Product Comparison: D-Link DIR-890L vs ASUS RT-AC88U


General Specifications
Brand
D-Link
ASUS
Model
DIR-890L
RT-AC88U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Smartphones, laptops, tablets, phones, Smart TVs, game consoles and more – all being connected at the same time. That’s why we created the new AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router.
AC3100 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO, supporting AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, AiMesh for mesh WiFi system, and WTFast game accelerator
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 Mbps
3100 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
8
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
D-Link DIR-890L Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
  • It will magically boost your wifi speeds.
  • I always get full speed with the Asus and X6. Really fast router.
  • Overall, the feature set is great, speeds are wonderful if you're up close.
  • Good 2.4 band and get decent speeds when needed.
  • Speeds increased. Faster downloads. Good router.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.7 in.
2.38 in.
Width
15.23 in.
11.8 in.
Depth
9.73 in.
7.4 in.
Weight
2.24 lbs.
2 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
6
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
D-Link DIR-890L Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
  • The range and speed using gigabit internet from Comcast is excellent.
  • I had some WIFI dead zones in the house which I mitigated with range extenders. I installed this router and the dead zones disappeared.
  • The range of the D-Link is impressive.
  • Range is great, no dropped signals, everything is super smooth.
  • So far range is not that impressive. I expected more.
ASUS RT-AC88U AiMesh Dual-band Router
  • If you have a Mac and expect to print to a networked printer (LAN or WiFi) do not buy this router.
  • At first everything worked well then the days went by and the regular network started being slow and the 5g works well.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
WPS, NAT support, SPI, PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, QuickVPN, Dual active firewall
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
D-Link DIR-890L Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
  • I added this 3200 to my current router to boost the wireless signal, and increase my security.
  • Great network speed with AC WiFi devices. Good security.
  • Good router. Great security options too.
  • Solved my internet security issues. Product performed as promised.
  • You cannot change the Admin ID (it is locked as Admin) - poor security.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
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