The all blue D-Link Taipan is a network beast that looks like a stealth bomber similar to the D-Link big red model this router delivers blistering fast AC speeds across 2.4GHz and 5Ghz frequencies.
For all those who are already lost in networking speak the bands are the latest in Wi Fi technology found in new model smartphones and network attach device.
While 2.4GHz was fast two years ago, today it's all about tri-band 2.4Ghz and two 5Ghz, also key is multiuser, multiple input and multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology that makes a router like the Taipan one of the most critical pieces of technology in your home or business.
While Belkin with their Linksys routers were the first to release MU-MIMO technology it's D-Link who has taken AC speeds and MU-MIMO technology to a new level.
During the past 18 months AC speeds have gone from 750, 900, 1200, 1300, 1750, 1900 to 2600, now D Link is setting a new benchmark with their Taipan router in preparation for both fibre and even faster 5200 AC Wi Fi technology that will emerge next year.
Cutting to the bare facts the new Taipan is an 802.11 a/b/g/AC (N600 [2.4GHz] + AC1300 [5GHz] + AC1300 [5GHz]) Wi-Fi Modem Router that uses Tri-Band Wi-Fi and D-Link's unique Smart Connect technology which has the capability to distribute network traffic over the three dedicated Wi-Fi networks.
A 1GHz dual-core processor built into this device, delivers all the horsepower needed to not only control fast throughput but multiple instructions coming from up to 30+ devices that can be attached to this modem router.
A Dual Active Firewalls (NAT/SPI) controls inbound outbound traffic and helps to prevent exploits and intrusions.
There is also Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to quickly and securely add additional devices to any network and industry-standard WPA/WPA2 encryption for further security.
TAIPAN is available in Australia and New Zealand at JB Hi Fi, Harvey Norman and from D-Link online. It has an RRP of $579.95 Inc. GST in Australia, and $649.99 Inc. GST in New Zealand.