Performance: 39 out of 40.
Put simply this is easily one of the best range extenders on the market right now… and arguably the best wall socket model available. Put simply this little device will blow you away with its performance and range extending abilities.
Ease of use: 20 out of 20
D-Link prides themselves on creating easy to use, easy to configure home networking devices and this bad boy just underscore their commitment to customer satisfaction. They really knocked it out of the park in this area.
Build Quality, Aesthetics & Warranty: 17 out of 20
The warranty and overall aesthetics are pretty much par for the course. That is to say good if not standout worthy. The build quality on the other hand is a bit more a mixed bag. On the one hand the ‘triple decker’ internal pin connector and less than optimal antenna adjustment really did leave us less than enthused; but on the other hand there is a nice large signal strength LED panel on the front of the unit, a nice on/off switch on the top, and a nicely robust heatsink to keep the unit cool. As such it is not perfect but it still is pretty decent.
Value: 19 out of 20
While it is indeed costlier than most Range Extenders the DAP-1860 more than makes up for this with its shear performance and ease of use. It really is an incredible value and you do get a lot of bang for your buck with this little bad boy!
Final Score: 95 out of 100
With its ease of use, flexibility, and overall performance the D-Link DAP-1860 is hard to beat even if it is on the pricey end of the Range Extender spectrum.