Pros: Best speed and reliability of any router I have owned
Cons: No cons for me
Based on reviews I had read earlier on other sites, I purchased this DIR-868L to replace my single band DIR-655 router, as I wanted a dual band router for the 5 GHz bandwidth for streaming movies, plus better reliability, as my older router had occasional connection drop outs. The DIR 868L has been flawless. It was easy to set up. The D-Link menus are easy to navigate and use if you want to tweak things. This router is set up on my 2nd floor. I get great coverage on my 1st floor where I stream movies through my PS3, getting at least 300 mbps on that device with the 5 GHz band, with no more brief freezing of streaming movies as I had with the old router. My basement used to have low throughput on devices because of the distance, and I now get up to 300mbps on devices there on the 2.4 Ghz band. Since the 5 GHz band falls off with distance with all routers, I don't use it for devices there. I can now also prioritize high bandwidth-using devices with the 5 GHz band, with everything else using
the 2.4 GHz band. All my devices use 802.11n. I don't have any ac devices yet. I have had no connection losses in 4 months of use with multiple devices.