D-Link’s entry into the budget Wi-Fi 6 space delivers on the fundamentals, but there are some shortcomings as well, like a lack of USB and poor performance for legacy 2.4 GHz.
When we think of Wi-Fi 6 networking gear, we tend to associate it with higher end, cutting edge products. However, as the standard has been out for some time now, it is refreshing to see that Wi-Fi 6 is now coming to some lower-end, budget-focused devices. Not everyone has or wants to spend hundreds on their router. To that end, today we are assessing the D-Link EXO AX AX1800 (DIR-X1870) router. Selling for about $99 on Amazon and packing Wi-Fi 6, we had more than a passing curiosity to see how much performance and features it gives up to its more expensive competition.