Update to Review of D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885L

This is a short update to my review of the D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885L.  D-Link recently released the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router. The smaller D-Link DIR-885L comes with Dual Band Smart Connect instead of three on the D-Link DIR-890L but has a faster Dual Core processor running at 1.4Ghz and is Multi-User MIMO Ready.

DLink DIR-885L - Router 1

During the testing of the review, although the test device was able to connect to the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router at speeds of 450Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band, the throughput results tested using the iPerf3 server were very disappointing.

DIR-885 iPerf3 Room 2.4Ghz status 1

DIR-885 iPerf3 Room 2.4Ghz

Nevertheless, I put the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router to the test again by running an internet speedtest over the 2.4Ghz band from my iPhone 6 Plus.  This time round, the speeds were more encouraging.  The download and upload speeds can hit to about 54Mbps on my 200Mbps Fibre Internet with Starhub.

 D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 2.4Ghz

D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 2.4Ghz

 D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 2.4Ghz Detail

D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 2.4Ghz Detail

Just as a reference, I switched to the 5Ghz band of the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router and ran the same test with the same server.  The download and upload speeds can hit about 200Mbps and inline with the speed I have subscribed to.

 D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 5Ghz

D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 5Ghz

 D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 5Ghz Detail

D-Link Ultra WiFi Router DIR-885 at 5Ghz Detail

In all the tests above, the client devices are placed a short and similar distance from the router.  Hence, it seems that the 2.4Ghz of the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is working fine.  Somehow, my original test wasn’t showing the correct responses I was expecting.  Nevertheless, while I scout around for another AC1900 client adapter to test with, at least I know the D-Link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wi-Fi Router is working fine. 🙂