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D-Link Wireless N Xtreme Gaming Router

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D-Link Wireless N Xtreme Gaming Router
 
4.7

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4.0

Decent router with great configuration software

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from Gaithersburg, MD

Comments about D-Link Wireless N Xtreme Gaming Router:

I have owned this router for a year and it has been mostly stable. Strong points are that it's fast, easy to install and easy to configure.

The configuration page (192.68.1.1) has a LOT of features, which are explained well and presented well. You never feel like there's something you want to do but can't. Particularly nice are the customizable port forwards for various applications, mainly for opening different ports for different online games.

The router itself is very slick and has a blue external LCD that displays a clock, network status and transmission speeds. While you may think this is just for flash, it's actually very helpful and a big improvement on the blinking light indicators most routers use.

D-link also has something called Gamerfuel which is just a fancy term for being able to prioritize traffic, so when you play a game, the packets sent and received from the game get the best speeds (over say, those MP3s you're downloading).

I haven't really messed with Gamerfuel, turning it on doesn't appear to significantly impact latency in most games I play. Turning it off doesn't seem to impact anything either. But it's a nice thing to have in theory.

Overall, this is a really nice router with a stiff price tag. The features are great but it has mysteriously crapped out on me in the past, which is a strike against reliability (my ISP did not go down, only the router stopped broadcasting). In each case resetting the router fixed the problem. Your mileage may vary.

 

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5.0

D-Link DGL-4500 is the BEST Router Ever!

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from Columbus, OH

Comments about D-Link Wireless N Xtreme Gaming Router:

I originally had a G Router and my Xbox 360 would cut in and out and was very frustrating.  I eventually ran a 100ft Ethernet cable from the router to my Xbox so I would be able to play games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  I eventually broke down and decided to buy into the so called "hype" of the N Router and got this Gaming Router.

**Pros:**

The range on this thing is outrageous!  I get Full Bars and it has to go through 4 walls and at least 40 feet away. I play Call of Duty: Black Ops now and it is zero lag. 

I was able to remove the 100 ft Ethernet cable that ran through my house and that is a pro in itself!

Set-up was extremely easy and setting up the WEP Key for security was not a problem. Even inexperienced users will be able to create a secure network without getting frustrated.

**Cons:**

I haven't had any real problems that I can blame on the router itself.  I have had to power-cycle it, but I think it is because of Time Warner cable more so than the router.

**Overall:**

Best Router I have ever used. You don't have to be a Gamer to appreciate it.  I can take my laptop outside on the porch when it's nice outside and enjoy the "outdoors" while also enjoying full bars and fast connection speeds.

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5.0

This router rocks! D-Link DGL-4500

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from Hellertown, PA

Comments about D-Link Wireless N Xtreme Gaming Router:

I am a techie and had many routers over the past few years. I use internet heavily and for everything including gaming. I was having troubles with multiple poeple playing on xbox live with my last router. When I got this one my problems were solved. Out of the box it just works... and fast! It also have many advanced features for custom configs. I would spend the money again on this one because it is worth it!

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