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8.3 out of 10

D-Link DGL-4500

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Overall 9
9.0

D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router Review

ThinkComputers
29 July 2009
  • Summary: Usage To mess around with the DGL-4500, I connected its Internet port to my primary, Dell Gigabit Ethernet switch. It got IP address information from my router and I tested a variety of inter- and intra-switch activity. 2.3 MB/sec (18.4 Mbps) read from NAS external to router made me weary of the router’s ability to handle FiOS and other high bandwidth connections. However, inside the router’s LAN, I got the ~12 MB/sec (96 Mbps) I was expecting out of the transfer.
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D-Link Dual-band 802.11n for the impatient: DGL-4500 Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder
15 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Dual-band single radio Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n Draft 2.0 router based on Atheros XSPAN silicon
  • Pros: Gigabit WAN and LAN with excellent routing speed, High simultaneous sessions, Automatic QoS for Internet uplink and WLAN, Useful front panel
  • Cons: No matching dual band cards available from D-Link, Couldn't get WPS to work
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
23 September 2008
  • Summary: The D-Link Xtreme N DGL-4500 Gaming Router may have been around for quite a long time, but it's still a very capable router. It's packed with neat features – such as the status display – and it works well. It's just a shame it's not slightly more stable.
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D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router

Game Boyz
15 August 2008
  • 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. Back then I never played PC games online as I never had a rig strong enough to really take advantage of the early online titles plus I was more of a console gamer with the NES, Sega Genesis, SNES and...
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D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router

BCCHardware
27 July 2008
  • 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.  It covers pretty much everything to, well, everything and is a great feature to include in such a robust router.  Navigation of this interface is very easy and it provides some insight and advice really on how to configure your little black box.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
3 October 2008
  • Pros: Dual-band, fast performance, good security features
  • Cons: LCD screen sits at a fixed angle, pricey
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Overall 7
7.3

D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router

CNET
13 March 2008
  • Summary: The D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router almost succeeds for home networking and hardcore gamers.
  • Pros: Intuitive and responsive browser interface, Gigabit LAN and WAN, Excellent range, Easy to setup, Network Activity Display offers quick access to a variety of network information, Preset with a lot of settings for special services and applications, including games
  • Cons: Random resets during heavy load.
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