D-Link Amplifi Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Router

  • Model #: DIR-822
  • Web Code: 10395370
(25 ratings)
D-Link Amplifi Series Overview

D-Link Amplifi Series Overview

D-Link’s Amplifi series of routers offer strong, reliable Wi-Fi at an affordable price.


Deliver next-generation speeds to all of your wireless devices with the D-Link AC1200 Dual Band Router. Encompassing wide coverage that avoids interference, you'll notice remarkably improved and reliable connections. Blazing-fast speeds are accelerated by dual band WiFi technology - ultimately reaching between 300 and 867Mbps - making it ideal for streaming HD video, chatting, and file transfers.

More Information

  • Compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac devices
  • Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) and 867Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference
  • 4 High-Gain Antennas and MIMO technology combine for enhanced Wi-Fi coverage in and around your home
  • Simultaneous dual band makes your HD streaming and online gaming smoother with less interference
  • Optimized QoS provides an enhanced lag free online gamine experience
  • Advanced wireless security with WPA2 and enhanced network security with dual active NAT and SPI firewalls
  • Easy installation with web based setup wizard and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • 4 Fast Ethernet Ports - Connect up to 4 wired devices to your home network
  • Future proof and backward compatible with existing Wi-Fi devices

What's in the Box?

  • D-Link Wireless Router
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
  • Wireless Speed
  • Number of Bands
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    2.4 GHz - 300 Mbps; 5 GHz 867 Mbps
  • Maximum Data Rate - Total
    1200 Mbps
  • Antenna Design
  • Number of Antennas
  • Wired Networking Features
  • WAN Ports
  • WAN Speed
  • LAN Ports
  • LAN Speed
  • Automatic Crossover
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Encryption Algorithm
    WEP; WPA; WPA2
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Firewall Type
    SPI; NAT
  • Parental Controls
  • Guest Access
  • Denial-of-Service (DoS) Prevention
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
  • Other Security / Management Features
    Port Fowarding; Dynamic DNS; IPv6
  • Media / Sharing Features
  • App Enabled
  • USB Ports
  • USB Printer Sharing
  • USB File Sharing
  • USB Version
    Not Applicable
  • Media Server
    Not Applicable
  • Automatic Media Streaming QoS
  • Built-In Storage Type
    Not Applicable
  • Built-in Storage Capacity
    Not Applicable
  • Compatible Memory Card Types
    Not Applicable
  • Max. Memory Card Capacity
    Not Applicable
  • Advanced Specifications
  • Authentication Method
    Not Applicable
  • Modulation / Line Coding Format
    BPSK; QPSK; 16 QAM; 64 QAM; 256 QAM; OFDM
  • Powerline Enabled
  • System Requirements
  • Operating System Compatibility
    Windows 7/8/10; Mac OS; Linux
  • Web Browser Compatibility
    Internet Explorer; Firefox; Chrome
  • Hardware Requirements
    PC or Mac with either a Network Interface Controller; iOS or Android based Smartphone or Ttablet
  • Software
  • Software Included
    Not Applicable
  • Software Language
    English; French
  • Physical Features
  • Buttons
    WPS/Reset; Power
  • LED Lights
    Power; WAN x 1; WPS; Wireless; LAN x 4
  • Wall / Ceiling Mountable
  • Cooling Fan
  • Colour
  • Width
    19 cm
  • Height
    3 cm
  • Depth
    13.5 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    7.4 in
  • Height (Inches)
    1.1 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    5.3 in
  • Weight
    271 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.7 / 5
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  • from Stoney Creek, ON
  • May 18, 2016

It works fine

We got this router because I got a Samsung S7 and it wouldn't connect with our old one. It works fine - we don't notice much of a difference between this one and our previous one which was about 4 years old. I bought this because it was mid price and came with fairly good reviews - so far so good.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • May 06, 2016

NO GIGABIT ETHERNET... Read below for why this may/may not be necessary

Though the wireless speeds are decent (in its price range), your bottleneck in this specific device is going to be your hard-line connection. Most likely not to your internet speed (unless you pay lots for your plan), but transfers between other devices. With gigabit ethernet connections, you can transfer at virtually the maximum write speed of the receiving computer's hard drive. That can work out to roughly 30 MBps (ie. 240 Mbps, notice the capital/lowercase B). But in the case of this drive, a single ethernet connection is limited to a theoretical maximum of 100 Mbps which is 12.5MB/s. That's the speed of writing to a decent flash drive these days. This could theoretically be a bottleneck to your internet speed in the coming years too... although I have my doubts many will be affected by this. I am writing this review specifically because I believe this product takes advantage of normal consumer knowledge and oversight. It advertises itself as a high-performance router, but gigabit ethernet is a very standard thing in this price range... shame on you, D-Link. If you want transfers between computers quickly, this isn't the router for you. If you use one computer or NAS as storage and transfer often between, this isn't the router for you. If range is your only real concern, this could be a very beneficial router in its price range.

  • from Windsor, ON
  • Apr 29, 2016

Excellent Router!

Performance: I noticed a significant speed difference coming form a G router. Therefore, I was very satisfied with the speeds I was receiving. The household has three laptops, three cell phones, an iPod and a TV and the router is handling it without missing a beat. Ease of Install: easiest router installation ever. Basically just plugged it in and used the provided password. It was ready to go out of the box! Value: I took a star off mainly because even though it was on sale at the time of purchase, they lowered the price more so after a week and a half! Overall: I had a very good experience with this product. I would recommend it!

  • from Georgetown, ON
  • Apr 25, 2016

great price and great performance

I ungraded my internet with Roger Cable and really didn't see a change. My router was about 3 years old. I don't use many wired connections but was looking for improved Wifi speeds. I was really impressed after I installed this one. Overall everything over the net just runs faster. glad I bought this model.

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Apr 10, 2016

Not worth buying

Bought this unit today and returning tommorrow. Biggest problem was i used parental control to block internet to connected devices that includes my 1 laptop and childrens Ipads. It worked and blocked internet access at configured time but here is the challenge. If you need Internet access temporarily or say temporarily want to unblock a device you are out of luck. I connected the Router via ethernet cable to my laptop to get into Admin interface but cannot since the laptop is also in the network block list. I dont understand why i cannot log in to admin interface if connected to router via ethernet cable. Chat with Customer service who is far from understanding the issue forget about resolving it.

  • from Campbellford, ON
  • Apr 05, 2016

D-Link used to be great Gear, but THIS is a POS

Got this to replace my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND that started dying after 4+ years of yeoman service. This piece of scrap plastic is going back today for a refund, and I'm ordering ANOTHER TP-WR1043 (it says a lot about an item that is still in production after six-plus years and still gets good customer reviews...). Chose the DIR-822 based on past D-Link experience, the supposed extended range. "Shoulda knowed ", as they say -- if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is. Even breaking down data-wise, the radio in my old WR1043 STILL has almost twice the range of this unit! But that's a minor disappointment compared to the actual performance, which is ABYSMAL. Wired links are slow, but almost tolerable. Wireless is a JOKE -- not only shorter range than expected, but through-put is horrible, even with the receiver just a few feet away -- that is, if it even stays connected long enough to get measurable data. In short, given its poor performance, this unit is very poor value, even at the on-sale price I paid. NOT RECOMMENDED

  • from Richmond Hill, ON
  • Mar 30, 2016

Recommend for ease of install

It takes only a few seconds to connect the internet modem and router.

  • from Belleville, ON
  • Mar 16, 2016

D-Link Amplifi AC1200

Just picked this up. Very easy to install and is very reliable. Good purchase.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 04, 2016

dlink router is a fast

I search around and looked at other reviews. I'm glad I bought this one. The price is very good.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 21, 2016

Good for the Price

This is a great AC router for the boxing day price. This router solves several problems that I currently have with just the Shaw router with WiFi. First problem is the extended Wifi reach that extends the new AC wifi to my room to allow me to watch netflix on my Apple TV. The second problem or perhaps a pro is the AC aspect of this router that gives a few extra MB/s boost; up to 11MB/s wifi speed versus 7 or 8MB/s that I got with N. However, as with all products there is a caveat and that is to migrate everyone on the old router to the new and create a bridge from the old modem, or simply let everything co-exist on two separate routers. I chose the latter but it makes it difficult to figure which network a device may be on. For example I cannot stream to my Apple TV until I turn on Wifi on my Mac Mini since the Apple TV is wifi only. Great cheap product, does AC. Great buy.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 18, 2016

Good performance for good price

Bought this when it was on sale which is good for the price. Setting up is quite easy just like any other routers. However, given the numbers of antennas, the range is not as impressive as other routers. However, no complain

  • from Longueuil, QC
  • Jan 15, 2016

Great Product

always. 100% Recommended.

  • from Montreal- Quebec
  • Jan 14, 2016

Excellent performance Dir-822

This router working awsome.i bought on special.verry good wifi range and now i have the connection every in my home from first floor to basement and the back yard to next street.i am verry satisfied with d-link routers.because i tryed tp-link routers. this routers are not good performance like d-link routers.d-link routers are the best for me

  • from Montreal,Qc
  • Jan 12, 2016

Excellent performance for 45$

I bought this router on Boxing Day special for [price].i tested tp-link router c5,c7,c9.these routers are cutting of the speeds in half .thats mean I have the speed of 20Mbps.when any 1 device working at the same time I tested speed.the speed limite showed me at 9.69 or 10 Mbps.specielly I had the issue with archer c9.it was always disconnecting the linternet line.but archer c5 is better than other 2 routers.but this router DIR 822 is Much much excellent performance.i am so happy with this router.i recommend for everyone.verry good range of wifi.every where in my home. first floor to basement and around the back yard up to the next street around more than 50 meters.also I tested DIR859.this router is also awesome.I think d- link routers are better than any others routers.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 12, 2016

Great Product

Great product and great prices works outstanding. I have 4 of my devices hooked still perfect range.Would highly recommend

  • from Aurora, ON
  • Jan 10, 2016

Excellent performance for a very good price

This router is working well so far and Excellent performance for a very good price

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Dec 30, 2015

Dir 822

Excellent performance for a very good price. You don't get that always. 100% Recommended.

  • from Langley, BC
  • Dec 29, 2015

Great, surprised by the good coverage

Didn't expect such good range and speed from the budget router. Highly recommended for any dual band basic setup.

  • from Edmonton
  • Dec 27, 2015


Our wireless improved very good. Recommend this devise to who does not have a good wifi connection on his/her home :) 100% recommend it!

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Dec 26, 2015

Good if you need a router to extend range

The router does not provide the promised performance and instead cuts the speeds you pay for in half. Even through a WIRED connection... I would not recommend if you need good performance but if all you need is an extender, this works.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Dec 26, 2015


Bought this on Boxing day, router that came with Telus was horrible. Installed this router and noticed a massive difference, have internet all over the house, love it 5*

  • from Delta, BC
  • Dec 11, 2015

solid range access

easy upgrade and noticed the extra range right away. good results overall so far

  • from North York, ON
  • Dec 07, 2015

Great for the price

This router is working well so far. Nothing fancy, but the wifi seems fast. All my devices connect without issue.