- Brand Name: D-Link
- Model Number: DGL-4500
- Hardware Platform: Pc
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Networking Feature: Wireless Router, Switch
D-Link DGL-4500 Extreme-N Selectable Dual-Band Gaming Router
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- Nothing ruins a frag-fest faster than lag. GameFuel allows you to customize your network settings to prioritize game traffic
- You can never have too much information. That's why we've included a Network Activity Display to show you what's going on with your router.
- Playing by yourself can be fun, but getting online and fragging others is way better.
- Router also has the power of dualband (2.4 or 5GHz) wireless signals to get your game on in the wireless band of your choice.
- Push the limits of networking technology and experience the evolution of gigabit speed.
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From the Manufacturer
It's not everyday you come across a device designed solely with the gamer in mind. The D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500) is one of those few devices built especially for gamers. Experience the power of our Xtreme N Duo wireless technology for data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps** and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports to get your game on faster than ever before.
We've also added an updated version of our award-winning GameFuel technology to get your game going smoother. To top it off, we've thrown in a high-performance CPU and a Network Activity Display to give you a serious gaming router.
- Wireless N connectivity for superior wireless performance, clarity, and coverage
- Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for secure, simple 1-button setup
- Capable of streaming audio and video to compatible UPnP-enabled devices
- Dualband 802.11n technology (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) for getting your game on in the wireless band of your choice
- Active Firewall protection
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for ultra-fast wired connectivity
- Network Activity Display that gives you vital information about your router and network settings
- Updated GameFuel Engine to keep your game going smoother
- Backward compatible with 802.11a/g/b devices
- D-Link Green Verified Product (hardware version A1 and A2)
- Includes SharePort technology* for sharing USB devices like printers and storage over your network
Nothing ruins a frag-fest faster than lag. GameFuel allows you to customize your network settings to prioritize game traffic so your roommate doesn't hog all the bandwidth while downloading tracks from his favorite 80's hair band.
Network Activity Display
You can never have too much information. That's why we've included a Network Activity Display to show you what's going on with your router. Check your Internet, LAN, WAN and other various settings all from one screen. We've also included a clock in there so you can see exactly how long you've spent playing the game and not taking out the trash.
The D-Link DGL-4500 includes a network activity display that gives you vital information about your router and network settings. Click here to see more.
Playing by yourself can be fun, but getting online and fragging others is way better. Make sure your wireless signal can make it into the basement with our Xtreme N Duo wireless technology**. With Xtreme N Duo technology your router also has the power of dual-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) wireless signals to get your game on in the wireless band of your choice.
ShareportWith SharePort technology you can connect a USB printer or storage device to your router and allow users to access them from anywhere on the network. Conveniently turn your existing USB printers and storage devices into network devices for everyone to share.
Push the limits of networking technology and experience the evolution of gigabit speed. Share broadband Internet, boost network performance and stay competitive in your online games.
What's in the Box
Xtreme N gaming router, 3 detachable antennas, Ethernet cable, power adapter, CD-ROM with installation wizard, product documentation, and World in Conflict content
* Requires SharePort Client Utility installation on the PC. SharePort upgrade is available for the hardware versions A1, A2.
** Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
Top Customer Reviews
The DIR-655 is single-band (2.4GHz).
The DGL-4500 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), however it only uses one band at a time. You choose which band, manually, in the configuration. It doesn't choose the best band in real-time, or anything like that.
The DIR-855 is dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and uses both bands at the same time.
I set it up to use mixed G and N modes and I am seeing very good speeds with the Xbox (about 52 Mbps) and the Macbook Pro (about 117 Mbps). I can easily see about 8 neighbors networks and have multiple cordless phones in the house, so with this router running in mixed G / N mode I think that these speeds are perfectly acceptable.
I have no longer noticed any slowdowns when my wife decides to surf the internet while I'm playing Xbox Live. It seems as though the router's automatic "Gamefuel" QoS technology is correctly prioritizing the Xbox traffic over my wife's internet surfing. I didn't have to set up anything special. I just let the router do automatic configuration of the Xbox via UPNP (no manual port forwarding, etc).
Configuration-wise it is really pretty simple. I had it up and running pretty quickly. However, I would strongly recommend that the first thing you do with this router is go to the D-Link web site and get the latest firmware before doing any configuration (assuming the firmware is out of date).
- If you upgrade the firmware, you have to manually export the router configuration to file, upload the new firmware, and then import the saved configuration after the firmware update. Otherwise, you'll lose your settings.Read more ›
The problem with the Apple airport models has been their inability to allow open NAT for Xbox Live gaming, not to mention the playstation network. I love Airport networks and their integration with OS X and all its cool file/music/drive/printer sharing and networking features but I've always had to combine an extra router to handle the non-Apple side of things. The D-Link DGL-4500 is the first router I've had that plays nice with everything on the network. It just works. It works with Apple-based networks, it provides Open NAT for Xbox Live, it works with PS3 (with some minor tweaks), and it works with just about any challenge I throw at it. Music and video streaming, latency-sensitive online gaming, you name it.
The Xtreme N gaming router is the jack of all trades. It does it all and looks great to boot. The OLED display looks sharp, has access to basic functions and status on the unit itself (a nice touch), and setup was a snap. It basically worked with everything right out of the box without much customization. The only change I made was to set the PS3 in DMZ in order to get from NAT type 3 to type 2. But Xbox 360 had open NAT out of the box.Read more ›
The set up took a few minutes, I wouldn't say it was hard but it wasn't a simple plug in and go, you need to read the instructions and knowing a little bit about your settings will certainly help. All in all it was only about 15 minutes before everything was up and running. The firmware upgrade is a little bit of a pain and I wish they could have made that easier.
I don't find all the "display" bells and whistles of any really use to me. But the unit does what it claims and that was exactly what was needed here.
Bottom line - if your household has multiple gamers along with the rest of the internet connected, network fixtures in our home networks these days, this is your router. 3 Xbox 360s all on xbox live simultaneously and all with open NAT - 'nuff said.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this thing back in late 2008 to replace a fried Linksys router. As of today, 1 Feb 2016 it is dead. Read morePublished 11 days ago by DB
I've had this many years and runs great. Covers 3,000 sq home perfect and backyard patioPublished 24 days ago by ZoSo925
I love this. 5 years old still running good. I'm glad I bought it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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