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

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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 $217 to $248 at 5 stores $63 to $183 at 9 stores $116 to $247 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 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 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 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. 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
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Features Firewall protection
VPN passthrough
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
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)
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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
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
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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 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) 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
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Packaged Quantity 1
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Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 7.6 in x 1.2 in
Info unavailable 7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
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
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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