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 $299 at 1 store $129 to $199 at 5 stores $199 to $209 at 4 stores $103 to $119 at 3 stores $26 to $199 at 5 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 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 3.0 stars out of 219 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date October 30, 2007 January 06, 2013 September 24, 2013 November 10, 2006 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. With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market. 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.

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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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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
Info unavailable Dynamic IP address assignment
Wall mountable
Firewall protection
E-mail alert
Auto-sensing per device
VPN passthrough
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
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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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
Info unavailable D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 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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IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 112.56
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Weight 11.2 oz
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0.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Frequency Band Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 7.6 in x 1.2 in
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6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
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L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
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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
Info unavailable Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) 49.7
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Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
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