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D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router

D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router
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Price $129 to $199 at 5 stores $59 to $119 at 3 stores $139 to $200 at 6 stores $138 to $194 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 219 reviews 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date January 06, 2013 November 10, 2006 July 31, 2012 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price. 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. The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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Features 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
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
P2P client
Samba support
FTP server
DNS proxy
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
DoS attack prevention
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Parental control
Bandwidth control
DLNA Media Server
Network monitoring
ASUS AiRadar
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
VPN support
IPv4 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
UPnP Media Server
IPv6 support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
Parental control
ReadySHARE
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Quality of Service (QoS)
Auto-sensing per device
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description D-Link Gaming AC1300 with StreamBoost - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable HTTP
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 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 112.56
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
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Weight Info unavailable 11.2 oz
15.9 oz
23.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Wall-mountable
Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable ICMP/IP
L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
Info unavailable
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 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) Info unavailable 33.33
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Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable 1300 Mbps
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