Product Comparison: D-Link DIR-890L vs NETGEAR R8000-100UKS


General Specifications
Brand
D-Link
Netgear
Model
DIR-890L
R8000-100UKS
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.
The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras if it’s Wi-Fi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 Mbps
3200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
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.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • I now get full internet bandwidth, or close to, on mobile devices, and the stability is absolutely rock solid.
  • With the new R8000 and the PS4 connected via 5Ghz I am getting a consistent download speed of 67Mbps.
  • Streaming is a dream! I can happily game in one room, whilst HD films are being streamed in multiple others with no buffering.
  • I would happily recommend this to anyone wanting a high end router with great performance.
  • The speed this thing connects is amazing. I am really happy!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.7 in.
2.14 in.
Width
15.23 in.
11.63 in.
Depth
9.73 in.
8.92 in.
Weight
2.24 lbs.
2.43 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
6
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.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The antennas are easy to open up and it's straight forward plugging it in.
  • This is a superb router. Multiple fast wireless channels and six antennae to reach all corners of a very large house.
  • The unit itself is sleek and looks quite modern with easy to see indicator lights, it also comes with 6 fold out antennas to help maximise range. Good design and decent range!
  • The range is surprisingly much lower than I expected.
  • Unbelievably the BT hub provided a stronger signal than the nighthawk even though it’s got 6 antennas sticking out of it.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal
WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
WPS, NAT support, SPI, PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, QuickVPN, Dual active firewall
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, 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.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The VPN service is pretty wonderful, not too tricky to set up and gives a bit of piece of mind when using public hotspots out and about.
  • The VPN function is really useful and it is quite pricey but so far, so good.
  • Amazing router with with useful features, the VPN works great, and I would recommend this router highly.
  • A bunch of security features such as VPN support, being able to separate secure and guest network access, SPI & NAT firewall protection and preventing Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks. Decent router!
  • Minus for me is the VPN capabillities. It only support up to 4-5 connections and the auto config file export does not work for me.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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