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Author Topic: DIR-868L and DIR-859 on same network  (Read 1887 times)

Austinbike

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DIR-868L and DIR-859 on same network
« on: February 10, 2016, 11:13:26 AM »

I have been using a DIR-868L for the past few years as my main router and had been using DIR-655's with the routing and DHCP disabled for access points to the remote parts of the house.

Recently to get to 802.11AC I bought a DIR-859 to replace one of the DIR-655s. I have it set up as an AP only, not a router. However, I started thinking, because this is a newer device, are there any advantages to swapping them? Does the 859 have more functions or is the 868L a better router?

Any insight is appreciated.
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Re: DIR-868L and DIR-859 on same network
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 11:21:35 AM »

The wireless speed rates are the same between the two.

I can only see that the 868L has SmartBeam were the 859 does not.
The 859 has external antennae where the 868L is internal.
I don't see a USB port on the 859 looking at the specs.  ???

Yes the UI is different and so is the QoS engine.
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Re: DIR-868L and DIR-859 on same network
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 03:56:28 PM »

Then in simple terms, that means don't change it  ;)
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Re: DIR-868L and DIR-859 on same network
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 03:58:54 PM »

Up to you. Good Luck.  ;)
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