D-Link DIR-826L is being packed with a unique design which is identical to a cylindrical box placed vertically. The design as well as the structural layout of this device is almost similar to its predecessor DIR-636L. Over the rear side of this device, there is a standard WAN port that takes a network connection from a modem through a cable. Along with the LAN port, there are also a series of four Gigabit Ethernet ports that can connect multiple computers and supports high speed network sharing. The addition of USB 2.0 port also has made the device more worthful, by use of this port the user can share files or any other media with the connected devices. Below the USB port, the device also carry a WPS button that will allow the user to start up a quick Wireless connection between WPS supported devices. Over the bottom most section of the device, there is a power ON/OFF button as well as a port for receiving power adapter. Overall the device is design to be a compact as well as lightweight router. Although there is nothing much special features on the front side of the device, there are two nice round LEDs illuminating a solid green color, representing both power and connectivity status. The top part of the device is somewhat curvy appearance and according to my guess the antennas of the device are being hidden inside them in order to make the device compact.
Specifications and features
D-Link DIR-826L is a Dual-Band Router that is capable of supporting and running multiple bands simultaneously; 2.4GHz as well as the 5GHz frequency band. The dual-band feature of this device is also helpful in providing interrupted WiFi connection with much more stability and supports smooth HD streaming. The performance of this router is very good and provides high throughput rate in wireless data transferring. The device is capable in providing high speed internet up to 600Mbps through a secure wireless connection. The enhanced wireless connection that can provide you better WiFi signal strength over a greater distance, is yet another noticeable feature for this router. The device also supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab standards.
Another interesting feature is that the D-Link DIR-826L is one among the router from D-Link that holds a cloud feature. Cloud feature that has been added in this device will allow you to access any device that has been connected with this router. You can also access or control the wireless router remotely from anywhere you want. The access to this feature can be easily attained by just login in to MyDlink portal from any browser or from Android/iOS running smart devices. Through this great feature you can get the real time record and updates regarding each of your connected devices from anywhere through your mobile device. By the use of a mobile app developed by DLink called 'SharePort Mobile', you can also access the contents in the Flash storage or it is also useful in uploading important files back to the storage. The device supports up to 500GB of external hardware storage.
Startup of D-Link DIR-826L
Starting up of the D-Link routers is no more a painful process. The simple startup guide comes within the package can teach the device setup to even a complete novice. Later on the advanced setting up of essentials can be done through a setup wizard upon you login to the administrative panel, when you connect your device with computer. D-Link has made the setup process so easy, that you can even start up with your iPad, iPhone or any other iOS devices or Android devices. For the purpose of the setup, you just need to know some of the info such as username, network name and the network password. You can also make quick connections for any of the WiFi devices in your home network through switching physical button on the device called as 'WPS' or WiFi Protected Setup.
Overall D-Link DIR-826L is a great high-end Wireless router with an amazing performance. The in-built cloud functionality within this device can do more than what you expect. It is capable in controlling or managing the router wirelessly, viewing history of multiple connected devices in real time, blocking connections to the unwanted devices and so on. The device is perfect for those who are looking to have high speed internet that can bring you the joy of smooth HD streaming and gaming. With all the above great features D-Link DIR-826L is being priced at only $129 and I would recommend for you as it surely performs much better than what other high-range routers do. Compared to the price of a high-end router, this is very cheap but greater in performance. It is worth more than each penny that you pay. But if you are looking for a mid range routers with less specification, then this might not the one you may looking for. There are several other low priced routers available in the markets. I would also recommend you to consider them too before sticking on to this device. Some of other D-Link Routers are: D-Link DIR-865L, D-Link DIR-605L, D-Link DIR-505.
This has to be the shittiest review I ever read. All other reviews I read on this router are blasting it for poor performance,this joker talks about design curves, setting it up and it has "great performance" and recommends a buy.