I was fortunate enough to recently cut over to the NBN’s Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) internet service. This has meant that my internet speeds went from an average 2Mbps from my old ADSL service, to an average of 85-95Mbps. This is resulted in an absolutely amazing internet experience, and has come in very handy when uploading videos to my youtube channel. The only issue was that, with the number of devices connecting in my house, the ISP provided router simply could not cope. It was now imperative that I got a better router.
So the hunt was on for a high performance router, something that has native NBN support and on the higher end. After looking at several here and there, I decided to get the DLink AC3200 router, also known as the Taipan.
Unboxing the router had a very ceremonious feel to it. The packaging is dramatic with everything packaged in tightly shaped openings. The vivid blue hue of the router, nicely contrasting the rest of the contents.
The contents itself were what you would expect. The main router itself, an array of antennas and some associated cabling. It was nice that it came with an inline ADSL filter, however this won’t be needed for my FTTP service. Setup was quite straight forward, screw the antennas in, place the router, connect the network cable coming out of the NBN termination box, and power it up.
After using it for abit I can honestly say, this is one badass router. Wifi runs on 5GHz, it handles 20+ simultaneous network devices without breaking a sweat, is reliable and looks the part. It reminds me of the facehuggers from Aliens.