The D-Link DSL-2870B is one of the latest routers from D-Link. It has an extremely minimal design and this is something that I really like about it. Most routers are absolutely ugly and look incredibly cheap and nasty but this is something that D-Link have shyed away from with the 2870B. It’s got an extremely plain, white shell which puts focus on the LED lights which is exactly what you want from a router. It allows you to easily see what functions you have turned on and which ethernet ports you have connected.
Included in the box is the modem/router, documentation, easy install guide, a metre-long Ethernet cable, ADSL2+ splitter phone cable and the obvious AC adaptor.
The DSL-2870B features dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz. For those that aren’t aware, a 5 GHz signal that has low interference can carry up to 450mbps whilst a 2.4 GHz connection can carry up to 300mbps but at a much larger range. It’s a well known fact that 5GHz works well when the device is in clear range of the router, but does not pass well through solid objects. D-Link give you the option to run both alongside each other or you’re able to turn them on and off individually from the back.