AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router


  • Product Status (Revision A1): End of Life

The future is unstoppable, your Wi-Fi should be too.

Wi-Fi 6 brings next-generation Wi-Fi technology into your home, giving the quantum leap in capacity, speed and range you need to handle all your Wi-Fi demands. Perfect for high-performance, device-dense smart homes.

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Exceptional Capacity

Exceptional Capacity

Connect more devices at faster speeds

Made For Smart Home

Made for Smart Home

Better performance in device-dense environments

Mind Blowing Speed

Next-Gen Speed and Range

Combined speeds up to AX3200

Unprecedented Efficiency

Unprecedented Efficiency

Higher throughput, more efficient transmission

Why You Want It

Next-Generation Speeds

The latest Wi-Fi 6 technology for blazing-fast Wi-Fi

Enhanced Parental Controls

Assigned devices to profiles for better control over Wi-Fi access


Increased efficiency and lower latency for small data packets


Data to and from more devices at once

Extended Coverage

Signals reach further throughout your home

Enhanced Wireless Security

Connect to wireless networks securely using the latest WPA3™ 128-bit encryption.

Test Internet Speed

Built-in internet test powered by Ookla® to check your connection uplink and downlink speeds

Voice Control

Works with the Google Assistant and Alexa

Next-Generation Speeds

Experience up to AX1500 speeds while 1024-QAM boosts throughput to devices by up to 25% with 80 MHz contiguous channel width giving even more bandwidth. Up to 4 simultaneous streams let you enjoy faster, more enjoyable 4K streaming, online gaming and more. For wired devices, 4 Gigabit LAN ports give you faster wired connectivity whenever you wish, and a Gigabit WAN port is ready to handle high-speed broadband connections.

Next Gen Speed
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Connect More, Congest Less with OFDMA

The DIR-X1560 uses Wi-Fi 6’s cutting-edge Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology. Small data packets destined for multiple devices are transmitted together and never have to queue up again. Perfect for Smart Homes filled with bandwidth-hungry IoT devices battling for bandwidth.



MU-MIMO technology helps distribute the flow of data to multiple devices simultaneously. With Wi-Fi 6 technology the DIR-X1560 leverages OFDMA and MU-MIMO for better efficiency of upstream AND downstream transmissions, unlike previous Wi-Fi 5 technology where MU-MIMO could only operate in downstream transmissions. This combination greatly increases capacity, coverage and performance especially in ultra-high-density environments.


Real-world Scenarios, Real-world Results

We put the DIR-X1560 to the test against our nearest competitors and the results speak for themselves. The DIR-X1560 outperformed our nearest competitor with consistently faster download speeds over greater distances, everytime.


Extended Coverage, Reduced Interference

High-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology allow the DIR-X3260 to extend the reach of your Wi-Fi and focus a stronger signal in the direction of your devices to ensure a stronger, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi experience. Meanwhile a long OFDM symbol ensures even greater Wi-Fi range, especially outside the home.


The Future of Wireless Encryption

One of the biggest concerns with Wi-Fi networks and connected devices is privacy. The latest WPA3 encryption is the most advanced standard available and begins a new era of wireless encryption, ensuring greater privacy throughout users’ networks and devices.

WPA encryption

The Future of Wireless Encryption

The latest WPA3 encryption will replace previous industry-standard encryptions on Wi-Fi devices

Stronger Encryption Algorithm

Stronger Encryption Algorithm

Creates stronger and more unique encryption keys for each device

Enhanced Protection

Enhanced Protection from Brute Force Attacks

Stronger protection for users against password guessing attempts


Individualized Data Encryption

Creates stronger and more unique encryption keys for each device

Forward Secrecy

Forward Secrecy

Cannot use a cracked password to decrypt previously-intercepted traffic


Futureproof and Compatible

D-Link routers will not be the ones holding your network back with previous encryption protocols

Conserve Energy, Save Battery Life

Target Wake Time (TWT) helps reduce battery consumption for connected devices by communicating with them and deciding when and how often the device requires data transfers. TWT increases the device’s sleep time, therefore cleverly conserving energy and helping save battery life.


Always Up-to-Date

Firmware upgrades can be a pain, but with the DIR-X3260, they are completely automated. Upgrades are so smooth, you won’t even notice them. On top of that, the DIR-X3260’s Dual Image functionality saves a recovery image as a backup before an upgrade. So, in the unlikely event an upgrade fails, the system has your pre-existing configuration to fall back on.

Firmware upgrades

BSS Coloring

Your neighbors’ Wi-Fi could be interfering with your wireless signals and slowing things down. Wi-Fi 6 puts an end to the Wi-Fi strife with BSS Coloring technology. It makes transmissions more unique by ‘coloring’ them with their own unique code.
The result? Devices can decide whether to transmit signals or ignore them, based on their “color”. Get less interference, less Wi-Fi slowdowns and more range.

BSS Coloring

True Internet Speeds Without the Guesswork

Tired of internet speeds that don’t live up to your ISP’s claims? The DIR-X5460’s integrated Internet Test lets you measure the true speed of your Router-to-ISP connection with the D-Link Wi-Fi app.

Speed test Powered

Speed Test APP

Works with the Google Assistant and Alexa

Turn on/off your guest Wi-Fi, ask for your guest Wi-Fi credentials, reboot your router or update your firmware. Do it ALL hands-free using voice commands.

Just speak the words of command to your Google Assistant or Alexa, and the router bends your smart home Wi-Fi to your will (without you having to lift a finger).
Perfect for when you’ve got your hands full entertaining guests or just want to wow them with your smart Wi-Fi.

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Simple Setup and Management

Download the free D-Link Wi-Fi app for super simple setup and ongoing management. Set parental controls based on your family’s online needs, access your Wi-Fi settings and more, directly from your smartphone or tablet.

dlink wi-fi App    App Store    Google Play

4 External Non-detachable
D-Link QRS Mobile
D-Link SharePort Mobile
D-Link Wi-Fi
Dynamic IP
Guest Zone
128 MB

256 MB
Multicast Support
mydlink Lite (iOS/Android)
mydlink SharePort
Product Description
Smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Security Protocol
Latest 128-bit wireless encryption
Static IP
Static IPv6
USB 2.0/3.0
USB Sharing (FTP)
USB Sharing (SAMBA)
Voice Assistant
Wi-Fi Mesh
Wireless Speed
1200Mbps + 300Mbps


This product was phased out on: 06/12/2023
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Manual 1.00 RevA1 Product Manual 2/11/2020 - - Download
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QIG 1.01 RevA1 Quick Install Guide 6/23/2020 - - Download
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Quick Setup Guide

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FW 1.04b04 RevA1 Firmware addressing WPA3-SAE & WPA2 attacks 8/14/2021 - Download
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