D-Link DGL-4500 N Gaming Wireless Router Review

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Manufacturer : D-link
Model : DGL-4500
Price : $149.99
Features :

• Dualband (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
• Network Activity Display
• Updated GameFuel Engine
• Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports

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Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11n : Draft
IEEE 802.11g : true
IEEE 802.11b : true
IEEE 802.11a : true
IEEE 802.3 : true
IEEE 802.3u : true
IEEE 802.3ab : true
Throughput Tests ( N standard )
Short range : 70-120 Mbps
Long range : 20-50 Mbps
Number Of Antenna : 3
Antenna Type : External Detachable , Dualband
Directivity : Omni-directional
Gain :
Wi-Fi Radio Frequencies
2.4 Ghz : true
5Ghz : true
Simultaneous Dual Band : false
WEP 128 bit : true
WEP 256 bit : false
WPA : true
WPA2 : true
NAT : true
SPI : true
VPN Pass-through : true
Network Protocols
L2TP : true
PPTP : true
IPSec : true
Switch : true
Gigabit Speed : true
Ethernet Ports : true
USB ports : true
Dimensions : 4.6 x 1.2 x 7.6 inch
Weight : 11.2 oz
OS Requirements :

• Apple MacOS X 10.4
• Microsoft Windows Vista
• Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Package :

• DGL-4500 Router
• Ethernet network cable
• Setup software and User Guide on CD-ROM

Warranty : 1 year

D-link DGL-4500 Review

Router Rating:


the D-Link DGL-4500 Gaming wireless Router was built with the gamer in mind and is loaded with features to get your game going smoother and reduce lag , if you are are a hardcore gamer than you will certainly like this router .
you can get D-Link DGL-4500 Gaming router for a price range of 149$-199$.


  • 802.11n Draft Support:The D-Link Gigabit gaming Router is a draft 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g
  • Dualband Draft 802.11n Technology (2.4GHz or 5GHz) for Getting Your Game on in the Wireless Band of Your Choice , the 5Ghz Dual Band offers a better performance and lower ping Than the 2.4Ghz But also less range , so if your Xbox is no far from the router , I recommend switching to the 5Ghz for optimal performance . note the the 2 band do not work simultaneously : you have to choose one band to go for .
  • GameFuel Priority Technology : The D-Link DGL-4500 Gaming wireless Router features GameFuel Priority Technology to minimize in-game lag and boost network efficiency and performance for an optimized online gaming experience
  • SharePort™ Technology : Share USB devices like printers and storage with all the users on your network with D-Link's SharePort™ Technology
  • Gigabit Network Connection : D-link Gaming wireless Router come with Four Ethernet Gigabit ports


  • No Simultaneous Dual Band : you can an only run one radio frequency at a time
  • Expensive
  • A bit hard to optimize settings

User Reviews


Junk had issues daily with dropping signal.sometimes many times a day.had to unplug and reboot.found out it was made by AOl .nuff said. Went out and bought apply airport problems solved

my Gaming Router Review



  • the router come with Rich features not included in other brands  routers available in the market like  GameFuel Engine mixed with dual band connectivity and 3 Antennas for extended coverage  , i assume this has turned the router to the best choice for online gamers who use a wireless connection to play online .


  • the router need to reboot every 12 hours  which is not reliable .
  • the firmware updates are useless , i didn't see anything changing when updating  firmware

Great gaming router


Pros: just upgraded my DGL-4100 to this router , the big difference i fount is the throughput speed and management , I can surf on the internet easily while gaming or streaming media , this is a big feature for online gamers who wouldn't like to see the ping going up while opening a web page .
Cons: i cannot  work with 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously , for a such a router price , this feature must be included ,
 need to install application to work with wireless devices such as external hard drives etc..., this is not very reliable .
Bottom Line: not regretted buying the router , it offer a decent performance for gamers and smooth transfers

gaming wireless router


pros:  Running about 1 Weak excessively without a problem , I like the Design and Range , the Router is placed in the First floor on a Big House(3 Floors) and we get a minimum of 4 bars in all home , also, The throughput speed is excellent with both 2.4 and 5Ghz frequency ( I use the 5Ghz always for gaming and home streaming).

Cons: the price is the only router cons

Bottom Line: absolutely , this is the best gaming router in the market , i was glad i bought it despite all the router negative reviews I read about dropping connections