A couple of weeks ago Cisco launched their first 802.11ac wifi router and today D-Link announced that the DIR-865L D-Link talked about at CES is now shipping. The router uses the new 802.11ac standard and should be good for media streaming.

Press Release:

D-Link Ships its First 802.11ac Router to Lead Next Generation of Wi-Fi

New Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) Leverages 802.11ac Wireless Standard to Deliver

Up to 1750Mbps Dual Band Wireless Performance for Today’s Connected Home

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – July 17, 2012 – Delivering gigabit wireless speeds, higher capacity and broader coverage for home networks, D-Link today announced its first 802.11ac router – the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) – is now available. The Cloud Router 5700 offers superior dual-band wireless performance of up to 1750Mbps for today’s high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, and features D-Link’s industry-leading Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. The Cloud Router 5700 provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link’s SharePort™ mobile app.

Equipped with Broadcom’s 5G WiFi (802.11ac) chip, the Cloud Router 5700 delivers the world’s fastest wireless speeds at up to 1750 Mbps (1300 ac + 450 n) – three times faster than the fastest Wireless N technology.   Easy to set-up and delivering faster speeds and greater coverage, the Cloud Router 5700 is ideal for wireless HD video streaming and multi-person online gaming. Using the 5GHz band, the Cloud Router 5700 allows for less interference and a cleaner connection. In addition, the Cloud Router 5700 provides future proof with support of the IPv6 standard and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11n wireless standards, ensuring that current products and networks do not become obsolete.

“D-Link’s support of 802.11ac technology underscores an ongoing commitment to provide the industry’s latest and most comprehensive home network,” said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc.  “Powered by 802.11ac technology, the Cloud Router 5700 not only tackles all the wireless needs of today’s connected home with unparalleled wireless signal and strength, but also caters directly to today’s mobile lifestyle with D-Link’s mydlink Cloud Services that enable consumers to monitor internet activity and access content saved onto a USB thumb drive via the SharePort app.”

More about the Cloud Router 5700

The Cloud Router 5700 delivers a range of performance and security features, including:

· Up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac: 1300Mbps 802.11ac + 450Mbps Wireless

· 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

· App-enabled remote monitoring and control:  mydlink Lite App

· Easy media sharing: Wirelessly access videos, music and photos on your iPad, iPhone or Android device from any connected USB drive with SharePort Mobile app

· Extended wireless coverage:  Powered amplified wireless signal

· Total Security: Complete set of security features including an SPI firewall and WPA2 to protect your network against intruders

· IPv6 Ready for future internet service performance, security and overall reliability

“The improved speed and range enabled by our 5G WiFi technology make it the preferred solution for the new generation of wireless routers,” said Dino Bekis, Broadcom Senior Director, Access and Wireless Entertainment Business. “D-Link routers based on 5G WiFi will deliver reliable video streaming, faster file transfers, and an overall more satisfying wireless experience.”

Availability and Pricing

The Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is now available with a retail price of $189.99 at and More information about the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is available online at

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