D-LINK AC1750 (DIR-867) MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review

Routers are saddled with the unique responsibility of working with a modem to extend Wi-Fi coverage. It is very important to buy a router from a trusted brand.

D-Link is a household name that has catered to the needs of several households and organizations over the years.

The talented team of software developers is constantly brainstorming to develop software that will improve the router’s performance.

DIR-867 router was first available in the summer of 2017: ever since it has received much positive feedback from customers. The users have expressed delight at the neat packing.

Also, the ease of installation, configuration, and management is something every user can confirm.

Customers who enjoy watching Netflix have commented that they have experienced a tremendous improvement in their network’s streaming.

The majority of users expressed no problem in using it, and the signal strength was strong. However, some users complained that the Ethernet cord was too short. They forgot that the router has been near the modem.

Connectivity TechnologyWi-Fi Built In, Wi-Fi Ready
Frequency Band ClassDual-Band
Data Transfer Rate1750 Megabits Per Second
Wireless Type5 GHz Radio Frequency, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
Number of Ports5
Security ProtocolWPA2-PSK
Voltage120240 Volts
Maximum Upstream Data Transfer Rate1750 Megabits Per Second
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X
  • Weight: 0.576 kg
  • Dimension: 9 x 8 x 1.5 in
  • Operating System: Apple Mac OS X
  • Color: Black
  • Number of Ethernet Ports: Five
  • Voltage: 120420V


You can walk into any store to get the DIR-867 router. However, you can order this router due to the pandemic, and it will be delivered to your doorstep. When you receive this neat package, here are what you expect to find;

  • The DIR-867 router with all its antennas is attached. Unlike some other brands of routers that come with removable antennas, this does not fall into that category. Furthermore, there is no outlet for the attachment of other external antennas. 
  • The Ethernet cable: for connecting the router to the modem. 
  • The power adapter: for connecting the router to a power source or a socket.
  • The owner’s manual: this contains information about the product. It also contains a graphical description of the proper process to install the router.
  •  D-link Ac-1750 FEATURES 

     External antennas

    The first thing you will notice about the DIR-867 router is the black color with four external antennas.
    These antennas are fixed to the router. Some brands that have removable antennas pose risks as kids can easily pull them out.
    They would be wondering what went wrong with the signal without knowing it’s a human error. The DIR-867 antennas offer extended Wi-Fi coverage.


    DIR-867 has a powerful dual-core processor that produces efficient packet data processing and transmission in the network. It can accept input of 100-240 V a/c while producing an output of 50/60Hz.
    The dual-core processor ensures fast and reliable network coverage for all connected devices.


    The MU-MIMO technology allows different connected devices to stream content from the internet simultaneously. The DIR-867 can send a high-speed signal to various connected devices at the same time.
    This feature aims to reduce buffering and eliminate lag irrespective of multiple users on the network. The MU-MIMO feature ensures everybody enjoys a fast connection for gaming, streaming, or downloading music.

     Simple Set-up

    The DIR-867 router is very easy to configure. The D-Link app makes configuration possible in a matter of minutes. The interface is user-friendly, and you can easily manage your network settings.
    The instructions are as clear as can be, and you will have no problem understanding them.

     Guest Network

    DIR-867 has the option that allows you to set up a network for guests. The network is different from the home network, and it ensures that the guest data is protected.

    The purpose of a separate network for guests is to provide maximum protection to your data. When a guest has access to your home network, they can view your browsing history and other information that we may not want them to see. 

     Quality of Service

    The DIR-867 has an intelligent Quality of Service feature. The primary function is to optimize traffic from the processor to the connected devices and vice-versa.
    QoS promotes the performance of online activities by ensuring quality signal is transmitted to devices. The smart QoS is particularly important for gamers as they can assign priority to their consoles.

     Dual bandwidth

    DIR-867 is a dual-band router. It works with 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies to transmit data speed. The 2.4GHz bandwidth can transmit about 450Mbps, while the 5GHz offers to speed up to 1300Mbps.
    The two bands protect your device from network congestion from surrounding networks.

     Smart Beam

    The advanced smart beam technology allows you to keep a tab on all connected devices on your network. You can monitor the Wi-Fi speed and range of connection in your home.


    DIR-867 router uses WPA or WPA2 encryption to protect the Wi-Fi network.
    The parental control allows you to blacklist some web content and sites to prevent kids from accessing them.


    When you walk into a store or browsing through an online store, you will see various models and designs of routers. For starters, the design is sleek and can fit in your decorations without any interruptions.

    Moreover, the ease of installation of DIR-867 makes it an excellent choice, especially for those who are not experts in engineering. Furthermore, it is a decent router for a fairly large house. Finally, it caters to the needs of gamers.


    If the area you wish to extend Wi-Fi coverage to is very large, the DIR-867 may not be the best option. Also, if you want to stay at the top of gaming competitions and leadership boards, the speed DIR-867 offers will not be enough.

    Several users have complained about the speed and how it does not meet their needs. The presence of furniture hinders signal transmission. When multiple devices are using the signal, there may be lag on the network.

     How To Set-up This Using The D-Link App

    Setting up the DIR-867 router has become an effortless process thanks to the D-Link app. The first step is to download the app on your phone or computer. Once the app is successfully installed, open it to launch the program.

    The next step is to install your device, which is the router. You will find three lines at the left upper part of the screen where you will find the option to install your device. Moreover, there is a big button installing your device at the bottom of the page.

    After clicking on install your device, scroll through the list of devices to find your device- DIR-867. Ensure you click on your specific device to avoid complications in the set-up process.

    At this part, a detailed set of instructions with images is available to guide you in the process of set-up. Strict adherence to the steps will make the process less tiresome, and you complete the task quickly. First, you unplug your modem from the electrical socket.

    Secondly, using the power adapter, connect the router to a socket. When the LED light turns green, it means you are ready to go, and you click on next at the bottom of the screen.

    The screen is on now device connection page. While the app is still running, figure out the location of the network’s username and password. It is usually located at the bottom of the router.

    Then go to your phones’ Wi-Fi settings and click on the default link Wi-Fi name – Dlink-xxxx. Once the connection is established, you can safely return to the app and click on next.

    The app, at this stage, tries to connect to your device, and this may take up to 60 seconds. If your internet connection type is a form of DSL or cable, the configuration is automatic.

    However, if the connection type is PPPoE, you will have to manually enter the username and password. Once this is sorted out, we can go to the next step.

    Furthermore, you will create a username and password for the new Wi-Fi network. Then you create a password for the router. This password provides devices with access to the router’s Wi-Fi signal.

    Finally, a summary page is displayed with all the settings, usernames, and passwords you have set. If you choose to alter any information, you can click on back.

    However, if you are satisfied with the progress, you save them. You need to reboot the router to integrate the settings. It would help if you didn’t unplug from the socket until a reboot is complete.


    In summary, the DIR-867 is a good router that will meet your Wi-Fi demands. Although, if you have devices that demand fast packet data transfer, then you may opt for a router with better speed.

    Moreover, it is not the best for gaming, especially when HD streaming and downloading large files simultaneously.

    However, if the demand for Wi-Fi speed in your home is not high, then DIR-867 can provide the coverage you need, including meeting your gaming needs. It offers a 3×3 data stream.

    The DIR-867 router can conveniently cover up to 2000 square feet. Finally, remember that more walls and obstructions will hinder the speed of data transmission. 

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