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FurryNutz
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« on: May 09, 2013, 09:24:34 AM »

Received a new DIR-868L yesterday.  Shocked
Rev A1 v1.00 loaded.

Initial setup was using OSX 10.8.3 using Safari browser. I connected the router to the ISP modem and when online with it. Used the Factory Setup Wizard that appeared in the browser to set up the basic options first. Wizard completed successfully including registered the router for the mydlink.com feature and was able to see the router on the mydlink.com  web page from my home network. From work I could not. Not sure if this is a work issue or not. Router was online and I quickly had Internet services. Initial set up can also be done by D-Links QRS application as well on a supporting mobile phone.

The following screen captures are samples of what features this model router has. (Not all D-Link model routers have the same features.) All other features not listed here are the same and common to all D-Link model routers.

5Ghz AC Wireless


Media Server

New USB 2.0/3.0 port speed selection feature:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/universal-serial-bus/usb3-frequency-interference-paper.html
So far only seen on the DIR-868L. Maybe seen on other DIR series routers with USB 3.0 port.

IPv6


QoS - Similar to the DIR-645, 835, 865L and 826L series routers.

Uplink speed manual settings max out at 20Mb and Download is 100Mb.

Firewall and NAT

Custom NAT settings are available on this model router. Not available on some model routers. SPI is not enabled by default out of the box. Will be testing with it ON and OFF.

IPv6 Firewall


Advanced Networking


IPv4 Routing


IPv6 Routing


Internet Sessions


Update: 05/10/2013
So using mostly default settings on the router accept for Reserving IP addresses for my devices and giving a new SSID name for wireless, put 2 xboxes on the 5Ghz radio and played last night. using no QoS rules at all, BO2 gaming was great. OPEN NAT on both boxes no matter which one was turned on first. We saw some odd behavior while in entering match making and presume this was due to the service. We waited and waited to enter into a match, or got separated or the game prematurely exited with everyone back to the lobby. Other than these non related DIR-868 issues, the router performed very well. I'm very impressed by it out of the box. Will be testing gaming on 2.4Ghz next.

I do notice that that Wireless Status page reports 2 samples, one is when the device is constantly active and data flow is happening, then for devices that are not active with data flow, there seems to be a idle speed rate seen. I presume this is by design.

I turned OFF my living room 2.4Ghz AP and now just using the 868 wireless. Range is great. 15 feet away with 2 walls. DIR-868 is in the bed room.

Media streaming and other experiences will be testing soon.

The power adapter is the same as the DIR-865Ls:


This is a kick azz router!!!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 04:07:56 PM »

DIR-868L A1 v1.01
HP LaserJet P2014n USB/LAN
Shareport v4.00
Windows 7x64 SP1



Printed sample windows test page from driver and photo file successfully.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 12:33:02 PM »

D-Link added wireless bridging with v1.02 FW:  Shocked


Thank you D-Link.
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