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D-Link DIR-879 A1
Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Alpha Networks

FCC approval date: 09 December 2015
Country of manuf.: China

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Type: wireless router

Industry Canada ID: 4216A-IR879A1

Power: 12 VDC, 2 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Realtek RTL8198CS (1 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(ESMT Model?)
FLA2: 16 MiB
16,777,216 B
131,072 Kib
16,384 KiB
128 Mib
0.0156 GiB
(Brand? Model?)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(ESMT M15F1G1664A-DEB)

Expansion IFs: none specified
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8194AR
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:3
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Realtek RTL8814AR
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Realtek RTL8198CS
Switch: Realtek RTL8198CS
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE2623L;;3;
2.4GHz SPDT Switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85201-11;;4;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SKY85405;;3;
5GHz SPDT Switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85606-11;;4;

Flags: SU-MIMO

Default IP address:
the IP is used by 735 additional devices
of which 209 are D-Link devices
Default login user: Admin
Default login password: blank
Admin:blank credentials used by 80 additional devices
of which 76 are D-Link devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Realtek chipsets with specifications, see Realtek.

AC1900 EXO Series Wi-Fi Router

Product page (US)


  • Performance – AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Performance
  • Coverage – Extreme Coverage and Range with High Power Amplifiers
  • Latest technology – AC SmartBeam and SmartConnect
  • Unique design – Premium Stylish Design
  • Fast wired connections – Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • High-power amplifiers (1000mW) - Wider coverage throughout your home
  • SmartConnect - Band steering balances wireless devices among the two wireless bands
  • Smart Beam Forming - Dramatically enhances wireless signal strength and throughput
  • Dual Core Processor - Faster wireless speeds, improved coverage and reliable connections
  • Dual Band Wireless - Surf the internet on 2.4GHz band while streaming HD on 5GHz band
  • Built-in gigabit ports - Fast and reliable wired connections
  • Intelligent QoS - Device optimization delivers seamless performance for applications
  • Eliminate dead zones - Full coverage to reach dead zone in home environment


  • Product Segment: AC1900 ultimate AC performance (600+1300 Mbps)
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4/5GHz, 600Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1300Mbps (5GHz)
  • Data Rate: 802.11n: up to 600Mbps, 802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps
  • Antenna: 4x transmit (3x)/receive (4x) fixed internal antennas
  • Interface: 1x GbE WAN, 4x GbE LAN (10/100/1000Mbps), USB (no)
  • Power Adapter: Input: 100~240VAC, 50/60Hz, Output: 12VDC/1.5A (2A)


CPU: Realtek RTL8198C @1GHz MIPS1074K Dual-Core (5x GbE)
RAM: 128MB (DDR3), Flash: 128MB (NAND)/16MB (SPI)
WLAN: Realtek RTL8194AR (2.4GHz), Realtek RTL8814AR (5GHz)
  • 2.4GHz: Realtek RTL8194AR 4x4 3 stream 2.4GHz SoC
- Skyworks SE2623L 2.4GHz Power Amp (x3)
- Skyworks SKY85201-11 2.4GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)
  • 5GHz: Realtek RTL8814AR 4x4 3 stream 5GHz SoC
- Skyworks SKY85405 5GHz Power Amp (x3)
- Skyworks SKY85606-11 5GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)


D-Link DIR-869 - AC1750 EXO Series Wi-Fi Router
1300Mbps (5GHz) and 450Mbps (2.4GHz) {$129.99}
D-Link DIR-879 - AC1900 EXO Series Wi-Fi Router
1300Mbps (5GHz) and 600Mbps (2.4GHz) {$149.99}
RTL8198CS / RTL8814AR / RTL8194AR - PR
D-Link DIR-891L - AC4300 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router {$369.99}
2x 1733Mbps (5GHz) and 800Mbps (2.4GHz), Qualcomm MU|EFX
D-Link DAP-1655 - AC1300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Extender
867Mbps (5GHz) and 450Mbps (2.4GHz)

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