Review D-Link DIR-X5460

Hey guys, meet EXO AX AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 Router by D-Link. DIR-X5460 is loaded with 4,800 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Latest WPA3 wireless security, OFDMA and MU-MIMO are supported. Comes with 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. Don’t forget the useful USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for shared storage too.

How does it perform?

Installation is very simple. Just follow the on-screen instruction through the GUI. You can use D-Link Wi-Fi mobile app too. In short, you need to set up Internet Service Provider, Wi-Fi SSID and admin account. That’s all.

You can start using the router then. Or configure it to suit your needs. You can use D-Link Wi-Fi app to do so or through the web interface. Easy to use and manage no doubt. The mobile app provides simple configuration while web interface provides advanced ones like QoS, firewall, VPN and so on. Just take your time to explore them one by one.

Advanced Settings

Excellent coverage and performance for Wi-Fi 6. FYI, laptop with 2×2 Intel AX200 card was being used here. Performance will be even better on 4×4 devices. It can reach up to 750 Mbps when close to the router. And 600 Mbps at the farthest place on the 1st floor. Ground floor performance is slower but still performing great. For comparison, wireless AX performance is 10% faster than wireless AC at the same place.

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For WiFi 5, a smartphone with 2×2 connection was being used. Yes, EXO can cover double storey semi-D house on 5 GHz band. You can get over 600 Mbps easily when close to the router. Around 300 Mbps at the farthest place on the 1st floor. As usual, ground floor performance is slower which is expected.

But still much better than your ISP free bundled wireless router. LAN performance is excellent. Getting maximum speed at 940 Mbps easily. As for USB file sharing, it is getting 85 MB/s for reading. Writing is much slower at around 24 MB/s. No worry, multiple users can stream 4K video smoothly with this kind of reading speed.

Conclusion

In short, D-Link DIR-X5460 has excellent wireless coverage and performance for the price. A solid Wi-Fi 6 router for 1 Gbps Internet plan.


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