At one time when all you needed to connect was a couple of laptops, a cheap wireless router would more than suffice for most homes. But these days, when there’s everything from phones to tablets to TVs relying on your Wi-Fi network, it makes sense to splurge on your hardware. And D-Link’s new 11AC Ultra Performance Series routers promise speeds of up to 5.6 Gbps optimised for the myriad of different devices constantly hopping on and off your network.
Three versions of the Ultra Performance Series wireless routers will be available, with the top-of-the-line DIR-895L/R model boasting up to 2,260 Mbps on the 5GHz bands and up to 1,024 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. It also comes with the most high-power antennas, eight in total, as well as multi-user MIMO technology which serves to keep your Wi-Fi network running as fast as possible with multiple devices connected at once.
Pricing hasn’t been announced just yet, but the new routers (with their Ferrari-like bright red finishes) will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2015. [D-Link]