D-Link introduces the new ultimate speed of the wireless N900 router – Dir-857. This is the introduction of a new router, and at the same time, Linksys introduces the new version of the Linksys E4200V2, which also works with N900 technology. What makes the Dir-857 differ from other wireless N900 routers?
Wireless technology has been developing very rapidly since the introduction of the 802.11n wireless technology plan. Wireless technology most wireless manufacturers use this wireless technology with wireless devices and is marketed with a "wireless technology" tag.
Today, wireless technology is getting higher and higher with wireless G technology, with a maximum speed of 54Mbps for the maximum N900 wireless speed up to 450Mbps. This means that the total bandwidth of the two bands is ideally 900Mbps. What a big leap!
Currently, there are not many wireless routers that work with wireless N900 technology. D-Link is one of the Dir-857 HD routers. And it is surprising that Linksys, one of the leading network manufacturers, does not introduce a new wireless router that is named after the N900 technology, like the Linksys E4500 or something. But Linksys introduces the new version of the E4200 router with N900 technology, the E4200V2. For Linksys, loyal users expect Linksys to introduce a whole new product that Netgear does. The Netgear Wndr4000 offers wireless routers and does not market the Wndr4500 wireless N900 router on the market with multiple features, including embedded two USB ports to store storage and printer together. It sounds good to support the "work and play environment"
Back to the Dir-857, what makes this router like other wireless N900 routers like the Linksys E4200V2? All high performance wireless routers support gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN and WAN interfaces, including both routers. Both routers support the Dlna-compatible UPnP media server. They also support the guest network feature to create a separate network that respects visitors to access the Internet without compromising network resources. So what's the most important difference between the D-link Dir-857 and the Linksys E4200V2?
Most importantly, the Dir-857 has a USB 3.0 port, while the Linksys E4200V2 has a USB 2.0 port. Theoretically, the USB 3.0 speed is 4.8Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 speed (480Mbps). USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices, so you do not have to worry about the incompatibility of existing USB 2.0 devices.
Is USB 3.0 the only reason for the Dir-857? If you want to use USB 3.0 port speeds for high-speed business applications for large amounts of data transfer, this is the ideal router that suits your business. But if you want to store both storage space and printer, you do not need to purchase a separate wireless print server, the Wndr4500 is probably the ideal solution. Or the Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond wireless router, but the Asus N600 wireless router, which is theoretically slower than the Dir-857 or the Linksys E4200V2.