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D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Aug 13, 2014 2:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: D-Link

Benchmarks - Wired Throughput

 

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LAN to LAN throughput peaked at 952Mbps for the 880L, making it the quickest we have tested to date.

 

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WAN to LAN came in at 952 Mbps - top in our charts once again.

 

 

Benchmarks - Wireless Throughput

 

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In our 2.4GHz testing, the 880L had a few issues. I was unable to get the router to lock into a specific band, i.e. 20MHz or 40MHz. Setting the unit to auto and placing it just feet from our test system still wouldn't allow it to switch to 40MHz.

 

We found it was due to the amount of users in the area broadcasting their own signal. One way to mitigate this is to switch the channel 1, but even that doesn't always work.

 

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Moving over to 5GHz, the router opened up a little and produced 414 Mbps on the 80MHz band and 227 Mbps on the 40MHz band.

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