EXO AC1900 Smart Wi‑Fi Router


  • Product Status: End of Life
Wave 2 Speeds
Wireless AC Wave 2

Combined speeds of up to 1900 Mbps1.

MUMIMO and DualBand
MU-MIMO & Dual-Band

Efficiently provides high-speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time using the best Wi-Fi band.

Parental Controls
Parental Controls

Block inappropriate content, create custom profiles, pause the internet, set schedules and more.

McAfee Protected

Includes McAfee’s Secure Home Platform™ for 5-years and McAfee LiveSafe™ for 2-years, allowing you to protect every connected device, and install antivirus software onto unlimited devices.

Dual-Core Processor
Dual-Core Processor

Fast processing power for every network task.

Voice Control
Voice Control

Take control of your network using voice commands for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Built in Speedtest

Find out your true internet speed using the industry-leading platform, straight from your router.

1300 Mbps 5 GHz

1900 Mbps

Faster and Safer Wi‑Fi.

Experience a safer internet with built‑in McAfee protection, the latest Wave 2 wireless speeds, with dual‑band and MU‑MIMO technology, customizable parental controls, and voice assistant support.

DIR-1960 EXO AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi‑Fi Router

Award‑Winning McAfee Smart Home Protection.

With built-in powerful McAfee security, you get comprehensive, automatic protection for every device on your home network and antivirus software for unlimited devices, worth £179.98/€179.90*. Go online without putting your privacy and your smart home security on the line.
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5-Year McAfee Secure Home Platform™ subscription

Protect each and every connected home device and safeguard your family’s online privacy through the router.
2-Year McAfee LiveSafe™ subscription
Protect unlimited devices even when you’re away from home with the award-winning McAfee LiveSafe™ Antivirus software. It blocks viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware and unwanted programs, and includes multi-device protection to deter security threats on all your mobile devices.
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You’re the boss.

Create family-friendly internet by taking control of your network. Set clear online boundaries and schedules so you have less complaining and more control.


 Block content Block age-inappropriate content
Age-based profiles allow you to control what your kids can access online.
 Customised profiles Customised profiles
Create content filters, device access controls, and personalised time limits.
 Internet schedules Set Internet Schedules
Set limits for family time, study time, or household chores with pre-defined no-Wi-Fi times.
 Access upon request Access upon request
Let your kids request access to blocked sites, giving you total but flexible control over their web browsing.
 Pause / allow internet

Pause / allow internet
Allows you to pause and allow the internet on each user profile.

 Whitelist and blacklist Whitelist and blacklist
Allow or block access to specific website addresses.

Parental controls

“Hey… Pause the internet.”

Take control of your network just by using your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices. Receive instant audio alerts about network updates, check on the security status of any device, and more.

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistanat voice assistant compatible

Alexa and Google Assistant compatible

Seamless Wi‑Fi in every corner.

Bring Wi‑Fi to signal dead zones, say bye‑bye to buffering, and stay connected as you move from room to room.

Woman using the DIR-1960 mesh Wi-Fi in two different rooms

Better Connections for Your Devices.

The DIR-1960 uses concurrent dual-bands and Wireless AC Wave 2 technology with MU-MIMO, to efficiently deliver up to 1900Mbps1 on the best wireless band to your devices.

5GHz and 2.4GHz
Dual-Band and MU-MIMO technology

Gigabit Ports for x10 Data Transfer Speeds.

With four Gigabit LAN ports, connect up to 4 wired devices for speeds up to 10x faster than standard Fast Ethernet connections.

Available connections on the back of the DIR-1960 EXO AC1900 Smart Mesh Wi‑Fi Router

Wave 2 Fast Wi‑Fi

Enjoy more of what you love with faster Wi-Fi. It uses the latest in Wave 2 Wireless AC technology to deliver over triple the speeds of the previous Wireless N generation.

Wireless AC vs Wireless N speed comparison chart
USB 3.0 port

SuperSpeed USB sharing.

Share photos, videos, and music on your home network. Simply use the high-speed USB 3.0 port to access your USB drives or other devices connected to your router.

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2-Year D-Link Warranty

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*Correct as of 08/04/2019

1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11ac and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.  

Wireless standard
Wireless AC Wave 2
Frequency band mode
Dual-band simultaneous
Wireless speed
1300 Mbps 5 GHz

600 Mbps 2.4 GHz
Antenna type
4 fixed omni-directional antennas
Wired interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN

4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
USB ports
1 x USB 3.0
Advanced features
Multicast support


Advanced Parental Control
McAfee LiveSafe 2 years
McAfee Protected
McAfee Secure Home Platform 5 years
This product was phased out on: 27/07/2020
This product's last date of support is on: 27/07/2022
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Datasheet EN - PDF 0.65mb Download
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QSG McAfee 1.01 RevA1 Quick Setup Guide 22/07/2019 - - Download
QIG 1.00 RevA1 Quick Installation Guide 26/04/2019 - - Download
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