D-Link DWR-956 4G LTE Wi-Fi AC1200 Router review

D-Link ANZ launches their DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE Router

D-Link ANZ has launched the DWR-956, a wireless AC1200 4G LTE Router with Gigabit Ethernet Ports and VoIP capability.

With the sudden requirement due to CORVID-19 for staff to self-isolate and work from home, businesses are needing to extend their networks to support their workforce. Internet connectivity is a key infrastructure requirement for continuity of service.

Equipped with a built-in LTE modem which provides 3G/4G mobile connectivity, the DWR-956, can equip employee’s home office with downlink speeds of up to 150Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 50Mbps, simply by inserting their business mobile phone’s SIM into the SIM Slot.

Using the DWR-956, users can quickly create a high-speed wireless network at home, in their office, or any pop-up area that requires instant Internet connectivity, allowing computers and mobile devices access to the Internet virtually anywhere.

Having this level of portability, flexibility and connectivity is a boon for stay-at-home workers and students, with high-speed Internet access and a fast AC1200 Wireless network, providing Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1167Mbps, available anywhere they require it.

The simultaneous dual-band DWR-956 Router also supports all the common security standards including WPA/WPA2, MAC address filtering, WPS and WMM. In addition, the device is equipped with a button for simply switching the Wi-Fi network off and on, as needed. This allows users to easily switch the off the router’s wireless LAN, when leaving the house, disabling wireless connectivity, yet still allowing devices connected to the physical gigabit LAN ports of the router to stay connected.

D-Link ANZ launches their DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE Router

The guest Wi-Fi network support allows the creation of a separate Wi-Fi network with individual security settings. Devices connected to the guest network will be able to access the Internet but will be isolated from other devices and resources in the home or office.

The DWR-956 is also equipped with an FXS port which allows connection of an analogue phone for calls via the Internet (subject to ISP’s service conditions). This voice over IP functionality allows home workers to plug in a proper telephone to easily create a mobile office environment, run from their employer’s SIM.

For added security the DWR-956 also includes a built-in firewall. This security function minimises threats of hacker attacks, prevents unwanted intrusions to the network, and blocks access to unwanted websites for users on the LAN. In addition, the router supports IPsec and allows the creation secure VPN tunnels back to corporate or school networks.

DWR-956 is configured via a web-based interface with a set-up wizard. The DWR-956 also supports configuration and management via mobile applications for smartphones. The router can be configured for seamless firmware upgrades, pushing notifications to user that new security features or added functionality is available.

The DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE Router is available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$349.95), www.dlink.co.nz (RRP NZ$379.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.