D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router comparison

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D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router

D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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Price $352 at 1 store $129 to $295 at 7 stores $217 to $248 at 5 stores $116 to $247 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date October 30, 2007 January 06, 2013 September 24, 2013 April 09, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.

Basic specs

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Frequency Band Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) 49.7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
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Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 7.6 in x 1.2 in
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Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
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Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
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Product Description D-Link GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router DGL-4500 - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
D-Link Gaming AC1300 with StreamBoost - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
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Weight 11.2 oz
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System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Features Firewall protection
VPN passthrough
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
IPv6 support
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
StreamBoost
NAT support
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Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
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