At CES 2021, D-link presented a number of new products, which include some 5G products, more precisely a 5G router and a 5G mobile hotspot. Both products should go on sale in the market in the course of the year. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much information available yet
The new AC2600 Wi-Fi router DWR-978 not only supports fast WiFi, but also the new 5G cellular standard. This makes it ideal for households that do not have a fast DSL or fiber optic connection. Of course, the prerequisite is 5G reception and an inserted nano SIM card in the corresponding slot. If there is no 5G coverage, the device switches to LTE.
The internet signal is distributed wirelessly to the surrounding area via WLAN ac. A combined rate of up to 2,600 Mbit/s (AC2600) is possible here. Two external antennas are responsible for sending and receiving the signals and should ensure optimum reception. In addition, four LAN ports with gigabit speed are available. A total of 128 devices in a home network can be connected to the new DWR-978 router from D-Link.
The D-Link DWR-2101 is a mobile hotspot with 5G support. The device not only masters the new cellular standard for fast, mobile internet, but thanks to Wi-Fi 6 it can also be quickly distributed to surrounding devices. According to the manufacturer, up to 1.8 Gbit/s are possible, whereby the two frequencies 2.4 GHz with up to 574 Mbit/s and 5 GHz with a maximum of 1,200 Mbit/s add up. WPA encryption ensures security. Alternatively, a Gigabit LAN port is available if wired devices are to be connected to the D-Link DWR-2101 while on the move. The 5,260 mAh battery of the Mobile Hotspot is charged via the USB-C port. One battery charge should provide enough energy for a constant connection throughout the day. Operation is via a 2.4 inch touchscreen.
The D-Link DWP-1020 is a 5GNR Sub 6GHz + mmWave CPE that can be mounted on the exterior wall of a home or business to maximise signal reception, especially for mmWave frequencies.
The device is rated to IP65 which means its waterproof to protect it against the elements and is PoE-powered via a 5Gbps Ethernet port for easy installation.
No price has yet been given for the D-link 5G Routers. The release has not yet been precisely scheduled either, but should take place in the course of the year.