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D-Link introduces a new Wi-Fi 6 range extender with EasyMesh

The firm D-Link has launched the DAP-X1860, a new generation repeater that is designed to extend the signal of any router based on the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, and that is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 1,800Mbps. This repeater is equipped with a Gigabit LAN port that works at 1 Gbps, which means that we can also use it as an access point if we connect it by cable to the router.

The D-Link DAP-X1860 supports the Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard, which means it’s ready for easily integrate into a mesh network with compatible devices, such as the D-Link DIR-X-1550 and DIR-X5460 routers or the MeshCOVR-X1862 and COVR-X1863 node packs, all of which are also based on the Wi-Fi 6 standard. Thanks to its compatibility with Wi-Fi -Fi EasyMesh and the 802.11k/v standard can also be integrated with an even larger selection of compatible routers and extenders.

Wi-Fi EasyMesh technology enables auto roam, which allows us to always be connected to the extender or node that has the best signal strength automatically, thereby eliminating the hassle of having to change networks manually. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the key specifications of the D-Link DAP-X1860 in full:

  • Compact format that facilitates its use in any electrical wall outlet.
  • Signal intensity indicator LEDs that will help us place it in the right place, maximizing range without giving up good signal intensity.
  • Extender mode or access point mode.
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for access point mode or to connect wired devices that require it.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, up to 1,800 Mbps.
  • Smart Roaming, OFDMA, 1024QAM, BSS coloring, MU-MIMO uplink/downlink.
  • Simple installation through the D-Link WiFi application, no computer needed, compatible with any router or operator.
  • New WPA3 encryption protocol for maximum security.
  • Compatible with the EasyMesh standard, which allows us to create a Wi-Fi 6 mesh network with other devices compatible with this protocol.

We must not forget that another of the great technical advantages of Wi-Fi 6 is that it also operates in the 2.4 GHz band (the previous Wi-Fi 5 was only activated in the 5 GHz band, going down to Wi-Fi N in 2.4 GHz connections), which represents a notable improvement in terms of performance, because the 2.4 GHz band GHz is capable of covering greater distances.

On the other hand, the Wi-Fi 6 standard iIncorporates MU-MIMO uplink/downlink (the latest version of Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2 also integrated MU-MIMO but only for the downlink), which together with OFDMA and 1024-QAM considerably reduce latency and increase network performance and capacity. You can find more information at this link.

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