Monday, June 17th 2013

D-Link Gaming Router Now Available for Pre-Order

Today D-Link announced the pre-order availability of its most advanced Gaming Router to date, the D-Link Gaming Router with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology (DGL-5500). The D-Link Gaming Router offers AC1300 wireless speeds with unique traffic shaping and bandwidth management coupled with four gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver the ultimate in gaming performance, media streaming and network control. The Gaming Router is now available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order through newegg.com and will begin shipping Aug. 1.

"The Gaming Router represents the ultimate in high-performance connectivity to give power users the ability and control they need to do what they love online without the concern or interruption of buffering and lag," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Today's action role-playing games and MMOs are more competitive than ever and with limited bandwidth coming into the home, gamers need to ensure they're making the most of their connectivity to maintain an advantage. With Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, the new Gaming Router is designed to do just that - shape the network traffic to help gamers do more and lag less."

The D-Link Gaming Router features Qualcomm StreamBoost technology designed to deliver a robust connected experience to users of all devices on a home network by intelligently managing and shaping traffic, and giving each device and application the priority and bandwidth required for optimal performance. Unprecedented bandwidth allocation and control features create a harmonious network where applications no longer need to compete for bandwidth, and issues such as buffering video streams, glitchy voice chats and online game latency are minimized. The intuitive StreamBoost interface is designed to allow users to view all computers, tablets, phones, and other connected devices on a home network, as well as the applications they are using and the real-time bandwidth usage of each.

"Whether streaming video on a tablet, downloading content from iTunes or playing the latest online first person shooter, today's connected home requires smarter management of the Internet traffic," said Michael Cubbage, director of business development for Qualcomm Atheros' Wireless and Wired Infrastructure Networking Business Unit. "With D-Link's new router, users are able to enjoy multiple Internet applications across a variety of devices without issues such as lagging or frozen video. StreamBoost is designed to bring intelligent, fast and easy-to-use networking to the connected home and, as featured in D-Link's Gaming Router, the best possible experience for every user on the home network."

More about the Gaming Router (DGL-5500)
The Gaming Router (DGL-5500) delivers the ultimate gaming-optimized network; highlights include:
  • AC 1300 wireless performance of up to 1300 Mbps (867AC+450N), based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac technology, designed for greater throughput range for all high demand wireless devices
  • StreamBoost engine intelligently allocates bandwidth for lag-free gaming, HD video streaming, and clear VoIP calls -prioritizes apps and games like Netflix, YouTube, StarCraft II, BitTorrent, VUDU and Pandora, as well as network devices with an easy-to-use user interface
  • Out-of-box traffic shaping dynamically manages bandwidth with a sophisticated engine that is app and device aware to provide the best user experience to all connected devices
  • Cloud-based application profiling ensures the Gaming Router is constantly up-to-date as new apps and games are released for optimized performance
  • 4 Gigabit LAN Ports offer blazing fast wired speeds for demanding applications
  • WPS Push Button offers simple, secure setup
Availability and Pricing
Serious gamers can visit newegg.com or the D-Link Shop to pre-order a Gaming Router (DGL-5500). The router will ship for $199.99 on August 1.
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10 Comments on D-Link Gaming Router Now Available for Pre-Order

#1
TheLostSwede
What specifically makes this a "gaming" router?
And it's a mid-range router judging by the specs, at a premium price... :wtf:
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#2
zsolt_93
This is the iRouter judging by the shape. Almost looks like one of those new mac pros.
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#3
lZKoce
I don't know, my TP-LINK WR1043ND is doing fine when my roomate plays LoL and I play Warframe. But I suppose we should immediately stop using it for gaming as it is not explicitly written on the box. :)

Joke aside, as a standalone router is pretty good. I am not sure they needed to brand it as a gaming router. It's stil a good piece of equipment.
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#4
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
I can turn any router into a gaming router, by making my PC get network priority (which almost all routers can do).
Also you can set applications to have network priority on your PC, then your PC will now be named a Gaming PC.

So many Gimmicks, so few users to steal money from.
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#5
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I was hoping they wouldn't use that cylinder design. I'm disappointed they did. Especially when they don't provide any external antennas. It better be fully IPv6 capable and support Guest WLAN.

by: TheLostSwede
What specifically makes this a "gaming" router?
And it's a mid-range router judging by the specs, at a premium price... :wtf:
Lots of QoS and port forwarding options specifically intended for games.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
by: FordGT90Concept
I was hoping they wouldn't use that cylinder design. I'm disappointed they did. Especially when they don't provide any external antennas. It better be fully IPv6 capable and support Guest WLAN.


Lots of QoS and port forwarding options specifically intended for games.
Maybe the cylinder design is due to how the antennas are inside it so you don't see them. Be nice to see one taken apart see if they actually did..
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#7
azazelpy
I prefer to build my own router with an old pc and pfsense
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#8
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: azazelpy
I prefer to build my own router with an old pc and pfsense
Same but I use IPfire with dual gig nic
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#9
OneCool
Looks like a wireless speaker
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#10
kenkickr
For the same price go out and get a Asus AC66U! Kinda a crap that this is AC1300 were the AC66U is 1750(1300ac + 450n) so the people who don't know better get screwed.
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