D-Link has announced its first 802.11ac router — the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L). It offers dual-band wireless performance of up to 1750Mbps for high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, and features D-Link’s Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely.

The Cloud Router 5700 provides users with access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link’s SharePort mobile app. Equipped with Broadcom’s 5G WiFi (802.11ac) chip, the Cloud Router 5700 delivers the world’s fastest wireless speeds at up to 1750 Mbps (1300 ac + 450 n) — three times faster than the fastest Wireless N technology, according to Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems. In addition, it’s “future proofed” thanks to support of the IPv6 standard.

The Cloud Router 5700 is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11n wireless standards. It also offers four Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is now available with a retail price of US$189.99 at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. More information about the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is available at http://www.dlink.com/dir865l .