72points

D-Link DIR-850L

40points

Linksys E1500

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D-Link DIR-850L vs Linksys E1500

D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500
72
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40
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Why is D-Link DIR-850L better than Linksys E1500?

  • Has port filtering
  • Has dual-band technology
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has IPsec Passthrough
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a Network Services Filter
  • 35mm thinner
    116mmvs151mm
  • 95mm narrower
    93mmvs188mm

Why is Linksys E1500 better than D-Link DIR-850L?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 128g lighter
    202gvs330g
  • 1 more internal antennas
    3vs2
  • Has static routing
  • 114mm shorter
    31mmvs145mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

4

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2.WAN ports

1

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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3.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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4.USB ports

1

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5.weight

330g

202g

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6.thickness

116mm

151mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

1200MB/s

300MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.Has dual-band technology
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.Has DNS relay
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

0

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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2.internal antennas

2

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

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6

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has automatic IP
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

3.Has port filtering
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain Internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting Internet usage.

4.Has a static IP address
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

5.Has SPI intrusion protection
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.

6.Has MAC address filtering
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

Features

1.Has QoS
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Is DLNA certified
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

3.Has Universal Plug n Play
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

4.IPv6 enabled
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

5.Has dynamic routing
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

6.Network Time Protocol enabled
D-Link DIR-850L
Linksys E1500

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

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