- 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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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is go to the D-Link web site and get the latest firmware before doing any configuration (assuming the firmware is out of date).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 5 months ago by DB
I've had this many years and runs great. Covers 3,000 sq home perfect and backyard patioPublished 6 months ago by ZoSo925
I love this. 5 years old still running good. I'm glad I bought it.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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