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DIR-845L vs DIR-826L

One of readers asked the difference between DIR-845L and DIR-826L. I did a lot of research online before purchasing my new Router.

They have a similar shape. Not easy to distinguish them without look at the back. There are not many differences between these two router, but the difference are important.

The following information are collected from DLink Canada and UK sites.

The same parts:


  • mydlink Cloud Service – mydlink Lite App
  • SharePort Mobile App

Gigabit Router:

  • Four Gigabit LAN ports
  • one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port


  • 300+300 Mbps
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dualband

The difference:


  • DIR-845L has Six internal antennas
  • DIR-826L has 2X internal antennas

They call it SmartBeam technology.

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D-Link DIR-845L Extreme Range Dual Band Gigabit Router

Got a new router from Costco, $100 plus tax. It is named as Extreme Range Dual Band Gigabit Router. Extreme Range, means it can cover a large house. Dual Band means 2.4G and 5G work at same time. Gigabit means it has Gigabit Lan ports and Wan port.

It is not my first D-Link router. My first one is WBR-1310 Wireless router. I bought it 5 years ago. I feel comfortable with D-Link products.

Open the box, and look inside.
There are the router, cable, power adapter and a card with default wifi ssid, pass, etc.

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