D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 Review

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In New England, if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes. At least, that’s what it seems like at times, when it can be 60 degrees one day and then 20 degrees the next day. January means winter, so there are more cold days than warm ones. Many of us just want to chill out on the couch and watch a good movie. I am finding that it is more common to stream a movie off the internet, rather than finding a physical disc, even if the physical disc offers the best viewing experience. With that said, I think that most of us have experienced slow stuttering frames or sound that is not in sync.

D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300


Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to deal with degraded picture quality and streaming problems ever again? Most of these problems crop up due to a bandwidth limitation or a particular service not playing nice with your network. I know, for a fact, when I am downloading a game from one of the common digital distribution systems that they tend to suck every ounce of bandwidth that they can get. It is particularly noticeable when trying to download and stream a movie. Ideally, unlimited bandwidth would solve that issue, but we know that is not on the horizon anytime soon. So this problem needs to be fixed through the use of software optimizations.

D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300


The D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 router is designed around the Qualcomm Streamboost technology. Streamboost gives the DGL-5500 the capability to perform advanced traffic shaping. Along with the Streamboost technology is the implementation of the newest 802.11ac standard, providing concurrent dual-band connectivity at some of the highest speeds currently available. The DGL-5500 has a 3x2 stream configuration for up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 867Mbps on the 5GHz band. In addition, there are a total of five Gigabit ports located on the rear of the router, 1 x for the WAN connection, and 4 x for the LAN connection. Security features include wireless encryption up to WPA2-PSK/WPA-Enterprise, a SPI firewall, anti-spoof checking, and parental controls.