Summary: picked this router up for gaming. first off, unless your a extremely cpu savy which i am not, i would not recommend this product. you have to set the unit up for gaming which they call game fuel. just using their preset game fuel settings, my connection did not improve. i looked for more info on the internet and found a forum. it gave pretty good directions, but really didnt help my connection noticeably. had an outdated crappy router, should have just kept it.
Summary: This is supposed to be a gaming router. However, it seems to fail on me most often when I am trying to play PC shooters. There is nothing more infuriating than being disconnected from a BBC2 server every 15 minutes. It makes the game completely unplayable. I didn't notice any problems with it during the first couple of weeks I owned it, but I was busy with school work and never had any sort of high demand traffic going over it.
Summary: When this router works, it really is an excellent router. The problem that I have had is that when this router is pushed, it locks up and NOTHING gets through. All of a sudden you are unable to do anything on the web, not even browse. Soon as you reset the power on the router, it works great again. This router has to be restarted at least once a week. I have never had a router that required such maintenance.
Absolutely Pitiful - Laptop adapters connect at 54Mbps ONLY! Confirmed by Tech Support!
J. Dash "Benchmarker", Amazon
25 February 2010
Summary: Everyone checks the wireless signal strength when using a wireless connection but I'm not sure if everyone checks their connection speed. I've used Netgear and Linksys N routers in the past and I've never had problems. I wanted to upgrade to a gigabit router with USB printserver capabilities so I looked at the DGL-4500. Long story short: If you don't have a D-Link wireless adapter on your desktop or laptop, you'll most likely connect at 54Mbps (G) even with N adapters.
Started out strong but ruined by firmware problems
Mr Diggie, Amazon
18 October 2009
Summary: DLink started out phenomenally with this router. It was fast, stable, and received rave reviews almost everywhere. Then it came time to update the firmware, and things started going down hill. Do a little searching and you'll find lots of people with major wireless performance problems and nasty issues like the router locking up every few days.
Summary: I purchased this router because I wanted one that will also act as a server for a USB hard drive and a USB printer. I was also in the market to replace my Linksys WRT54GL because my bandwidth was starting to exceed the capacity of the chip that powers that unit. Sadly, this router did not live up to any of my expectations. First, I actually got SLOWER speeds on speedtest.net than I did on my WRT54GL.