D-Link is releasing a new family of Ultra series routers. The first to launch is AC3200 which shows off the family’s aggressive style in a red metallic paint, tri-band, multiple antennas, and a ton of power under the hood.
As homes are becoming increasingly cluttered with wireless devices, D-Link is dedicated to making a wireless router that can provide quality performance to all devices in a home. AC3200 is equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor that powers its tri-band wireless interface. D-Link is referring to tri-band as one 2.4GHz interface for legacy devices, and two 5.0GHz interfaces for modern bandwidth hungry devices. AC3200 also includes SmartConnect that ensures devices end up on the right frequency even if a device supports both. For instance, a newer printer that supports 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz, but there isn’t any reason for an idle printer to be on 5.0GHz when an active Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV streaming your favorite movie could be using the frequency instead. D-Link has also created mobile apps for iOS and Android that allow you to manage your entire network, eliminating the days of clunky web interfaces.
Despite the fanciness, AC3200 covers the basics like beamforming, five gigabit ethernet ports (1 WAN, 4 LAN), WPA/WPA2, WPS, and DLNA support with two USB ports (one 3.0, one 2.0).
D-Link AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi router is available starting January 5, 2015 at select retailers for $309.