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Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router



Today’s households are connecting more devices to the Internet than ever before – with more and more iPhones, Androids, tablets, and laptops laying around in any given home, it’s important that each device gets the speed and coverage it deserves.

By upgrading your current network to Wireless AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and increased home coverage – all with less wireless interference so you can enjoy doing what you love most. Delivering Wi-Fi AC1750 dual band speeds with AC SmartBeam technology to your home network, the DIR-868L is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy online gaming, multiple HD video streams, and fast file transfers – all with less wireless interference for maximum throughput.  


The fifth generation of Wi-Fi technology, 11AC delivers incredible speed and whole-home coverage — up to three times as fast as current “N” Wi-Fi.  


AC1750 Wi-Fi Speeds — Up to 450 + 1300Mbps

Simultaneous Dual Band

— Delivers faster speeds with less Wi-Fi interference for maximum throughput

Quality of Service (QoS) – Intelligent traffic prioritization delivers seamless performance for your applications




Add industry-leading 11AC speed and coverage to your connected home, ensuring that all your devices get the seamless performance they deserve.

AC SmartBeam

AC SmartBeam — AC SmartBeam recognizes your home’s devices to focus Wi-Fi where you need it most while blocking out sources of wireless interference

Wired Performance — Gigabit Ethernet delivers wired performance that is 10x faster than traditional Fast Ethernet

Wi-Fi Range — Dramatically improve the wireless range in your home for true wall-to-wall, whole-home connectivity

Compatibility — 11AC is backward compatible with older Wi-Fi, ensuring that your current devices do not become obsolete



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D-Link’s 11AC routers are app-enabled, giving you the ability to quickly and easily set up your router, monitor and control your home network, or stream and share files and media from virtually any connected USB drive.*





   mydlink SharePort App



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*requires USB SharePort on router





  mydlink SharePort App

Stream and share your videos, music and photos to your Smartphone or Tablet at home or anywhere. Just download the free app and connect a USB storage device to your mydlink SharePort™-enabled D-Link router.

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  mydlink Lite App

Quickly and easily manage your Router and view your live Cloud Camera feeds from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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QRS (Quick Router Setup) Mobile App 

Set up your home network from your Apple or Android device with the free QRS Mobile app. Avoid the setup hassles of “conventional” routers. 

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Quickly and easily establish a fast, secure home network that will have you browsing, streaming, and watching in minutes.   WPS Push Button — Connect to your secure, wireless network with a push of a button

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) — Automatically establishes working configurations with other UPnP devices like computers and printers



Get the wireless protection your home network needs with D-Link’s assortment of advanced security features.

Parental Controls — Grant, limit, and block access to certain websites and applications

Guest Network — Separate and secure network for guest users

IPv6 — Future proofs your network for the next-generation of Wi-Fi devices


  Stay informed with interesting and relevant articles, guides and blogs on D-Link’s Learning Center.


The Evolution of Wi-Fi

You use it nearly every day on your notebook Mac, PC or smartphone but have you ever really thought about what Wi-Fi is and how it got started? Follow along with us to see where Wi-Fi has been and where it’s going.



What is Wi-Fi?
What 11AC Wi-Fi?
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Wireless Router Buying Guide


  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g


  • IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11a


  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3a

Physical Interfaces

  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1 Gigabit WAN Port
  • USB 3.0
  • WPS Push Button
  • Reset Button


  • Internal Antennas
  • AC SmartBeam

Ethernet Interface

  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) Ports
  • 1 Gigabit WAN (10/100/1000) Port


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
  • WPS™

Advanced Firewall Features

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)


  • Power/WPS
  • Internet


  • DC 12V/2.5A

Mobile Apps

  • mydlink SharePort
  • mydlink Lite
  • QRS Mobile 

Advanced Features

  • VPN pass through
  • Guest Zone Support
  • UPnP™ Support
  • Wi-Fi WMM Quality of Service
  • IPv6

Operating Temperature

  • 30º to 104º F (0º to 40º C)

Operating Humidity

  • 10% to 95% non-condensing


  • FCC
  • IC
  • Wi-Fi Certified
  • CE


  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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Getting Started


Introducing the mydlink SharePort App



How to Control Your Network with mydlink Lite



Introduction to Website




How to Control Your Network from Anywhere with Your iPhone



How to Control Your Network from Anywhere with Your Android



  • Next Generation 11AC Wi-Fi:  Up to 450 + 1300Mbps
  • Simultaneous Dual Band:  Delivers faster Wi-Fi speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • AC SmartBeam:  Provides stronger, clearer and faster Wi-Fi by locating and focusing bandwidth to your devices
  • Your Personal Cloud:  Access your content – anywhere, anytime, on almost any device – with mydlink SharePort
  • Gigabit Ethernet:  Delivers wired performance 10x faster than traditional Fast Ethernet
  • USB 3.0:  Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
  • Compatibility:  Works with existing and future Wi-Fi devices 

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Awards & Reviews

4/5 Star Rating "D-Link’s DIR-868L delivers an outstanding price/performance ratio" Read more
Tweaktown gives the DIR-868L and 89% rating and Tweaktown's Must Have: Best Features Award Read more
Legit Reviews
"The D-Link DIR-868L and Killer Wireless 802.11n make for a combination that we have never seen before." Read more
Digital Trends
"One of the Top 5 Best AC Routers" Read more
CNET - 4/5 Stars
"The DIR-868L is the best 802.11ac router from D-Link and would make a great router for several roommates sharing one big house. If you're a networking savvy type, it's a great way to impress your peers. The good news is it's also one of the more affordable choices among the high-end routers on the market." Read more
"With strong signals and in three out of four benchmarks, however, it's the current best of the AC1750 class bunch when it comes to wireless throughput as long as it has a good, strong signal." Read more
"The D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router dutifully combines the best components of their previous models into one cylindrical package. As an advanced next generation 802.11ac, it provides a steady connection at a relatively reasonable price compared to the Linksys and NETGEAR offerings, and it’s probably the best router we’ve currently tested." Read more
"Thanks to D-Link’s newest router, boasting the fastest wireless internet to date, lag and spotty connections will be nothing but a distant memory." Read more