The manufacturer D-Link has participated in CES 2021, held this year completely online, and has presented a large number of equipment. How could it be otherwise, the protagonists have been new WiFi Mesh systems with the Wi-Fi 6 standard, new professional WiFi access points with WiFi 6 and Multigigabit connectivity, as well as an unmanageable and totally silent Multigigabit switch. Other equipment that they have launched are new 5G routers, a Multigigabit 2.5G to USB adapter, and new Smart Home devices such as IP Cloud cameras, water sensors and much more. Do you want to know all the news from D-Link at CES 2021 ?
New home computers with Wi-Fi 6
The manufacturer D-Link has launched a new WiFi Mesh system with the WiFi 6 standard, but it also has in its portfolio a WiFi 6 repeater and even a USB WiFi adapter with this new standard, one of the first to launch a USB WiFi adapter from these characteristics, since manufacturers are still anchored in the WiFi 5 or WiFi 4.
D-Link AI M32
This new wireless router incorporates Wi-Fi 6 technology and includes an artificial intelligence system to improve wireless and wired performance as much as possible, ensuring that data traffic flows correctly and without problems, in addition, this router is Mesh, therefore , we can have WiFi roaming and band steering to form a complete meshed WiFi network in our home.
The main characteristics of this model is that it is AX3200 class, we believe that it is simultaneous triple band with up to 574Mbps in 2.4GHz and up to 1,201Mbps in each of the two frequency bands in 5GHz, but this information is not available on its website official. Having a simultaneous triple band is very important, because we can have a trunk link between the nodes of the dedicated Mesh network, in this way, we will have the best possible wireless performance. This equipment is compatible with all D-Link WiFi Mesh equipment to extend the coverage in our home, of course, we have available the main WiFi 6 technologies such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and BSS Coloring.
Other important features are the incorporation of a Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN with support for VLANs in the WAN, and a total of two Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. We also have QoS, fast VPN, WPA3-Personal security, and even voice control with Alexa.
This new WiFI Mesh system is simultaneous dual band with Wi-Fi AX1800, we can achieve a speed of up to 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and a speed of up to 1,201Mbps in the 5GHz band. This model will allow us to form a complete meshed WiFi network, having WiFi roaming and also band steering, so as not to worry about which frequency band we are connected to. By incorporating Wi-Fi 6, we have all the technologies such as MU-MIMO, OFDMA and BSS Coloring, in addition, we also have TWT to reduce battery consumption in client devices. This new model of WiFi Mesh system is sold in packs from one unit to four units, to cover our entire home if we have several plants.
Other interesting features are the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN, and a total of four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. The firmware has support for triple-play VLANs and also VLANs on the Internet WAN, QoS, fast VPN, built-in WPA3-Personal encryption, automatic updates, voice control with Alexa and much more.
This new WiFi repeater incorporates the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and is AX1800 class. We can achieve a speed of up to 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and a speed of up to 1,201Mbps in the 5GHz band. This model will allow us to form a complete meshed WiFi network if we use a router with this feature, of course, we have all WiFi technologies such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA available, in addition to having the latest WPA3 security standard.
A very important characteristic is that it incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN, we have the possibility of connecting end devices, or use the wired network as an interconnection between the nodes, to have a 1Gbps bandwidth.
The manufacturer D-Link has launched one of the first USB 3.0 WiFi adapters with the new WiFi 6 standard. In this case, we have an AX1800 class adapter, so we can achieve a speed of up to 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and a speed of up to 1,201Mbps in the 5GHz band. Of course, it supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies, as well as having support for the latest wireless security standard WPA3-Personal.
This equipment is ideal for updating your laptop without having to disassemble it and insert an M.2 card, in addition, it will also serve us perfectly for our desktop computer, without having to use a PCIe WiFi card.
This new router incorporates 5GNR sub-6GHz connectivity, and also has AX1800 class Wi-Fi 6 (up to 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and up to 1,201Mbps in the 5GHz band). We have a total of one Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. It allows connection failover to use 5G only when the fiber network goes down, in addition, we have an RJ-11 port for VoLTE functionalities.
Other features are that it supports D-Link WiFi Mesh to form a complete mesh WiFi network, and it also has a high-performance USB 3.0 port to transfer data in local network and Internet.
New professional teams with Wi-Fi 6
The manufacturer D-Link has launched new access points compatible with Nuclias Connect that incorporate the Wi-Fi 6 standard, below, we show you the two new models available:
The main characteristics of this new Wi-Fi access point is that we have simultaneous dual band with Wi-Fi 6 and AX1800. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 574Mbps, and in the 5GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 1,201Mbps. We have two internal antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration for each frequency band. This new AP has all the features of WiFi 6, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and TWT, in order to provide the maximum possible overall performance.
In this case, this AP has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN with PoE + support, we also have an RJ-45 port for the console. In addition, an interesting feature is that it has a power connector to not power it via PoE, although in typical ceiling assemblies we will always have power via PoE. This new AP supports the WPA3-Personal standard and also WPA3-Enterprise, ideal for providing maximum security to wireless clients. Of course, we have band-steering through a Nuclias Connect WiFi controller, Airtime Fairness and many other features, such as the ability to configure it as WDS and WDS + AP to interconnect APs via WiFi.
The main characteristics of this new Wi-Fi access point is that we have simultaneous dual band with Wi-Fi 6 and AX3600. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 1148Mbps, and in the 5GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 2.402Mbps. We have four internal antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration for each frequency band. This new AP has all the features of WiFi 6, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and TWT, in order to provide the maximum possible overall performance.
In this case, this AP has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN with PoE + support, and we also have a 2.5G port with PoE. When we have high-end WiFi 6 APs like this model, we could find ourselves bottlenecked with the Gigabit Ethernet interface. For this reason, D-Link has incorporated a 1G port and another 2.5G port. If we do not have 2.5G Multigigabit switches we can always make a Link Aggregation of the ports at 1G of synchronization. we also have an RJ-45 console port.
In addition, an interesting feature is that it has a power connector to not power it via PoE, although in typical ceiling assemblies we will always have power via PoE. This new AP supports the WPA3-Personal standard and also WPA3-Enterprise, ideal for providing maximum security to wireless clients. Of course, we have band-steering through a Nuclias Connect WiFi controller, Airtime Fairness and many other features, such as the ability to configure it as WDS and WDS + AP to interconnect APs via WiFi.
Nuclias Connect DNH-200
The manufacturer D-Link currently has the DNH-100 WiFi controller that allows to centrally manage up to 100 APs. This new DNH-200 is a WiFi controller with a Gigabit Ethernet port, which allows us to manage up to 50 APs simultaneously, and also up to 20 IP cameras in a centralized way. This model has a bay to install a hard disk of up to 5TB of capacity and to store all the recordings centrally from the different IP cameras that we have deployed.
Thanks to this new DNH-200 model, we do not need a WiFi controller and an NVR, but we have both functionalities in the same device, something ideal to have fewer devices. Of course, this equipment allows us to see all the cameras simultaneously, we have auto-healing for the APs, band-steering, load balancing and many other software features that Nuclias Connect incorporates and that we have already seen in this article.
2.5G Multigigabit to USB Adapter
The manufacturer D-Link has presented a 2.5G Multigigabit adapter to USB 3.0 type C port, thanks to this small adapter we will be able to connect at speeds of 2.5Gbps in the local network. Of course, it has all the technologies of the NBASE-T standard itself such as autonegotiation, crossover detection, it supports speeds of 10/100 and 1000Mbps and it is really small.
The USB 3.0 port is type C, not type A as usual, therefore, you must have a laptop or desktop with this type of port.
New unmanageable 2.5G Multigigabit switch
D-Link has released a new switch with a total of 5 2.5G Multigigabit ports, and one 10G Multigigabit port. Thanks to this ultra-fast connectivity, we can connect different devices via cable to their ports, and we will even have the possibility of connecting a NAS server with 10G connectivity to the 10GBASE-T port of this switch. This model has an automatic QoS that is activated with a button, to prioritize online games and streaming in 4K resolution.
A very important characteristic of this type of switch is that it is completely silent as it is fanless, so we can put it on the work table without noise problems.
New Smart Home Devices
The manufacturer D-Link has also launched new Smart Home devices such as plug-in water sensors such as the D-Link DCH-S162, which incorporates a siren inside and allows it to be integrated into mydlink, in addition, it connects to our WiFi home directly. We also have the DCH-S163 model that is battery powered and requires a hub for operation. We also have the D-Link DCH-S1621KT kit that is made up of a team of each of the above, with the aim that the DCH-S162 acts as a hub since it can be connected directly to WiFi.
Other Smart Home devices are IP cameras, we have two new models that with the D-Link DCS-8635LH with 2K resolution and robotized, it is a top-of-the-range camera aimed at indoor and outdoor environments. We also have the new D-Link DCS-8300LHv2 with Full HD resolution and top-of-the-range features.
We recommend you visit the virtual D-Link booth at CES 2021 where you will find all the new equipment they have presented.