Review: D-Link AQUILA PRO AI M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System – Uber-Stylish Wi-Fi for your Home

This might be the most stylish Wi-Fi router ever released.

D-Link has unveiled its innovative AQUILA PRO AI M30 AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System. These advanced Mesh Systems, offered in both duo and trio packs, are designed to solve Wi-Fi users’ top three hurdles: coverage, speed, and user-friendliness. Equipped with in-built AI technology, the AQUILA PRO M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems are poised to redefine home networking. The AQUILA PRO AI M30 has also been the proud recipient of the esteemed 2023 Good Design Award.

The design concept of M30 is a unique reinterpretation of the traditional router design, taking cues from the Aquila constellation (Latin for eagle). The AQUILA PRO AI M30 presents a stylish, wall-mountable design that merges effortlessly with any interior decoration, and its five enhanced internal antennas deliver broader, more encompassing coverage. This makes the M30 an ideal focal point for any tech-enabled home.

The AQUILA PRO AI M30, a key product of D-Link’s ongoing environmental advocacy “D-Link Green”, is carefully crafted in line with eco-friendly design guidelines. The product casing is constructed using post-consumer recycled (PCR) material, emphasising our commitment to environmental preservation. The packaging material features a 99% natural plant-derived, mineral-free (MOF) ink, and the gift box layout has been designed to cut back on ink usage by more than 55%. The M30 takes advantage of the Wi-Fi 6 Target Wake Time (TWT) feature to minimize power use, and it includes a health mode that automatically transitions the router to an ultra-low power standby mode at night, contributing to energy conservation.

The device is compatible with voice-controlled systems such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing users to manage their smart homes easily. The design of the AQUILA PRO AI M30 artfully blends aesthetics and functionality, offering a stress-free Wi-Fi solution that ensures continuous connection, high-speed internet, and an enhanced user experience throughout your home network.

The AQUILA PRO AI M30 Wi-Fi Mesh Systems employ a unique antenna array engineered to propagate a robust Wi-Fi signal that enhances spherical coverage and eradicates areas with no reception. The dual pack of the M30 Wi-Fi Mesh System can cater to a home encompassing up to 465 square metres. In comparison, the trio pack can accommodate an area of up to 650 square metres, ensuring uninterrupted Wi-Fi accessibility for an increased number of devices across your dwelling.

Fueled by the advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology, the AQUILA PRO AI M30 can provide lightning-fast speeds reaching up to 3Gbps. It supports a bandwidth of 160MHz and comes equipped with a Gigabit Internet WAN port along with four Gigabit LAN ports. These ports cater to wired devices, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, and personal computers. Hence, the M30 guarantees ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi or Wired connections, maintaining steady performance even when your entire household is connected to the internet.

M30 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems key features

  • Eco-friendly Design: With 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 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

Where Do I Buy It?

The D-Link AQUILA PRO AI M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System is available in twin-packs and triple-packs directly from D-Link, Bunnings, and Amazon.

Side Note: While you do have the option to go for a third-party option, most ISPs such as Xfinity also offer users a compatible mesh system that works with their router and internet service. Why don’t you reach out to them to check your options. Xfinity users can contact the Xfinity customer service for more information. 

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