D-Link DSL-2890AL Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Modem Router and it seems to be only available in Australia? pid=DSL-2890AL Not available in the US as far as I can see. The only thing I hate about D-Link they're even more secretive about their modem chip-set than Netgear or Linksys.
If you search for 'dlink and 2890' you wont find images or reviews from anywhere else in the world and it only appears on the Aussie D-Link page. Anyway I've got 2TB drive connected to it and it seems to be running constantly even with the TV's and PC's and all wifi products switched off in my house. Went into JBhifi today, and this modem was recommended for me.
This is especially evident if you look at some of Intel's datasheets.
Only down side is the current price tag which should drop down soon as it starts filtering into every common retail change.
Plus it's capabilities seem quite good with just about everything.
Basically i leave my usb 3.0 external drive plugged into it and use it with usb 2.0 speeds (so that i get full speed wireless 2.4ghz), but if/when i need to copy some of my photography/movies to it, i'll quickly change it to usb 3.0.. Hooroo :-) Basically i leave my usb 3.0 external drive plugged into it and use it with usb 2.0 speeds (so that i get full speed wireless 2.4ghz), but if/when i need to copy some of my photography/movies to it, i'll quickly change it to usb 3.0.. I have only heard and experienced good things regarding the product so far.
The DSL-2890AL uses the latest Wireless AC technology, which can provide transfer rates of up to 1.75 Gbps* (1300AC 450N). Product is definately imperfect, but what product is perfect? It depends on what someone expects from such a device.
MY current modem I have had for over 10 years DSL 504. I want to hook up mobiles (2), PS3, and blu-ray hhd recorder, and 2 pc's up to the modem. (if I have the modem set up at one end of the house)? I have no dead spots in my house and can use it down the street as well.
I want NBN connectivity too, but probably not get nbn for another 4 years. I couldn't get it to connect to my PVR, but after a day of trying everything, I rebooted the PVR and it connected to the network. Wife has her laptop and mobile on 2.4G and I use 5G with my mobile.
Hey Zaman H, As wonderful this modem/router is going for me so far, the one thing I wish it had would be built in torrent download software. For those interested in the hardware platform the 2890 uses, best I can tell from poking around the firmware via shell is that it uses Broadcom's Northstar platform for the routing and wifi like other 2012 derived AC Platforms This comprises of Broadcom's 4708 MCU and BCM4360 AC Wi Fi. I will be for before concluding our review process.
I have no idea what the ADSL2 solution is in as I can't find where the drivers are located in the firmware.
Regards The DSL-2890AL is a new unit and thus there is very little feedback on it. I have a desktop PC 20 metres away connected to 1 ethernet port and I have a TP-Link 8 port switch on a 2nd ethernet port.
It is extremely unlikely this unit would be better than ASUS' offerings. Running off the switch are 4 devices – my HTPC (intel NUC), my Panasonic Led and 2 dual network tuners (hdhomeunr/kaiser baas).
This will be one of the main concerns in our review. There are no firmwares for the unit other than the production factory firmware from May.