Powerful Home Networking. Unleash the full power of 5G and Wi‑Fi 6 whether at home, at work, or on‑the‑go.

Business or home Wi-Fi under performing? Wi-Fi 6 is the next evolution of Wi-Fi technology and delivers unprecedented speed, capacity, and wireless coverage around your home.

D-Link takes the stress out of the new normal. Reassurance that you’ll stay connected whilst working remotely from home.

Unleash the full power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 whether at home, at work, or on-the-go. Watch 4K movies, download ultra-huge files and stream live high-quality content without any lag or buffering.

Where would we be without Wi-Fi?

The ongoing covid pandemic has resulted in an increase in devices and traffic at home. The demand is greater than ever for higher data rates and network capacity for device-dense environments.

According to research firm Statista, “The global smart home market is forecast to grow to 53.45 billion U.S. dollars in size by 2022. Smart home, also called home automation, is an automation system that controls the lighting, climate, entertainment, appliances and home security such as alarm systems of a household.

What is Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

They both provide higher data rates to support new applications and increases in network capacity, to connect more users and devices - something we see and need today.

Both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 bring a promise of dramatically better performance to consumers, mobile workers and organisations - connecting more mission critical IoT devices reliably via wireless. They will co-exist and work better together to support different use cases. Offering enhanced mobile broadband, immersive experiences, augmented and virtual reality, industries like retail, health care, home working, manufacturing, energy and education.

With the global rollout of 5G and improved Wi-Fi technology such as Wi-Fi 6, smart home devices will be linked, faster, become more powerful networks, meaning better access to data and resources in the cloud (video conferencing, gaming, entertainment, fitness apps, social media).

The new Wi-Fi 6 standard (also known as 802.11 ax in technical circles) is ready on a new generation of routers. Delivering improved security, lower battery consumption, increased capacity and higher data rates, Wi-fi 6 is ideal for accommodating all those new smart devices home-internet users are installing.

Wi-Fi 6 offers advantages over older home tech when it comes to enabling devices to handle competing requests for network access (If like me, your Wi-Fi bandwidth is at a premium in the house, many of you may have experienced the issue when connecting a multiple devices in the home at the same time, for example, smartphones, tablets, and laptops). You are trying to find the silver bullet that will give you smooth bandwidth no matter where you are in the home, while four people simultaneously try to Zoom, stream, game, and upload to social media.

Wi-Fi 6 will be the access choice for indoor networks. Be connected wherever you go with the best mobile hotspots


5G will be the designated choice for outdoor networks and your mobile remote working wireless hotspot.


In the home or office environment, think of 5G as a safety net for your main broadband line.

D-Link 4G and 5G routers are built with mobile failover in mind, which means that when your fixed-line broadband service goes down, you stay connected to the internet through the router’s mobile connection, or vice versa, with 5G speeds massively exceeding fixed line broadband, could we see fixed line as a backup in the future? Essential for homes and small offices with a need to stay connected for online video meetings.

You need security and performance

Lots of small, medium businesses and entrepreneurs operate in buildings and offices where there aren’t any wired networks, but they still need solid security as well as reliable Internet access for staff and visitors alike. While there are plenty of wireless network products on the market right now, not many of them offer enterprise security and super high speeds. To address this demand, D-Link has overhauled its 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Hotspot DWR-2101 product so that it has the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard as well as WPA3 security.

D-Link's new Wi-Fi 6 solutions offer the faster speeds, greater capacity, and reduced network congestion that the current generation of Internet users need. OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology further ensure the most efficient Wi-Fi connection.

D-Link 5G and Wi-Fi 6 range of products has a serious offering that can cover an entire home, office, workshop, or cafe with superfast Wi-Fi and advanced features that can provide the networking performance small businesses or home workers need. The network can be set up easily to connect devices and there’s a smartphone app for monitoring and managing your D-Link network. Also see the new DIR-x5460, latest model in D-Link's trio of best-in-class Wi-Fi 6 routers developed for superior coverage, increased capacity, reduced network congestion. Designed  to overcome frustrating lag and buffer, replacing it with high-grade network efficiencies to meet simultaneous bandwidth-heavy activities like 4K/8K streaming or online classwork.

During the coronavirus pandemic, huge numbers of people have been working from home and many will have experienced network issues during a Zoom meeting when other people in the house are trying to stream a 4K movie or gaming, while someone else is getting on with home-schooling or watching a lecture online. The entire household can be fighting for bandwidth and no one is happy.

D-Link offers a 2.4GHz and two 5GHz networks, with one of the 5GHz wireless networks working as a dedicated data backhaul to handle all the traffic to and from the router.

D-Link routers can slice up the wireless signals into four separate SSIDs (separate wireless networks) that can be used for guests, business, home and IoT devices (internet of things) such as security cameras home automation systems, video conferencing, entertainment and gaming.

A note on security

Security-focused smart home products are in demand, as family safety was voted as a significant motivator for adopting smart home technology in a recent survey.

Everyone can access the Internet with total peace of mind. This is ideal for home network or cafes where users want to connect to the Internet securely but may be worried about other neighbours or people on the network hacking their laptops or snooping on their smartphones.

Paul Routledge - D-Link
By Paul Routledge, Country Manager, D‑Link
A highly experienced networking professional, Paul Routledge has led the UK&I region of D-Link for over 5 years