D-Link Gaming Router DGL-5500:
The D-Link Gaming Router DGL-5500 is the latest offering from D-Link that is targeted at people who play multi-player games over the Internet, stream 3D/HD movies, participate in video conferencing and other such high-bandwidth (low-lag) applications. Of course, the router just ensures that people do not face any lag/jitter at the last mile and the quality of the connection still depends largely on the ISP. But gamers know that even the last mile is critical.
It has 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity which is the fastest right now, but there are other routers that are compatible with Wireless AC, as well. The USP of this product is probably the features that are targeted at gaming/multimedia applications like the traffic shaping, bandwidth management, etc. Even though the router is termed as a gaming router, it should be perfectly fine for normal applications, as well.
- Model: D-Link DGL-5500.
- Wireless AC, 1300 Mbps (867 AC + 450 N), Compatible with 802.11ac, a,g,n Wi-Fi technologies.
- Dual band support (2.4 Ghz, 5 Ghz).
- 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired device connectivity, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN (Internet).
- WPS Push Button for simple, secure set-up.
- Automatic device & application detection, optimization.
- Traffic shaping, Bandwidth management & prioritization for high-performance connectivity without (or minimum) buffering/lag.
- Targeted at gamers, heavy multimedia users, high-end Home Wi-Fi networks.
- USB 2.0 port (Why not USB 3.0??) for expanding the functionality of the router (later on).
- 2-Year Limited Warranty.
Manufacturer’s web-page/Full features & Specifications: D-Link DGL-5500.
Other Wi-Fi Router models to consider: D-Link Wi-Fi Routers.
Wireless AC Client Adapter (For PC, Laptop): 4 models, 15 things to know about Wireless AC adapters.
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