D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router
4 weeks ago
Summary: The D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router almost succeeds for home networking and hardcore gamers. It bears a few flaws, among which is a random reset during heavy load that might be the deal breaker.
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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The D-Link Xtreme N DGL-4500 Gaming Router features the company's GameFuel technology. As the name suggests, this is a key feature for gamers, as it prioritises different data streams, making sure downloads or web browsing comes second to gaming. As such, even if somebody else in your house is checking out the internet, your multi-player games won't suffer in speed. Unlike most routers, the D-Link Xtreme DGL-4500 also gets a large display on the top of it. This lets y...
Cons: Although the D-Link Xtreme N DGL-4500 Gaming Router copes well most of the time, we did find the connection dropping out occasionally when using lots of bandwidth. Although this may not be an issue for regular users, it can be highly frustrating when playing games, as it can be the difference between winning and losing.
Summary: 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