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D-Link's new 5G router is capable of 3Gbps download speeds

As CES 2019 announcements slowly trickle down ahead of the event, we're expecting a big focus of this coming week to be on all things 5G. D-Link just announced its new 5G router, and while we're still a ways away before most people will be able to use the thing, it sounds awfully impressive.

In addition to boosting data speeds on our phones, another big focus with 5G is to provide people in rural areas with fast and reliable Internet speeds where cable may not be available. D-Link's new router (called the DWR-210 5G NR) would allow for that to happen, and according to the company, it's capable of download speeds up to 3Gbps.

Along with those crazy speeds, the router also supports VoLTE functionality and works with other routers that are a part of D-Link's WiFi Mesh products.

Although there's currently no word on pricing, D-Link says the router will be available for purchase at some point in the second half of 2019.

If 5G routers aren't your thing, D-Link also used this time to announce a few new entries in its "mydlink" series of smart home products. While two new smart plugs are nice, the biggest addition is a smart water sensor that works with the Google Assistant and can alert you of things like water leaks with a sink, pipe, and heater.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

5 Comments
  • So does this capture 5G signal itself? Or does it need an outside antenna, like a SureCall/weBoost? SIM card? Ethernet ports? I'd like to see more pictures/info on devices like this.
  • Would certainly be nice to have legit alternatives to cable/dsl providers in urban areas as well.
  • http://us.dlink.com/products/service-provider-solutions/5gnr-router/
  • I will keep an eye on this.
  • Google Assistant all the way! Took me a while to decide and had a mixture of Amazon Alexas and Google Homes in my house. Removed all Alexa's and I'm loving it!!