I bought a new Router from Costco two months ago. D-Link DIR-880L Dual Band Router AC1900. It replaced my old DIR-850L.
The most important reason, which makes me decide to buy it, is the price, $99.97. The current market price of it is $159.99 at NCIX or $189.99 at Dell.ca today.
The second important reason is that it is AC1900.
Let me show you the difference between AC1200 and AC1900
AC1200: 300 + 867
AC1900: 600 + 1300
There is a chart compared DIR-850L with DIR-880L side by side.
Look at what I got from the Costco.
Compare with my old DIR-850L, I know the signal range is bigger. Now I can use Wi-Fi in my son’s bedroom. And also the connection is more stable and even a lot of devices get connected.
D-Link DIR-880L A2
Broadcom BCM4708A, Dual Core 800MHZ CPU, 256MB RAM, 128MB Flash.
Switch: in BCM4708A
2.4 GHz: Broadcom BCM4360, Skyworks SE2623L 2.4GHz Power Amp X3
5 GHz: Broadcom BCM4360, Skyworks SE5003L1 5GHz Power Amp X3
D-Link DIR-850L A1
Realtek TRL8197D single core 660MHz CPU. 128MB RAM, 128MB Flash.
Switch: Realtek RTL8367RB
2.4 GHz: Realtek TRL8192CE, (2×2 bgn), no amplifiers
5 GHz: Realtek TRL8812AR, (2×2 agnac), unidentified 5 Ghz amps x2.