EXO AX AX1800 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 AX1800


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


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

BSS Colouring

Coloor codes your data to minimise signal
interference from your neighbours’ Wi-Fi

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 AX1800 speeds while 1024-QAM boosts throughput to devices by up to 25% and 80 MHz contiguous channel width gives even more bandwidth. Up to 4 simultaneous streams let you enjoy faster, more enjoyable 4K streaming, online gaming and more, and should you require them - 4 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN port give you faster wired connectivity whenever you wish.


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  • 2.4GHz + 5GHz
  • 1774 Mbps
  • 1024-QAM (25% higher throughput)
  • Latest 128-bit
Wi-Fi 5
  • 5GHz
  • 1167 Mbps
  • OFDM
  • 256-QAM
  • Prior-generation 128-bit
  • 2.4GHz + 5GHz
  • 1774 Mbps
  • 1024-QAM (25% higher throughput)
  • Latest 128-bit

Connect More, Congest Less with OFDMA

The DIR-X1860 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-X1860 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-X1860 to the test against our nearest competitors and the results speak for themselves.
The DIR-X1860 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-X1860 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-X1860, they are completely automated. Upgrades are so smooth, you won’t even notice them. On top of that, the DIR-X1860’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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BSS Colouring


Your neighbours’ Wi-Fi could be interfering with your wireless signals and slowing things down.
Wi-Fi 6 puts an end to the Wi-Fi strife with BSS Colouring Technology. It makes transmissions more unique by ‘colouring’ them with their own unique code.

The result? Devices can decide whether to transmit signals or ignore them, based on their “colour”.
Get less interference, less Wi-Fi slowdowns and more range.

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Virtual Private Networking Your Way

The DIR-X1860’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-X1860’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, greater capacity and less network congestion
  • Speeds up to AX1800 (1200 Mbps on the 5GHz and 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz)
  • 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 lag
  • BSS colouring technology reduces interference, making more efficient use of Wi-Fi spectrum
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports provide optional wired connectivity
  • Intelligent Quality of Service prioritises network traffic to minimise the impact of busy bandwidth
  • Increased battery life of connected devices with Target Wake Time technology
  • Supports the latest WPA3™ encryption

NBN/UFB Support :FTTP / FTTC/ HFC / Satellite / Fixed Wireless
Wi-Fi Technology :Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi Speed :AX1800 (574 + 1200Mbps)
Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi :Yes
Wireless Bands :Dual Band
Wi-Fi Range :1-2 Bedrooms|2-3 Bedrooms|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) :165.63 x 224.10 x 65.03 mm

"DIR-X1860 Mesh WiFi 6 is one of the best budget-friendly routers today. With WiFi 6, this router is good for future-proofing, and it’s a great choice for general home consumers and students."

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"During peak times there wasn't any restrictions, any latency, any lag or anything that would have slowed anything down and it was able to handle basically everything I wanted it to do and more."

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