D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router Wireless AC1300 with StreamBoost
Let me explain a few things. The router itself from their website and personal experience only does:
867 Mbps wireless AC 5 GHz
300 Mbps wireless N 2.4 GHz
The full speed of the router only works on wireless AC 5Ghz like every other AC router. Why on this website does it say up to 450mbps in N mode i'm not sure. When the D-link website list the correct speeds.
The PS4 does not support wireless AC, only N, sams as the XBOne (PS3 supports older wireless G). This means you will be restricted to N speeds, not AC.
Most TVs don't even support wireless AC, even my new Samsung 2013 model maxes out at wireless N 5ghz and N 2.4 ghz. My Plasma is 1 model under the highest 2013 version. This router is only backwards compatible to wireless N (which means the PS3 would not be usable wirelessly or anything under N).
The router is fast on a PC because those you can buy an AC wireless adapter and just plug and go. Anything that can be upgraded to AC speeds which currently, only a computer. Stream boost works well, it focus the wireless signal to the unit. Also download speeds vary. My max signal on cable is 57 mbps down, I may not get the full speed advertised by my router, it still shifts the information rapidly and on your computer, you can see the speed it connects to.
Another review said it depends on your downloads speed. This is true, but wirelessly you lose more signal and a router that can shift those speeds will ensure a solid connection even HD streaming. So even buying a router that advertises 850 mbps down will have a more solid feel and connection not directly connected. If you are buying this for an XBOne or PS4 be warned, they do not support wireless AC only N which is maxed at 300 mbps down on this unit.
Don't believe me? check the D-link website with the same model number. Considering gamestop is more re-known for consoles, none of the next gen support wireless AC which is the MAIN REASON for getting an AC router.
i would love this if my xbox was laggy but its not this looks helpful and works good and my friend used to have a bad xbox and now its perfect cause of this so yea its helpul
this is not true. no way
this item is the true. your it all depend on the internet provider and how much MB dose your provider let you use. THIS WILL NOT BOOST ANY GAME EXPERIENCE. Let say your provider let you use 25 Mbps, and you have 5 device connected, and they are all been use at the same time, you mostly divide the device by the connection. which it will be 5 Mbps per device. this device wont enhance any speed this the internet provider wont let you use more.
Great product this far.....
I have had this router for about two weeks now and it has been awesome! Hooking it up is very easy. D-Link has the best gaming routers offered by any company today. It may be a bit expensive, but it is worth it.
okay product but i noticed most people who wrote good reviews lived in open places like Texas and Washington and people who lived in cities like ny wrote bad reviews . i think the quality of the product is based on location
Great Product & Easy to Set Up
i bought this and to tell the truth i was a little worried because all the reviews i was reading on here were kind of bad, but i still went with my gut feeling and I'm happy i did the router turned out to work great and i do feel a difference in my connection on my xbox 360 and the range is a plus thumbs up to d links
Very easy to install. There product is very fast and StreamBoost is amazing! My download and upload speeds have dramatically increased! Best router I've ever bought. Have been waiting for this router for several months and don't regret it at all.
EASY TO SETUP
This router was easy to setup I just had to hook it up and use my pc to do majority of the setup it has not given me one problem with the internet it has awesome speed no problem with the wifi it has not kicked me off at all the shape is cool and different I say once when you get over the price and buy this you will like this like i do filling out this review using my router
solid router, streamboost seems cool
the streamboost thing seems to improve netflix and gaming. bought this to replace a older dlink.
my main complaint is the testing part of the streambost is kinda lame ot use and it's expensive.
crazy LAG With highest tier of Internet speed
Like Jimmy Mcmillan says the price is too darn high. It is the same price of a console. The speed is nice but most devices and consoles only support Wifi N at the most the shape is weird and hard to place a router should be hidden out of sight it looks ugly with all the wires hooked up to it .......I have the highest tier of Internet speed opt ultra 101mbps down and it fine with my older router switched to this "can of beans" and it's diherretic....yes it's that disappointing, intermittent, Lag , lost signals, a headache get something else