EXO AX AX1500 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router


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The future is unstoppable,
your Wi-Fi should be too.

Wi-Fi 6 brings next-generation Wi-Fi technology into your home, giving the quantum leap in capacity, speed and range you need to handle all your Wi-Fi demands.
Perfect for high-performance, device-dense Smart Homes.



Exceptional Capacity

Connect more devices at faster speeds

Made for Smart Homes

Better performance in device-dense environments

Next-Gen Speed and Range

Combined speeds up to 1.5 Gbps

Unprecedented Efficiency

Higher throughput, more efficient transmission

Why You Want It



Next-Generation Speeds

The latest Wi-Fi 6 technology for
blazing-fast Wi-Fi

Enhanced Parental Controls

Assign devices to profiles for better control over Wi-Fi access


Increased efficiency and lower latency
for small data packets


Data to and from more devices at once

Extended Coverage

Signals reach further throughout
your home

128-bit Wireless Encryption

The latest in Wi-Fi encryption

Test Internet Speed

Built-in internet Speed test powered by Ookla® to check your connection uplink and downlink speeds

Voice Control

Works with the Google Assistant
and Alexa




Next-Generation Speeds

Experience up to AX1500 speeds while 1024-QAM boosts throughput to devices by up to 25% with 80 MHz contiguous channel width giving even more bandwidth.
Up to 4 simultaneous streams let you enjoy faster, more enjoyable 4K streaming,
online gaming and more.
For wired devices, 4 Gigabit LAN ports give you faster wired connectivity whenever you wish, and a Gigabit WAN port is ready to handle high-speed broadband connections.


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  • 2x2 Configuration Speed
  • MU-MIMO Streams
  • Subcarrier Aggregation
  • QAM
  • Wireless Encryption
Wi-Fi 5
  • 1167 Mbps
  • Downstream - 4
    Upstream - 1
  • OFDM
  • 256-QAM
  • Prior-generation 128-bit
  • 1500 Mbps
  • Downstream - 4
    Upstream - 4
  • 1024-QAM (25% higher throughput)
  • Latest 128-bit

Connect More, Congest Less with OFDMA

The DIR-X1560 uses Wi-Fi 6’s cutting-edge Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology.
Small data packets destined for multiple devices are transmitted together and never have to queue up again.
Perfect for Smart Homes filled with bandwidth-hungry IoT devices battling for bandwidth.


Without OFDMA





MU-MIMO technology helps distribute the flow of data to multiple devices simultaneously.
With Wi-Fi 6 technology the DIR-X1560 leverages the multi-user version of OFDMA and MU-MIMO for better efficiency of upstream AND downstream transmissions, unlike previous Wi-Fi 5 technology where MU-MIMO could only operate simultaneously in downstream transmissions.
This combination greatly increases capacity, coverage and performance in ultra-high-density environments.

Real-world Scenarios, Real-world Results

We put the DIR-X1560 to the test against our nearest competitors and the results speak for themselves.
The DIR-X1560 outperformed our nearest competitor with consistently faster download speeds over greater distances, everytime.



Extended Coverage, Reduced Interference

High-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology allow the DIR-X1560 to extend the reach of your Wi-Fi
and focus a stronger signal in the direction of your devices to ensure a stronger, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi experience.
Meanwhile a long OFDM symbol ensures even greater Wi-Fi range, especially outside the home.



The Future of Wireless Encryption

One of the biggest concerns with IoT devices and Wi-Fi networks is privacy. The latest industry-standard 128-bit encryption is the most advanced security standard available and begins a new era of wireless encryption, ensuring greater privacy throughout users’ devices and networks.




The Future of Wireless Encryption

Latest 128-bit encryption will replace previous industry-standard encryptions on Wi-Fi devices

Stronger Encryption Algorithm

Creates stronger and more unique encryption keys for each device

Enhanced Protection from Brute Force Attacks

Stronger protection for users against password guessing attempts

Individualised Data Encryption

Creates stronger and more unique encryption keys for each device

Forward Secrecy

Cannot use a cracked password to decrypt previously-intercepted traffic

Futureproof and Compatible

D-Link routers will not be the ones holding your network back with previous encryption protocols



Conserve Energy, Save Battery Life

Target Wake Time (TWT) helps reduce battery consumption for connected devices by communicating with them and deciding when and how often the device requires data transfers. TWT increases the device’s sleep time, therefore cleverly conserving energy and helping save battery life.




Always Up-To-Date

Firmware upgrades can be a pain, but with the DIR-X1560, they are completely automated. Upgrades are so smooth, you won’t even notice them. On top of that, the DIR-X1560’s Dual Image functionality saves a recovery image as a backup before an upgrade. So, in the unlikely event an upgrade fails, the system has your pre-existing configuration to fall back on.


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Internet Router Office

Virtual Private Networking
Your Way

The DIR-X1560’s VPN Wizard lets you configure LAN-to-LAN and remote access VPN connections while its built-in passthrough feature also allows any devices connected to the router to establish outbound VPN connections.

True Internet Speeds Without the Guesswork

Tired of Internet speeds that don’t live up to your ISP’s claims? The DIR-X1560’s integrated Internet Speed Test lets you measure the true speed of your Router-to-ISP connection with the D-Link Wi-Fi app.










Turn on/off your guest Wi-Fi, ask for your guest Wi-Fi credentials, reboot your Router or update your firmware. Do it ALL hands-free using voice commands.

Just speak the words of command to your Google Assistant or Alexa, and the Router bends your smart home Wi-Fi to your will (without you having to lift a finger). Perfect for when you’ve got your hands full entertaining guests or just want to wow them with your smart Wi-Fi.

Simple Setup and Management

Download the free D-Link Wi-Fi app for super simple setup and ongoing management. Set parental controls based on your family’s online needs, access your Wi-Fi settings and more, directly from your smartphone or tablet.

  • Wi-Fi 6 technology provides faster speeds with less network congestion
  • Speeds up to 1.5Gbps (1200Mbps on the 5GHz band and 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi with up to 4 simultaneous streams makes 4K streaming, gaming or video chatting a breeze
  • OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology communicate more data to more devices while simultaneously reducing latency
  • Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic to minimise the impact of busy bandwidth
  • Backwards compatibility ensures support for previous Wi-Fi standards and all Wi-Fi devices
  • Increased battery life of connected devices with Target Wake Time technology
  • Supports the latest WPA3™ encryption
  • Voice Control for an even easier home Wi-Fi networking experience
  • Works with the D-Link Wi-Fi App for easy setup

NBN/UFB Support :FTTP / FTTC/ HFC / Satellite / Fixed Wireless
Wi-Fi Technology :Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi Speed :AX1500 (300 + 1200Mbps)
Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi :Yes
Wireless Bands :Dual Band
Wi-Fi Range :1-2 Bedrooms|2-3 Bedrooms
Wi-Fi Security :Standard|Enhanced (WPA3)
Mesh Standard :EXO Series|D-Link Wi-Fi Mesh
WAN Interface :Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Speed :Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Ports :4
Guest Network :Yes
Parental Controls :Schedule|Custom Profiles
Smart Home Compatible :Amazon Alexa|Google Assistant
Internet Protocols :IPv4|IPv6
VPN :QuickVPN Enabled
Firmware Upgrade :OTA Firmware Upgrade|Automatic Firmware Upgrade|Manual Fimware Upgrade
SpeedTest Powered :Yes
App Support :D-Link Wi-Fi
Warranty :3-Year Limited Warranty
Dimensions (Size) :251 x 166 x 194 mm

"With around 30 devices all seeking attention while I’m playing online games competitively and my wife watching a 4K Netflix video, the DIR-X1560 performs beyond expectation for the price."

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"Most cost effective Wi-Fi 6 router out there, without the compromises; stupidly easy set-up; any maintenance or control is easy to access via the app; lightweight design."

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"Compared with the ISP provided Wi-Fi 5 router I replaced, the DIR-X1560 did a sterling job. I’m going to stick with this review product."

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"This small unit offers a fast network and Internet speed with any device as well some future-proofing with Wi-Fi 6."

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"Offers a simple Wi-Fi 6 solution that is easy-to-use and would likely offer a comfortable level of complexity without ‘scaring’ less tech-savvy families. Bonus points are for a three-year warranty."

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"The D-Link EXO Smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router is both easy to use and fully featured. This small unit offers a fast network and Internet speed with any device as well some future-proofing with Wi-Fi 6."

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"WOOF! That 799Mbps 5 GHz wireless speed is ridiculously for a router at this price point."

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"It provided perfect speeds for interruption-free streaming."

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"Considering its nice sticker price, it’s one of those rare widgets that delivers a whole lot for not very much."

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"This router is all about allocating enough internet access for every gadget that needs it."

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"In the 5GHz band D-Link matched or bettered our existing router – the comparison got better the further we were..."

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"Within the main coverage area, things are rosy, seriously rosy. Connections are solid, file transfers across the network is great."

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"This is a very modern piece of kit."

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"Improved speed performance on older routers, and absolutely delivers fantastic wireless signal in real world conditions.”

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"We’ve got somewhere between 40 and 45 devices connected to the Wi-Fi in my house...the AX1500 took the hammering at my home in its stride."

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"If you need ultra-fast Wi-Fi connectivity, especially for streaming and gaming, the D-Link DIR-X1560 is perfect for you." 9.1/10

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