Review: D-Link DSL-2890AL Wireless AC1750 Modem Router

The D-Link DSL-2890AL Wireless AC1750 Modem Router is certainly a unique little device. Forsaking the traditional rectangular design of most modems, the DSL-2890AL is a small cylinder, not dissimilar to the new Mac Pro. While the design is certainly striking, let's see how this beauty from D-Link performs. 

By Alex Choros

The D-Link DSL-2890AL Wireless AC1750 Modem Router is certainly a unique little device. Forsaking the traditional rectangular design of most modems, the DSL-2890AL is a small cylinder, not dissimilar to the new Mac Pro. While the design is certainly striking, let's see how this beauty from D-Link performs.

Design & Setup
The aforementioned cylindrical designs makes the DSL-2890AL something you'd be proud to keep on your desk, rather than hidden away on the floor with the rest of your networking equipment. The glossy black surface fingerprints easily, but in all honesty, it's not a device you'll be touching often. D-Link's tower of power is also available in red, but unfortunately the bright coat of paint does not provide any speed improvements over the standard black model.

The front of the device is adorned by a WPS connect button and a series of LEDs for each of the modem's functions. On the back is an input for your phone line, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, 4 gigabit Ethernet ports, a WiFi toggle switch, a power button and a power input. The DSL-2890AL is surprising light, but not to the point where it feels flimsy.

Users have two options in terms of setup. The simplest option is simply inserting the CD, plugging in the username and password for your ISP, and entering some details to set up a WiFi. Alternatively, advanced users can configured the device through its web interface. Users with only CD drive-less computer shouldn't worry though. Either way, you'll have the DSL-2890AL up and running in no time.

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