Pros

  • Very good cloud integration with mobile apps to support the initiative
  • DLNA media server
  • Better than average TCP throughput with 2.4GHz 802.11n

Cons

  • Fewer features than similarly priced 802.11ac routers
  • Only one USB port to support storage or a printer--not both
  • Very slow performance writing large files to an attached USB hard drive

At A Glance

D-Link's is on the right path with its cloud initiative, but the DIR-865L isn't the best 802.11ac router we've tested.

Manufacturer’s Description

The D-Link Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) provides revolutionary Gigabit 802.11ac wireless speed – up to 1750Mbps (combined 1300 AC + 450 N) for flawless HD video streaming to multiple devices. That's because 802.11ac speed is 3 times faster than conventional router speed.