D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender

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The D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender was launched in Singapore last month and is retailing for S$189.

The D-Link DAP-1860 operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands using concurrent dual-band technology with four MIMO external antennas. It supports MU-MIMO.

It uses wireless 802.11ac Wave II technology and hence it can provide speeds of up to 2,532Mbps (1732Mbps Wireless AC + 800Mbps Wireless N).

Specifications

  • Wireless: IEEE 802.11 ac/n/g/b/a wireless LAN
  • Wireless Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2), WPS (PBC)
  • 2.4GHz Band: 2400 – 2483 MHz ISM Band (11 Channels for USA, 13 Channels for European Countries)
  • 5.0GHz Band: 5180 – 5850 MHz USA, 5150 – 5175 MHz European Countries ( 5 GHz Band:36 – 165 USA, 36 – 140 European Countries)
  • Wired: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Antenna: Four Adjustable External Antennas (4×4 MIMO Configuration)
  • Buttons/Switches: Power Switch, WPS Button, Reset Button
  • LED Lights: Status/WPS, 3 Segment Wi-Fi Signal Strength Indicator
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 69.8 x 51 mm
  • Weight: 403g

D-Link DAP-1860 - Box Front
D-Link DAP-1860 – Box Front

D-Link DAP-1860 - Box Back
D-Link DAP-1860 – Box Back

D-Link DAP-1860 - Box
D-Link DAP-1860 – Box

D-Link DAP-1860 - Box Contents
D-Link DAP-1860 – Box Contents

D-Link DAP-1860 - Front
D-Link DAP-1860 – Front

D-Link DAP-1860 - Back
D-Link DAP-1860 – Back

D-Link DAP-1860 - Left
D-Link DAP-1860 – Left

D-Link DAP-1860 - Right
D-Link DAP-1860 – Right

D-Link DAP-1860 - Bottom
D-Link DAP-1860 – Bottom

D-Link DAP-1860 - Top
D-Link DAP-1860 – Top

D-Link DAP-1860 - With Antenna Opened
D-Link DAP-1860 – With Antenna Opened

D-Link DAP-1860 - LAN Port
D-Link DAP-1860 – LAN Port

Setup
I am using the D-Link DAP-1860 with my ASUS RT-AC88U Router at my new place.

I was using the D-Link DIR-890L AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router previously when I am still staying with my parents.

Setting up the DAP-1860 is very straight forward if you are using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Just press the WPS button on the DAP-1860 followed by the WPS button on your router and you are good to go.

D-Link DAP-1860 - Plugged In
D-Link DAP-1860 – Plugged In

D-Link DAP-1860
D-Link DAP-1860

Unfortunately, I don’t use WPS and I have to set it up manually (which is more fun for me).

Setting up manually isn’t as complicated as I thought. I am setting it up as a Wi-Fi repeater mode rather than a hotspot mode via the built-in Ethernet port.

After plugging in the DAP-1860, just go to the admin URL which is indicated in your D-Link Wi-Fi Configuration Card. For me, mine is http://dlinkapDD7C.local which points to 192.168.0.50. The default username is “Admin” and password can be left blank.

Once inside the admin panel, just go to Network -> Extender and you can configure the DAP-1860 easily. Check out the screenshots below:

D-Link DAP-1860 - System
D-Link DAP-1860 – System

D-Link DAP-1860 - Admin - Extender
D-Link DAP-1860 – Admin – Extender

D-Link DAP-1860 - Admin - Wi-Fi Scan
D-Link DAP-1860 – Admin – Wi-Fi Scan

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