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D-Link announces new 5G Wifi Router

D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G networks without running cable. They not only promise faster internet speeds for mobile devices but wireless internet that’s actually fast enough to completely replace the wired broadband you use at home.

The new 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (DWR-2010) is one of the first in-home 5G routers we've seen. Using a 5G SIM card, no other installation needed, it can provide your house with super, super fast WiFi — up to 40 times faster than the average 70Mbps broadband speed in the US. The gateway supports both the sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies, and is geared more toward service providers than customers. They'll be able to customize it, deploy it to their subscribers, and remotely manage it. Maybe in a year or two, it'll be realistic for users to consider using 5G instead of broadband for their home WiFi, and this is where gateways like these will come into play.

D-Link also announced some new Exo mesh routers as well as a cute little mydlink devices including a smart switch and a weird little water sensor that will warn you when your water heater explodes. The Indoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W118) and Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W320) will control your lights and appliances both indoors and out.

The D-Link DWR-2010 isn’t expected to arrive until the latter half of 2019, and it will be sold through the various cellular carriers in the country who will dictate the pricing. (The hardware will undoubtedly be subsidized in exchange for multi-year internet plan contracts.) But it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 chipset, will include five gigabit ethernet ports (ideal for gaming or connecting a NAS), as well as AC2600 dual band wifi that also supports connectivity to D-Link’s mesh networking products for extending your wireless network to every last corner of your home.

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