What Does D-link DIR-868L Cloud Router Do

Another wireless ac router offered by D-link is DIR-868L which is a simultaneous dual band gigabit cloud router. How good is it compared with others?


Wireless ac1750 based routers from different vendors have been around for a while and Dlink 868L is one them. Previously Dlink offered wireless ac router that is designed specifically for gamers in mind – DGL5500 wireless ac1300 with StreamBoost Traffic Shaping Engine for gaming traffic prioritization. This product is fairly received good reviews from the customers with its smooth gaming experiences. With its success, Dlink would like to get the same success with its wireless ac1750 router.

What this product does?

Most Dlink recent router products are designed with tube-like model with vertical form factor including this 868L, except the 865L wireless ac1750 with flat model and tower form factor.

Main features

  • Engineered based on wireless ac
  • Speeds up to 450 + 1300Mbps simultaneous dual band
  • Powerful Smartbeam technology for stronger, clearer and faster wifi
  • Support myDlink Shareport for personal cloud
  • Gigabit interfaces and USB 3.0 ports

Reading the features of this product you can guess that the router is almost the same like other wireless routers in the wireless ac1750 class.

You can easily setup and manage your connected devices using your mobile devices with available free mobile app in minutes, so nice and comfortable in performing the networking tasks from the palm of your hand.


Let’s have a look at the following table comparing Dlink 868L with Linksys EA6500 and Asus RT-AC66U. You may also read comparison between Asus AC66U and Netgear R6300.

Have a deeper knowledge about this router, watch the following introduction video of this product (courtesy by Dlink and Youtube):



Wifi technology

All the three routers come with the same wireless ac1750 latest wifi technology delivering speeds of up to 450Mbps in 2.4GHz band and up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz band. However Dlink and Linksys are designed with internal antennas, Asus is designed with three external antennas.

Dlink with Smartbeam and Asus with AiRadar technology have similar feature to enhanced the wifi connection experiences, solid connection, lock and focus to the wifi clients. Mostly all high performance wireless ac routers today come with beamforming technology for solid clients connection.

Dlink DIR-868L

USB ports

Dlink 868L comes with one USB 3.0 port which is ten times much faster than USB 2.0 port, but the other two routers come with two USB 2.0 ports. One more feature for AC66U that the other two routers doesn’t support is the 3G/4G share support to allow you create the wifi internet network when the Cable or DSL services are not available, ideal in an impromptu situations such as in outdoor activities.

Cloud Experiences

Dlink comes with myDlink shareport to allows you access your connected USB disk on the router and is accessible across the network locally or remotely via the internet anywhere with your mobile devices such as Android or iPad.

With myDlink Lite apps you can also control your home network and manage the connected devices using your mobile devices anywhere anytime via the internet. This is similar feature with your Linksys smart-wifi apps.

You can learn more detail about myDlink by watching this video (courtesy by Dlink and Youtube)

With Asus AC66U you have the AiCloud. With AiCloud you can remotely access home PCs, sync with web storage and other AiCloud accounts, share your files with simple link you choose, stream video and audio from your home, and more cloud features.

Comparison table Dlink Vs Linksys Vs Asus

 Dlink 868LLinksys EA6500Asus RT-AC66U
Wifi technologyWireless ac1750 with speeds of up to 450 (2.4GHz)  + 1300 (5GHz)Wireless ac1750 with speeds of up to 450 (2.4GHz)  + 1300 (5GHz)Wireless ac1750 with speeds of up to 450 (2.4GHz)  + 1300 (5GHz)
Antenna technologyInternal antenna arrays with AC Smartbeam technologyInternal antenna arrays with power amplifier and Speedboost technology3x detachable high power external antennas with AiRadar Asus technology
Ethernet portsGigabit 4x LAN and 1x WAN portsGigabit 4x LAN and 1x WAN portsGigabit 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports
USB ports1x USB 3.0 for storage, printer and shareport2xUSB 2.0 for share storage and printer2x USB 2.0 for share storage, printer, 3G/4G share
Media serverYes,Yes – DLNA certifiedYes, DLNA certified
Cloud supportmyDlink share portLinksys Smart Wifi softwareAiCloud
Power savingsPower On-Off buttonNo On-Off buttonsPower On-Off button
Other featuresMobile Apps


  • mydlink SharePort
  • mydlink Lite
  • QRS Mobile


Simple Tap technology


Smart-Wifi app

PPTP VPN server; AiCloud;


ASUSWRT for easy 2-step setup, signal monitoring, and network application control

Guest network Yes, guest network enabled by default in 2.4GHz bandGuest Network
2.4GHz guest network x 3, 5GHz guest network x 3
Current rating3.8 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars
Price$160 in Amazon($160 in Amazon)$181.99 in Amazon

Now you may consider each of them to meet your home business need. What you need to do?

  1. Learn more spec details newer model D-link DIR-878 and shop on Amazon
  2. Learn more spec details new model Linksys EA7300 and shop on Amazon
  3. Learn more spec details Asus RT-AC66U and shop on Amazon

See also new DOCSIS 3.1 technology – Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem or the competing product offered by Arris – Surfboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem

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