So who won the speedy 802.11ac draft router? Thanks to D-Link, Gizmodo is giving away 7x DSL-2890AL Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ modem/routers (valued at $299 each). Here are the winners...
All you had to do was answer one simple question: What part of your house do you wish you had good wireless coverage and why?
We had over 300 entries.
Congrats To The Winners: Here are our favourite responses, in no particular order:
Neon Jackal @neon_jackal Now I'm not admitting I have a secret underground laboratory under my house, but hypothetically speaking, if I DID have one I'd certainly like to have good wireless coverage down there, the ethernet cable makes the hidden door look very suspicious... I mean it WOULD look suspicious... if it existed... which it totally doesn't... leave me alone. My room (the furthest from the router), so i don't have to wander down to the lounge room at 2am in the morning in my underwear to post pointless comments on giz, all the time hoping none of my housemates catch me in the act.
@tazza I can't pick one area, I'm going with three - home office, lounge room, and bedroom. I'm in the process of building the mother-of-all HTPC, with the help of this article from Giz, and this article from Lifehacker. This is all going to link up with the server in the home office, and an old laptop for media streaming the bedroom. Nerd heaven. But... I rent! Which means no holes in the wall, and I don't want to be tripping over cables snaking all over the house. A state of the art wireless network would solve the problem, with enough speed to stream the HD video.
@eclipsoid I need coverage in my backyard so I don't have to keep using my neighbor's wi-fi for Spotify while I mow the lawn.
@dnr My bedroom, because apparently the people who built my house were so afraid of superman getting a look in, they lined the walls with lead, the kitchen bench with lead and even somehow the empty space within the house with lead. I'm assuming using some sort of quantum stabilizing to create lead particles that exist every when without being seen, superman has ruined my wireless experience..... KAAAAALLLLLLLL-EEEEELLLLL!!!!!
@chrislwatson I'd like it to reach my next door neighbors house. They're doing it tough, and I let their kids use my unlimited internet for their school work, with web filtering enabled of course from my end. It means they can only use it when me or the missus are home, so it would be nice if they could start their homework earlier when they get home from school when needed.
@Dans The mice living in the crawl space underneath my unit are constantly complaining about the weak wifi signal. The last message I got from them was that they will move up if I don't sort it out.
@inquisitorsz I wish I had good wifi coverage on my roof. I have a colourbond steel roof which greatly affects my wifi range for all those times when I pull the ladder out of the garage, climb up on the roof to enjoy the mundane views of a completely normal suburban street, and really really need to check facebook on my tablet which has no SIM card.
Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router (DSL-2980AL)
Learn more: dlink.com.au/DSL-2890AL
The DSL-2890AL is D-Link's top-of-the-line ADSL2+ Modem/Router with speed and features that are second to none. An unsurpassed Wi-Fi speed of 1750Mbps together with Gigabit connectivity. It includes mydlinkTM enabled for easy set up with ability to remotely manage your network from any mobile devices. And also supports SharePortTM Mobile app, allows you to stream and share your media files anywhere anytime. • Built-in ADSL2/2+ Modem & Configurable LAN/WAN Ports for NBN/UFB Support
• Wireless AC Technology for Superior Wireless Performance up to 1750Mbps
• Gigabit LAN ports for high-speed wired connections
• USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 ports to connect storage drives and printers for sharing
• mydlinkTM Lite app helps you access, manage and view your network remotely
• SharePortTM Mobile app lets you stream and share media files and documents across your network
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button for Easy Connection to a Wireless Network