Networking Reviews

D-Link VIPER AC 2600

Today we will be reviewing the D-Link VIPER AC 2600 Modem/Router, with built in MIMO.

Big thanks to D-Link for sending this out, check them out at Dlink.com.au

When you receive your modem it comes nicely packed in a cardboard shell, which also houses the included power cable, DSL filter, Phone cable, Ethernet cable and documentation.

D-Link VIPER AC2600 Design

The D-Link VIPER AC2600 Design is made up of mostly matte black plastic, which is simplistic but nice. The router has sort of an angled design which is more prominent when sitting flat and not wall mounted, the D-Link logo sits prime in the middle and there are 6 status lights below it.

On the back of the router is two of the four included antennas, 4 lan ports, 1 wan port, the power button and socket, rj11 phone socket, wps button and a reset button.

On the bottom of the router is 4 rubber feet to stop it from sliding around, the router information, and 2 wall mounting holes.

D-Link VIPER AC2600 Specs

The Viper 2600 gives you great dual band 5GHz connection with four antennas on the router. These are necessary to give you ultra fast and seamless performance, as well as a connection that is perfect for multiple loads like gaming and streaming

Like other devices from D-Link, the Viper 2600 comes with their WPA / WPA2 encryption to guarantee that your data is safe. Based on D-Link, the Viper 2600 backs theoretical speed that reaches up to 5GHz and 2.4GHz.

The Viper 2600 DSL-3900 has a signal rate of 2.4GHz 800Mbps / 5GHz 1732 Mbps while its wireless encryption includes WPA, WPA 2, and WPS. As for its wireless standards, its compatibility includes IEEE 802.11ac | IEEE 802.11n | IEEE 802.11g | IEEE 802.3 | IEEE 802.11d | IEEE 802.3u | IEEE 802.3x | IEEE 802.3ab.

For its dimensions, the Viper 2600 is 258.8 x 184.1 x 45.5 millimeters and weighs a total of 643.6 grams. Its operating temperatures is from 0 – 40℃ while its storage temperature goes from -20 – 65℃. The device can also withstand about 5% to 95% non-condensing operating environments.

The Viper 2600 is compatible with Safari 4, Chrome 17, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 20, Edge 20.10, a wireless or Ethernet interface, as well as a subscription with an ISP or internet service provider.

D-Link VIPER AC2600 Features

Enjoy Faster Gaming

The Viper 2600 is powered by the smart QoS technology, simultaneous four data streams, as well as a dual core processor so you can enjoy uninterrupted and fast Wi-Fi speed. With that, you can enjoy your gaming experience.

Extremely Wide Coverage

Aside from high speed, the router has four high-powered amplifiers and high-performance antennas to provide stronger and wider Wi-Fi coverage in your home. This results to more devices connecting easily and seamlessly to your network and there will no longer be dead zones even at the corners of your home.

MU-MIMO or Multi-User MIMO Technology

The Viper 2600 supports the MU-MIMO Technology. Even when multiple devices are connected at the same time, the router can provide high bandwidth Wi-Fi signals because of its integrated technology. This allows you to transfer large files and stream HD media faster; plus, you can experience lag-free gaming.

Increased Processing Power

If you want a strong, high-performance processor that can multitask at fast speed rates, the Viper 2600 is the perfect router for you. Its dual core processor increases the router’s multitasking computing power while also enhancing throughput speed for all of the applications you use.

Band Steering

To extend the availability and efficiency of bandwidth, the Viper 2600 automatically designates devices to the less crowded 5GHz network.

Advanced Beamforming Technology

This technology monitors your connected devices for top-notch Wi-Fi range and speed. With Smart Connect, the router distributes devices on the bands to deliver excellent Wi-Fi performance.

Excellent Prioritization

The Viper 2600 router allows you to excellently prioritize each device connected to the main router. With that, you don’t have to worry about slow or dropped connection even if more devices are connected.

Wi-Fi Network for Guests

You can create an encrypted wireless or a public guest network to safeguard and manage access to local network devices. This is for you to keep your network secure while it also allows you to access and monitor the devices connected on the local network

Easy Setup

You don’t have to worry about installing the Viper 2600 since it’s designed with an easy single button setup. The Viper 2600 automatically connects all of your devices with the router.

As for the whole setup process, it has become simpler since you don’t need to fumble with the cords, buttons, and the settings on the software. Technical knowledge is also unnecessary since it is made for everyone to easily set up the router without any problems. The installation wizard will walk you through the process of connecting and running the router, so it’s basically a user-friendly device even when installing.

Compatible with DLNA devices

When using any DLNA devices, you can play and share your media including, TV’s, smartphones, as well as gaming consoles.

L2TP Over IPSec VPN Server Support  

This specific feature allows the Viper 2600 to securely and easily transfer data. This is done quickly, smoothly, and securely especially when the devices are connected remotely.

Other Advanced Features

The Viper 2600 router has other advanced features which make it one of the best products in the market. These features include multiple languages in the web setup wizard, up to eight PVCs, dual active firewall, and VPN passthrough. It also supports DLNA media server and IPv6.

What’s it like to use?

The administration panel of the D-Link Viper 2600 is really user-friendly and intuitive to use. The admin panel gives you full control over your router and home network in a very simple to use interface.

The Viper 2600 was extremely fast and it delivered high-speed connectivity even when a number of devices were simultaneously connected. One device was streaming on Netflix, while the other was streaming 4K videos, and another device was playing video games.

Conclusion

The VIPER 2600 is a great router, extremely fast and great value for money. For the price it has some amazing features that you just don’t find on cheaper networking gear.

If you would like to buy one, go to dlink.com.au

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D-Link Viper 2600
  • Design
  • Features
  • Performance
  • User Friendly
  • Value for Money
4.3

Summary

Designed for maximum performance, the VIPER 2600 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Modem Router (DSL-3900) combines ultra fast next generation AC2600 Wi-Fi with Gigabit Ethernet and a Dual-Core processor for an enhanced HD streaming and gaming experience.