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D-Link DIR-880L review: A good, basic 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

At a Glance
  • D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

    PCWorld Rating

    The DIR-880L isn't the best router on the market, but it's a good choice if you don't need the power and performance that more-expensive 802.11ac models have to offer.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The DIR-880L isn't the best router on the market, but it's a good choice if you don't need the power and performance that more-expensive 802.11ac models have to offer.

    Pros

    • Very easy to manage via the cloud
    • The best choice for consumers buying into D-Link's connected-home portfolio
    • Can share up to two USB devices (printer, scanner, or hard drive) over the network

    Cons

    • 802.11ac performance not as fast as more-expensive competitors
    • SharePort hobbles USB storage sharing
    • No iTunes server, no ftp server, limited advanced features

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