D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router

4 x 10/100/1000Base-TX LAN, 1 x 10/100/1000Base-TX WAN - MPN: DGL4500
Product Details
Description
It's not everyday you come across a device designed solely with the gamer in mind. The D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router is one of those few devices built especially for gamers. Experience the power of our Xtreme N Duo wireless technology for data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports to get your game on faster than ever before. We've also added an updated version of our award-winning GameFuel technology to get your game going smoother. To top it off, we've thrown in a high-performance CPU and a Network Activity Display to give you a serious gaming router.
Summary
Product Title D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router
Manufacturer D-Link
Lowest Price $214.56 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.0 | 14 Reviews
Expert Reviews
D-Link Dual-band 802.11n for the impatient: DGL-4500 Reviewed
3 Star Review  Small Net Builder - Dec 18, 2007

Dual-band single radio Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n Draft 2.0 router based on Atheros XSPAN silicon. Similar feature set to the D-Link DIR-655, but covering 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

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Best Dual Band Wireless N Router
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 7, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Wireless Router as a best pick for the Best Dual Band Wireless N Router. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Support Wireless Router with Security WEP
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 7, 2010

Performance is Average according to 11 Wireless Router experts. -- "excellent routing speed"-smallnetbuilder.com -- "decent performance"-cnet.com.au -- "Excellent range."-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Security, Support, Setup, Connectivity, etc.

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D-Link GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router DGL-4500 - Wireless router - 4-port switch - Gigabit Ethernet - 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) - desktop
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jun 13, 2009

The DGL-4500 from D-Link is a premium priced, gamer branded broadband router that contains three of the latest technologies for 2008: gigabit ethernet, draftN support, and dual band. While all the main buzzwords are there, a few caveats need to be mentioned, particularly the fact that while the router broadcasts in both the 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz spectrums, it cant do both simultaneously. The 5.0GHz is preferred due to decreased interference from devices such as microwaves and cordless phones, however compatible adapters are more rare and more expensive. In a further attempt to justify the premium price D-Link includes an OLED screen, similar to the Belkin N1 Vision that lets you monitor your network, and make simple configuration changes directly from the router itself. Specs Dual-band: 2.4GHz, and 5.0GHz A/B/G/DraftN protocols Single mode, only one of the bands can be active at a time Gigabit LAN 4 ethernet ports 1 WAN port USB ... PROS: (1) Setup can be very easy (2) Very high speed capabilities (3) Compatible with many devices and networks, very robust (4) Quality of Service is intended to keep online games performing well ... CONS: (1) Overly expensive (2) OLED menu can be difficult to nagivate (3) Lousy Customer service & Tech support

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User Reviews
awesome gaming router
5 Star Review   By mistic8o8 on Buydig.com - Nov 22, 2009   

Strengths: appearance, easy setup, blah, blah, blah

Weakness: haven't found one yet...

My husband and I both play xbox360 on-line. We had a belkin n wireless router and used to lag out A LOT and totally lose connection in the middle of games. Spent HOURS on the phone with xbox AND belkin and tried messing with IP addresses and all kinds of technical crap, only to make my "connection" WORSE... Long story short, I got this router and I haven't lagged out since and I always get host. Aside from our xbox's we also have a couple wi-fi laptops logged on at the same time and it doesn't affect my game at all. ALOHA

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compatible with 360
5 Star Review   By member italianpride86 - Jun 23, 2009   

Strengths: good knowledge about gaming gear

Weakness: uncertain about good gaming routers

saw this router on the shelves and decided to look up the specs and reviews. after seeing both, i've come to the conclusion this is a nasty router. i was just curious if you would get the same quality if you ran a 360 off it...

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DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Wireless Router delivers!!!
5 Star Review   By RdogNY on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Jan 12, 2009   

Strengths: alot of range with optimal signal ,great for my xbox live and ps3 network gaming

Weakness: maybe a bit pricey

overall a great router ,i highly recommend it for online gamers who need optimum wireless connnection.also a lil confusing to hook up because there are so many advanced features but super sweet once you set up

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Great device
5 Star Review   By member geek2006 - Jul 21, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to setup. Best Security Rules & Web Access control. Has a gigabit backbone for lag less game play plenty of wireless power WAN port speed is 10/100/1000 and not just 10/100

Weakness: Instruction manual lacking and very high bang for the buck.

Make sure before you buy this router that you have, or will be getting, wireless N devices for your computers. If you have this router and a standard wireless G device, you will not get wireless N speeds.

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Good Router for the Money
4 Star Review   By member whinsch - May 30, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, Looks, Gigabit Ports, Dual Band

Weakness: Some fluctuation, V. 2.0 setup

Got this after looking at more expensive Linksys router, mainly due to higher throughput rate and lower cost. It is the better choice. Primary concern is throughput and this one does it. Can adjust for gaming priority, if that's your main use. Vesion 2.0 requires use of higher mode with less range and no g ability. If you want a home gigabit network you need a compatible router like this. The LCD is pretty useless/doesn't add much. All-in-all, for the money it's worth it.

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Exceptional Router
5 Star Review   By member yukiko04 - May 4, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to set up manually. Works very well as a sub-router. Wireless connection is strong and does travel further than other wireless routers I've used.

Weakness: The installation CD was a waste of time. Just set it up manually, it's MUCH easier and faster that way.

The security features that can be set up are quite nice as well as the ability to easily set up as a sub-router to a main router. It does seem to help stabilize internet data transfer. I would not recommend this router for a novice unless they have a friend or family member that can help them set it up. I would recommend this router as long as you don't mind paying more money. You do seem to get what you pay for though! Currently I have five computers (two wired, three wireless), two wireless laptops, a Wii, and an Xbox360 running through this router. Everything is running great - what more could I ask for! Just a side comment: The LCD on it is near pointless in my opinion so don't get it for the bells and whistles. The N does seem to have a more stable and further reach, but I definitely enjoy (and need) the ability to pick up G as well. PS: I picked mine up from Amazon.com. Was the cheapest place at the time with free shipping (make sure to choose free super saver shipping). Only place cheaper was newegg.com by five dollars in which shipping made it slightly more expensive.

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Don't Understand the Fuss
2 Star Review   By member SusanBunch - Feb 3, 2008   

Strengths: Easy Set-Up

Weakness: Expensive, no better signal than before

This was a disappointing purchase. The router is a very sleek-looking, attractive device. It was very easy to set-up, right out of the box. However, that's where the fun ended. I was able to get no better signal with this supposedly high end router than I had with my Belkin Pre-N Router, which I ultimately reinstalled. Since I had barely enough knowledge to be dangerous, I paid a tech geek to come out and re-install to fix whatever I had done wrong. However, he left 2 hours later shaking his head and equally unsuccessful. It's back to Belkin for me.

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My first wireless router
4 Star Review   By member Pricedrop - Jan 30, 2008   

Strengths: footprint, appearance, led screen trial of network magic and relatively stable

Weakness: Despite pairing with an 'N' band linksys extender my streamed videos sometimes pause. Transfer speeds can fluctuate and are only marginally able to transfer HD

Spent most of the day getting it linked but assume this due to my inexperience. Had to reinstall the software once. Included software is good but some $30 or so if you decide to keep. Tuning may fix problems with transfer speeds but my first attempts didn't help. Still, it works fine for regular recorded media and I don't think there is anything better in price range for draft n.

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Good router
5 Star Review   By member marcin12 - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: This router is step up from DGL-4300. It has better wireless singal than DGL-4300 and DIR-655. 4 Gigabit ports. Wireless N 2.0 Dual band. Easy to setup. Comes with screen.

Weakness: Wireless N is a draft so this is not final product. The screen on the router power off after 10-15 seconds of being on. Kinda dumb navigation through screen navigation, NEXT and OK option buttons.

Overall it is a good router and easy to use. As goes wireless N is in a draft mode and not a final product. This router is one of the few that uses 2.0 version of wireless N. So what does it mean? If you own a notebook with the wireless card in it, wireless n 1.0 allows connection of 130mbs and 2.0 will allow 300mbs. Though it is not a easy as it sounds. To establish wireless connection at 300mbs router needs to switched to 5ghz mode and 40mhz option needs to be on. Drawback when router operates at 5ghz setting wireless operates only in A and N mode, so there won't be G connectivity. Also wireless N in 5ghz mode has reduced range compared to wireless N 2.4ghz. This router has better wireless singal than dir655. I used this router with firmware 1.02.

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Description
It's not everyday you come across a device designed solely with the gamer in mind. The D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router is one of those few devices built especially for gamers. Experience the power of our Xtreme N Duo wireless technology for data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports to get your game on faster than ever before. We've also added an updated version of our award-winning GameFuel technology to get your game going smoother. To top it off, we've thrown in a high-performance CPU and a Network Activity Display to give you a serious gaming router.
Summary
Product Title D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router
Manufacturer D-Link
Lowest Price $214.56 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.0 | 14 Reviews
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Today's Average: $269.58
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Expert Reviews
D-Link Dual-band 802.11n for the impatient: DGL-4500 Reviewed
3 Star Review  Small Net Builder - Dec 18, 2007

Dual-band single radio Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n Draft 2.0 router based on Atheros XSPAN silicon. Similar feature set to the D-Link DIR-655, but covering 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

Read the full review »

Best Dual Band Wireless N Router
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 7, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Wireless Router as a best pick for the Best Dual Band Wireless N Router. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Support Wireless Router with Security WEP
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 7, 2010

Performance is Average according to 11 Wireless Router experts. -- "excellent routing speed"-smallnetbuilder.com -- "decent performance"-cnet.com.au -- "Excellent range."-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Security, Support, Setup, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

D-Link GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router DGL-4500 - Wireless router - 4-port switch - Gigabit Ethernet - 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) - desktop
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jun 13, 2009

The DGL-4500 from D-Link is a premium priced, gamer branded broadband router that contains three of the latest technologies for 2008: gigabit ethernet, draftN support, and dual band. While all the main buzzwords are there, a few caveats need to be mentioned, particularly the fact that while the router broadcasts in both the 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz spectrums, it cant do both simultaneously. The 5.0GHz is preferred due to decreased interference from devices such as microwaves and cordless phones, however compatible adapters are more rare and more expensive. In a further attempt to justify the premium price D-Link includes an OLED screen, similar to the Belkin N1 Vision that lets you monitor your network, and make simple configuration changes directly from the router itself. Specs Dual-band: 2.4GHz, and 5.0GHz A/B/G/DraftN protocols Single mode, only one of the bands can be active at a time Gigabit LAN 4 ethernet ports 1 WAN port USB ... PROS: (1) Setup can be very easy (2) Very high speed capabilities (3) Compatible with many devices and networks, very robust (4) Quality of Service is intended to keep online games performing well ... CONS: (1) Overly expensive (2) OLED menu can be difficult to nagivate (3) Lousy Customer service & Tech support

Read the full review »

User Reviews
awesome gaming router
5 Star Review   By mistic8o8 on Buydig.com - Nov 22, 2009   

Strengths: appearance, easy setup, blah, blah, blah

Weakness: haven't found one yet...

My husband and I both play xbox360 on-line. We had a belkin n wireless router and used to lag out A LOT and totally lose connection in the middle of games. Spent HOURS on the phone with xbox AND belkin and tried messing with IP addresses and all kinds of technical crap, only to make my "connection" WORSE... Long story short, I got this router and I haven't lagged out since and I always get host. Aside from our xbox's we also have a couple wi-fi laptops logged on at the same time and it doesn't affect my game at all. ALOHA

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compatible with 360
5 Star Review   By member italianpride86 - Jun 23, 2009   

Strengths: good knowledge about gaming gear

Weakness: uncertain about good gaming routers

saw this router on the shelves and decided to look up the specs and reviews. after seeing both, i've come to the conclusion this is a nasty router. i was just curious if you would get the same quality if you ran a 360 off it...

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DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Wireless Router delivers!!!
5 Star Review   By RdogNY on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Jan 12, 2009   

Strengths: alot of range with optimal signal ,great for my xbox live and ps3 network gaming

Weakness: maybe a bit pricey

overall a great router ,i highly recommend it for online gamers who need optimum wireless connnection.also a lil confusing to hook up because there are so many advanced features but super sweet once you set up

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Great device
5 Star Review   By member geek2006 - Jul 21, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to setup. Best Security Rules & Web Access control. Has a gigabit backbone for lag less game play plenty of wireless power WAN port speed is 10/100/1000 and not just 10/100

Weakness: Instruction manual lacking and very high bang for the buck.

Make sure before you buy this router that you have, or will be getting, wireless N devices for your computers. If you have this router and a standard wireless G device, you will not get wireless N speeds.

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Good Router for the Money
4 Star Review   By member whinsch - May 30, 2008   

Strengths: Speed, Looks, Gigabit Ports, Dual Band

Weakness: Some fluctuation, V. 2.0 setup

Got this after looking at more expensive Linksys router, mainly due to higher throughput rate and lower cost. It is the better choice. Primary concern is throughput and this one does it. Can adjust for gaming priority, if that's your main use. Vesion 2.0 requires use of higher mode with less range and no g ability. If you want a home gigabit network you need a compatible router like this. The LCD is pretty useless/doesn't add much. All-in-all, for the money it's worth it.

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Exceptional Router
5 Star Review   By member yukiko04 - May 4, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to set up manually. Works very well as a sub-router. Wireless connection is strong and does travel further than other wireless routers I've used.

Weakness: The installation CD was a waste of time. Just set it up manually, it's MUCH easier and faster that way.

The security features that can be set up are quite nice as well as the ability to easily set up as a sub-router to a main router. It does seem to help stabilize internet data transfer. I would not recommend this router for a novice unless they have a friend or family member that can help them set it up. I would recommend this router as long as you don't mind paying more money. You do seem to get what you pay for though! Currently I have five computers (two wired, three wireless), two wireless laptops, a Wii, and an Xbox360 running through this router. Everything is running great - what more could I ask for! Just a side comment: The LCD on it is near pointless in my opinion so don't get it for the bells and whistles. The N does seem to have a more stable and further reach, but I definitely enjoy (and need) the ability to pick up G as well. PS: I picked mine up from Amazon.com. Was the cheapest place at the time with free shipping (make sure to choose free super saver shipping). Only place cheaper was newegg.com by five dollars in which shipping made it slightly more expensive.

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Don't Understand the Fuss
2 Star Review   By member SusanBunch - Feb 3, 2008   

Strengths: Easy Set-Up

Weakness: Expensive, no better signal than before

This was a disappointing purchase. The router is a very sleek-looking, attractive device. It was very easy to set-up, right out of the box. However, that's where the fun ended. I was able to get no better signal with this supposedly high end router than I had with my Belkin Pre-N Router, which I ultimately reinstalled. Since I had barely enough knowledge to be dangerous, I paid a tech geek to come out and re-install to fix whatever I had done wrong. However, he left 2 hours later shaking his head and equally unsuccessful. It's back to Belkin for me.

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My first wireless router
4 Star Review   By member Pricedrop - Jan 30, 2008   

Strengths: footprint, appearance, led screen trial of network magic and relatively stable

Weakness: Despite pairing with an 'N' band linksys extender my streamed videos sometimes pause. Transfer speeds can fluctuate and are only marginally able to transfer HD

Spent most of the day getting it linked but assume this due to my inexperience. Had to reinstall the software once. Included software is good but some $30 or so if you decide to keep. Tuning may fix problems with transfer speeds but my first attempts didn't help. Still, it works fine for regular recorded media and I don't think there is anything better in price range for draft n.

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Good router
5 Star Review   By member marcin12 - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: This router is step up from DGL-4300. It has better wireless singal than DGL-4300 and DIR-655. 4 Gigabit ports. Wireless N 2.0 Dual band. Easy to setup. Comes with screen.

Weakness: Wireless N is a draft so this is not final product. The screen on the router power off after 10-15 seconds of being on. Kinda dumb navigation through screen navigation, NEXT and OK option buttons.

Overall it is a good router and easy to use. As goes wireless N is in a draft mode and not a final product. This router is one of the few that uses 2.0 version of wireless N. So what does it mean? If you own a notebook with the wireless card in it, wireless n 1.0 allows connection of 130mbs and 2.0 will allow 300mbs. Though it is not a easy as it sounds. To establish wireless connection at 300mbs router needs to switched to 5ghz mode and 40mhz option needs to be on. Drawback when router operates at 5ghz setting wireless operates only in A and N mode, so there won't be G connectivity. Also wireless N in 5ghz mode has reduced range compared to wireless N 2.4ghz. This router has better wireless singal than dir655. I used this router with firmware 1.02.

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