlink 865L is ready with the cloud, MyDlink cloud services. In addition with Dlink cloud camera you can monitor your home anytime anywhere. Access the live video of your home or office remotely while you are on the go via your mobile devices including laptop, iPad, Android tablet anytime.

  Dlink 865L Netgear R6300 v2 Asus AC66U
Wifi technology Simultaneous dual band – ac1750

2.4GHz – 450Mbps

5GHz – 1300Mbps

Simultaneous dual band – ac1750

2.4GHz – 450Mbps

5GHz – 1300Mbps

Simultaneous dual band – ac1750

2.4GHz – 450Mbps

5GHz – 1300Mbps

Antenna Smartbeam – similar as Beamforming Beamforming –  focus wifi clients AiRadar optimizes wireless coverage with 3x detachable high-powered external antennas
Gigabit Interfaces 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports
USB 1x USB 2.0 share storage and printer; DLNA media server; UPnP 1xUSB 2.0 plus 1x USB 3.0; share storage and printer; DLNA media server; UPnP 2xUSB 2.0 share storage and printer; DLNA media server; UPnP,
3G Share No No Yes via USB modem
Cloud MyDlink cloud services N/A AiCloud
Guest network Yes Yes Yes, 3x SSIDs each band and up to 8 users each SSID


Unlike other Dlink wireless ac routers, Dlink 865L doesn’t support USB Shareport that allows you to create a personal cloud. With Shareport feature you can wirelessly access your media files from virtually any USB drive connected to router’s USB port. See also Dlink Gaming router 5500 that supports Shareport.

With Asus RT-AC66U you have AiCloud services. You can do more with your AiCloud including access your home network remotely, sync with web Storage and other AiCloud accounts, easily stream from your media library to your mobile devices and more.

Equip your home environment with Dlink Cloud camera such as DCS-930L, 931L or 932L and view your home or office environment remotely while you are on the go. For small to medium home with lower clients density, consider new model of Asus RT-ACRH13 wireless AC1300 router that comes with MU-MIMO technology.

Cheers, KG

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