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Title: Question about DGL 4500
Post by: mjp1531 on April 01, 2013, 06:16:57 PM
Hi, I have had the DGL for quite some time now and have loved it almost every second. We moved to what we thought would be a temporary home about 4 months ago, changed internet providers to CenturyLink (only option here) and was given a Westell 7500 modem/router to use. Since we were supposedly not staying here long, I decided to put the DGL in the closet and forgot about it until a few days ago. My son has been complaining that the wireless signal in his room is kind of weak. I moved the Westell closer to him but started  thinking about the DGL I have. Would we get better PC/xbox/ps3 game connections if I were to go back to the DGL? When I first got CenturyLink installed, the guy told me that I could bridge the Westell if I wanted to and use my own router. Well now I am wondering if I should do this. If so, would anyone know the actual step by step instructions to make it work? Will I get more 'power' that way? I do a lot of downloading, I'm currently taking 15 credits in an online school, I regularly play xbox live (wired), my son has a wireless ps3/xbox/laptop/iPad that he uses all throughout our house, and we also have a wireless xbox in the living room. I use my laptop for everything so I wouldn't have time to spend days trying to get this to work. Maybe just a solid day on the weekend when I get a break from school. I just wanted to get some suggestions from you guys to see what my next step should be. I have the Westell in my room which is centrally located in the house. My son's room is right next door to me but he doesn't get as much of a signal. Should I fool with the setup or just have him deal with the lack of signal?

Thanks in advance for any help :)
Title: Re: Question about DGL 4500
Post by: FurryNutz on April 02, 2013, 07:33:18 AM
Yes, ISP model HW is not desigend as well as external Router HW.

It's preferred to always bridge ISP modems if possible when using external routers.

Yes, the DGL-4500 is better suited for general internet and gaming.

Review the following for Game Fuel setup:
DGL-4500 Gaming and Gamefuel for XBL (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=10435.0)

Gaming and QoS for PlayStation (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=16330.0)

Let us know how it goes for you.
Title: Re: Question about DGL 4500
Post by: mjp1531 on April 03, 2013, 05:15:05 PM
Thanks :) I'll read up on everything and see how it goes. I don't know how to actually set up the bridge. Would there be a tutorial for everything I need to do?
Title: Re: Question about DGL 4500
Post by: FurryNutz on April 03, 2013, 05:22:57 PM
I believe if you do a search on the web or on DSLReports.com, you should be able to find info on that modem model.