Do you care how your router looks? D-Link’s newest Aquila Pro M30 features a unique design

    Routers are responsible for providing internet to our homes and for the most part, they are a piece of electronics that is utilitarian, you plug it in, it works and your happy.

    That hasn’t stopped D-Link and others from spending a lot of time, effort and money on the design of their routers and I’m not sure that’s something we car about.

    For many of us, the router has moved from the kitchen bench, to the fibre termination point in the garage and outside walking past it to get to the car, it does what we need and day-to-day we don’t think about it or look at it.

    At some level, I understand all pieces of consumer technology wants to differentiate themselves from the competition, but I think this needs to be a battle of functionality and price point, design comes a very distant third place.

    D-Links’ new M30 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh Router features one of the most unique designs and let us know in the comments if that’s important to you.

    The device uses a unique antenna array design to extend a stronger Wi-Fi signal, boosting spherical coverage and eliminating dead zones. This single unit can provide coverage of up to 260 square metres, whilst the 2-Pack M30 Wi-Fi- Mesh System covers a home up to 465 square metres and the 3-Pack M30 Wi-Fi Mesh System covers up to 650 square metres.

    Other significant highlights include the fact that the AQUILA PRO AI M30 is powered by Wi-Fi 6 technology and in every configuration delivers extreme speeds of up to 3Gbps, along with a Gigabit Internet WAN port and four Gigabit LAN ports supporting wired devices such as smart TVs, gaming consoles and PCs.

    The AQUILA PRO AI M30 Router / Add-on unit employs innovative AI technology, including an AI Wi-Fi Optimiser, AI Mesh Optimiser and AI Traffic Optimiser to ensure seamless and superior Wi-Fi performance for all your devices. The AI Traffic Optimiser alone guarantees uninterrupted 4K/8K video streaming and video calling which, together with AI-based QoS technology, ensures an excellent Wi-Fi experience.

    The AQUILA PRO AI M30 single unit also boasts the latest WPA3 encryption and ETSI EN 303 645 standards and offers parental controls and separate guest networks to ensure the security of all your home Wi-Fi devices.

    As with all D-Link solutions the AQUILA PRO AI M30 Router / Add-on unit is designed so it is easy to set up a Wi-Fi network and even easier to manage it with the intuitive AQUILA PRO AI App. The AI Assistant monitors network performance and provides weekly reports on demand, making it particularly convenient.

    Finally, the single unit along with all other AQUILA PRO AI M30 mesh systems are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, just to make life that extra little bit easier.

    M30 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems key features

    • Eco-friendly Design: With a housing made from post-consumer recycled materials and delivered in sustainable packaging, the M30 was designed to reduce its environmental impact
    • Refined Aesthetics: Boasting an eagle-inspired form and a unique feather-patterned ventilation design, the M30 seamlessly complements any home décor
    • Rapid Connectivity: Revel in speeds up to 3Gbps with an extra antenna on the faster 5GHz band, assuring seamless video streaming, video conferencing, and smooth gaming
    • Uninterrupted Wi-Fi Everywhere: Enjoy robust 360° spherical coverage courtesy of a sophisticated antenna design and advanced AI technology, ensuring fast and consistent Wi-Fi in every corner of your home
    • Scale-as-you-need Mesh: Futureproof your network and easily expand your coverage by adding more AQUILA PRO AI devices to create a whole home Mesh Wi-Fi network
    • Ultra-Fast Gigabit Wired Connections: 1 × Gigabit WAN port plus 4 × Gigabit LAN ports allow you to make fast and reliable connections to wired devices like smart TVs, gaming PCs and more
    • Help Protect Your Home Network: Help keep your family safer online with our premium home network security features like Advanced Parental Controls, ETSI EN 303 645 cybersecurity certification and WPA3 encryption
    • Simplified Setup and Management: The intuitive AQUILA PRO AI app helps guide you through setup and monitors your network to help you keep it running at peak performance

    Price and availability

    The AQUILA PRO AI M30 Wi-Fi Mesh Systems are available in Australia now from as either a stand-alone Router / Add-on unit (RRP AUD$279.95), as a 2-Pack (RRP AUD$399.95), or as a 3-Pack (RRP AUD$549.95) and in New Zealand (Router / Add-on unit RRP NZ$329.99, 2-Pack RRP $499.99 or 3-Pack RRP $649.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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