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Title: DIR-890 Reviews
Post by: FurryNutz on January 08, 2015, 09:54:20 AM
Cnet DIR-890L Review (http://www.cnet.com/news/d-link-ultra-performance-routers-aims-to-impress-with-stylish-design-and-powerful-hardware-specs/)

AVS Forum User Review (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-networking-media-servers-content-streaming/1819842-dlink-dir-890l-vs-880l-vs-asus-ac68u.html)

D-Link Blog:
http://blog.dlink.com/a-week-with-d-links-ac3200-ultra-wi-fi-router/ (http://blog.dlink.com/a-week-with-d-links-ac3200-ultra-wi-fi-router/)
Title: Re: DIR-890 Reviews
Post by: FurryNutz on March 24, 2015, 01:01:53 PM
PC Mag Review:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478077,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478077,00.asp)
Title: Re: DIR-890 Reviews
Post by: FurryNutz on April 15, 2015, 10:53:46 AM
The DIR-890L came in #2 on smallnetbuilder:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/ranking/AC3200/rev8/6 (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/ranking/AC3200/rev8/6)

FYI, the cons listed on on the review:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32674-dlink-dir-890lr-ac3200-ultra-wi-fi-router-reviewed (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32674-dlink-dir-890lr-ac3200-ultra-wi-fi-router-reviewed)
No WPS controls - WPS is now handled automatically since WPS security problems were resolved. So D-Link may have taken a simplified use of WPS instead of having user controls.
No wireless bridge modes - Bridge mode is not supported on this model router, rather wired AP mode is the supported feature they chose to go with.

Also the "Important note: You need 3x3 AC1900 class devices to achieve the maximum link rates stated above. The only AC1900 client you can buy is ASUS' PCE-AC68 PCIe desktop board. Most mobile devices are AC580 or N150 (1x1) and support much lower maximum link rates." - This information is incorrect, the DIR-880L 1900AC is also 3x3 MIMO router which also supports Bridge mode.
Title: Re: DIR-890 Reviews
Post by: FurryNutz on January 12, 2016, 08:31:56 AM
Now #1:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/ranking/AC3200/rev8/6 (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/router/ranking/AC3200/rev8/6)