Today in Sydeny D-Link launched it’s latest router. The D-Fend AC2600. It is there all in one solution powered by McAfee and Intel’s connected home technology.

*Note all of this information is going off the D-Link News Release as i have not yet received my model yet. But full review coming soon.

D-Fend Features

One of the big key features of the new D-Fend is it’s amazing parental controls. You control all of these via the D-Fend app, ios and android, where you can create user profiles, set age-appropriate content, block websites and website categories, set internet curfews, set permission for selected websites and pause internet access. This is all done without even touching the router.

A really cool feature the new D-Fend offers is McAfee secure home protection that protects every device on the network. You get a complimentary subscription that is worth up to $600 and lasts for 5 years.

You also get a copy of McAfee LiveSafe™ Internet Security software for computers, tablets and smartphones which lasts for 2 years and is worth $299.99

There are two different processors on board the router, one for all your wireless traffic which is powered by the Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500. The other is for the main computing, software and security functions which is powered by the Intel® AnyWAN SoC™.

It even has the functionality to work with your Amazon Alex or Google Assistant to control your D-Fend.

Some quotes from the D-Fend announcement

D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said, “The new D-Link D-Fend Wi-Fi router is one of our most significant products released to date. With a unique set of parental controls, parents can now set profiles for each child to manage the content available to them, as well as have the control to pause Internet access whenever they wish. As a father of young children myself, being able to simply hit pause on my phone to bring an end to their latest video game or their YouTubing to simply get them to the dinner table on time, is fantastic. At the same time, knowing that our kids, our sensitive data, and our devices are protected by McAfee from malicious attacks, malware, botware and viruses is incredibly valuable.” Credit: D-Link

McAfee’s CTO of APAC, Ian Yip said, “At McAfee, we believe it’s important to partner with industry leaders, and that’s why we’ve chosen to partner with D-Link to help drive a security by default mindset towards connected devices.”

“D-Link is a leader in connected home solutions, and the D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with McAfee’s Secure Home Platform built-in represents a strategic partnership that will allow us to provide simpler and stronger connected home security for Australians.” Credit: D-Link

The D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router is available now in Australia at D-Link’s Website or from JB HiFi

Want to know more?

The full review of the D-Link D-Fend is now live, read it here!