Excerpt: Looking for a dual-band router so you can run two independent Wi-Fi networks, using one frequency band for data and the second for streaming media? Scratch the DGL-4500 off your list, because D-Link’s definition of “dual-band” means operating on either the 2.4GHz band or the 5.0GHz band—not both at...
Excerpt: At one time or another PC gaming was the only way to go when it came to playing games over the internet. During my younger years I remember watching a friend of mine playing his first game of Doom online in his basement, he was immediately hooked and I was kind of amazed.
Summary: Although many people, especially enthusiasts will never admit that they had to have help setting up a router or figuring out what certain features do, the Help section of the DGL-4500 is quite amazing.
Pros: Nice 10/100/1000 4-port router, 10/100/1000 base WAN port, Port masking / forwarding is a great feature, Stealthy firewall (according to GRC), QoS engine (Gamefuel) gives your gaming packets priority and lowers ping and lag., Network Activity Display is slick.
Cons: Wireless performance mediocre when compared to rated speed., A bit pricey at this point.
Conclusion: For users who want a fast wireless N router, this D-Link is a worthy choice. It produced very fast results in our tests, it's versatile, and it has some nifty interface features. But its physical design could be better.
Pros: Dual-band, fast performance, good security features