In a world of homeschooling and working from home, one company continues to innovate and keep us connected when it matters most, that company is D-Link. Their new EXO AX5400 router is a new generation dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that aims to provide faster speeds, greater capacity, and less network congestion.
For over 20 years, D-Link has been a specialist in designing connected devices to meet both consumer and business needs. They have been laying the foundations for a world that’s connected, smarter, and more convenient so that people can connect to richer online experiences and have peace of mind. Designed to provide seamless connectivity throughout the home and small offices, their EXO AX5400 router provides all the tools necessary to withstand the most bandwidth-demanding environments and applications.
This dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router uses new OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access), MU-MIMO, and BSS Coloring technology to boost not only network capacity but also range and speed by improving overall network efficiency. Supporting that latest 802.11ax wireless standard, this router delivers fast wireless connectivity to the whole home or office, providing speeds up to 5,400 Mbps or 4,800 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. This is made possible using 6 simultaneous streams to supercharge your 4K streaming, online gaming, and more, and should you require them – 4 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN port give you faster-wired connectivity whenever you wish. It is also worth mentioning that because this router utilizes Wi-Fi 6 technology the EXO AX5400 leverages OFDMA and MU-MIMO for better efficiency of upstream and downstream transmissions.
In our testing, we were pleasantly surprised by just how well the router performed. Setting it up in my own detached multi-story 2000 sq ft home, provided excellent coverage and speeds. On the 2.4 GHz band, we were hitting on average between 450-550 Mbps and on the 5GHz band somewhere in the 850-950 Mbps over Wi-Fi which is very quick on my gigabit connection. We also found no dead zones or instances of network dropouts over the past month. It has been very reliable. We have also received a few firmware upgrades from D-Link which is excellent to see.
We were also pleasantly surprised by some of the extra features included with the router including the new Target Wake Time (TWT) feature which schedules transmissions for connected devices efficiently, meaning they know when to be ready for data, and when to take a break, increasing your devices battery life. Also, the vast profile-based parental controls and voice assistant capabilities – allowing users to enable or disable Wi-Fi access, check login credentials or reboot the system via voice-enabled smart speakers, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
To sum up, the EXO AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 Router by D-Link is another great product from a company that has its goals firmly set on improving the way we connect especially in a world of cloud-based applications, video conferencing, Ultra-HD 4K/8K video streaming and a growing number of smart IoT devices. For those seeking a reliable and powerful connectivity device for their home or office, look no further this is the one to buy this year!