Introduction (Does It Do What It Should)
I believe that in the video I mentioned that D-Link has a good reputation, so of course the Aquila PRO AI AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh Router M30 does what it says that it does. I mean, it is a router, and so I’m currently using it, for the past few days, in fact.
I’m sure you probably remember in the video how I talked about the Aquila PRO AI AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh Router M30 has a very interesting aesthetic. It’s very interesting how this D-Link router doesn’t have a ton of antennae on it, as most that I have reviewed in the past look like upside-down spiders. The way this thing has these odd fins reminds me of the design of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
It’s aesthetic is something that is from the future, and I welcomed it in my house for sure. I like how it has four ports for Ethernet cable enabled devices, as my other one only had 3.
It also has an eco-friendly design from post-consumer recycled materials with sustainable packaging. It also has this unique feather-patterned ventilation design, making it even more cool.
The setup was very simple, but I had to put my phone on its dataplan. All it takes is downloading an app, and I had to find my D-Link password. Once that was done, it was simple, and I like how there is only one light on the router, as opposed to the four of them that I had on my last one.
Okay, I think I mentioned that this product is also a range-extender, but I didn’t get a chance to try that part out. Considering how well it has been working in my home so far, I’m loving this.
Facts About The Company
According to the company website, this company was founded in 1986, so a few years before everyone started getting Internet. Yeah, they were developing computer networking equipment before it was cool, and they were trying to do it in the most efficient manner. By 2020, D-Link was focusing on product intelligence, performance enhancement, and production sustainability in a global networking equipment.
I mentioned on my video review that D-Link has a logo of “Building Networks for People”, as opposed to “D-Link: We Don’t Stink”. They also have another slogan of “One Connection-Infinite Possibilities”.
What Does This Company Make?
In the past five years, we have reviewed many D-Link products, and here they are in reverse chronological order:
Just the Specs, Man
If you’re the type that needs this info, this section is for you!
4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, 1 x WPS button, 1 x reset button, 1 x power connector, 1 x power on/off button
IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/g/b/k/v/a/h, IEEE 802.3u/ab
5 x internal dual band antennas
Wi-Fi Data Rate
2.4 GHz Up to 1200 Mbps, 5 GHz Up to 1800 Mbps
128MB Flash, 512MB RAM
Maximum Power Consumption
DoS, Stateful Packet Inspection, Anti-spoofing Checking, IP/MAC Address Filtering, 1 x DMZ
WPA/WPA2 -Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2/WPA3 – Personal (WPS Not supported), WPA3 Only (WPS Not supported)
AQUILA PRO AI app (iOS and Android), Web UI
Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant
181.6 x 129.2 x 66.1 mm (7.15 x 5.09 x 2.60 in)
295 g (0.65 lb)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
If there is something on this that I didn’t cover, please let me know.
What Do the Reviews Say?
Well, I’m guessing that this product is very new, as there are only two reviews on Amazon. The fact that both of them are 5-star ones is a very, very good sign.
Okay, Get To The Unboxing Already!
Okay, I Like It, Just Give Me The Link So I Can Buy It Already!
Maybe I Want It, But Is There Anything Else Like It? Maybe For A Lower Price? Please?
I’m going to be very honest with you and say that I haven’t reviewed many routers in the past, with D-Link being the only exception, and you can click on them above. I may have had a NetGear in the past, but I honestly don’t think I was reviewing products back then.