D-Link A/NZ has launched its new AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router, the DIR-X1560, designed specifically to meet the needs of working and studying from the modern smart home. The DIR-X1560 provides seamless and highly reliable combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,500Mbps and a simple way to upgrade an existing home network to next-generation Wi-Fi 6.
The DIR-X1560 offers dual-band Wi-Fi with up to four simultaneous streams, which allows hassle-free 4K streaming, gaming or video calls simultaneously. The Router also comes fully equipped with a host of new technologies to enhance the connectivity experience for users. These include 1024 QAM to boost throughput to all connected devices by up to 25% and 80 MHz support for extended bandwidth. It has built-in power amplifiers and includes beamforming features to increase a Wi-Fi network’s reach and minimise blackspots. All this functionality combined together creates up to four times greater capacity and makes connectivity 38% faster.
The DIR-X1560 Router feature Multiple-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), a signature element of Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA provides exceptional capacity by splitting a channel into four sub-channels and supports faster bandwidth and connectivity distribution to devices, eliminating congestion and network queues.
What’s more, the DIR-X1560 supports voice assistant capabilities, allowing users to enable or disable Wi-Fi access, check log-in credentials or reboot the system via voice-enabled smart speakers using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
Easy to set up, users can access how-to guides to install their new Router via D-Link’s dedicated app. Once installed, users are provided with many management tools and parental control features that allow them to tailor network access enabling safer Internet connectivity.
We had the router set up in multiple rooms to see if it could do as it intends – that is, to meet the needs of “working and studying” from home. And there’s never been a more important time for this need to be met while we’re stuck in the middle of a pandemic! Wherever in the apartment we were and whatever tasks we threw at it, the router seemed to manage it flawlessly. Everyday browsing, video calls, working on online documents and even resource-intensive 4K streaming was handled without working up a sweat.
And while we previously had a weak Wi-Fi signal in the bedroom when our prior router was placed in the living room (with a couple of walls in between), we didn’t have such issues with the DIR-X1560 thanks to its built-in power amplifiers. No more blackspots! With multiple users in different parts of the home, it’s shown to be a very family-friendly router. And it comes with an impressive list of features:
– Wi-Fi 6 technology provides faster speeds, greater capacity and less network congestion
– Speeds up to 1.5Gbps (1200 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 300 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band)
– Dual-Band Wi-Fi with up to 4 simultaneous streams makes 4K streaming, gaming or video chatting a breeze
– OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology communicate more data to more devices while simultaneously reducing latency
– Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) prioritises network traffic to minimise the impact of busy bandwidth
– Increased battery life of connected devices with Target Wake Time (TWT) technology
– Supports the latest 128-bit industry-standard Wi-Fi encryption
– Voice Control for an even easier home Wi-Fi networking experience
Offering dual-band Wi-Fi with up to four simultaneous streams, the DIR-X1560 is a solid router that can handle just about anything you throw at it. Whether you’re working from home or looking to upgrade an existing home network to the next-generation Wi-Fi 6, the DIR-X1560 will meet your needs perfectly without breaking the bank.
The DIR-X1560 AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router is available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$249.95), www.dlink.co.nz (RRP NZ$279.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.