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Author Topic: Got it!!!  (Read 7548 times)

Lexist2112

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Got it!!!
« on: July 27, 2013, 05:29:29 PM »

Alright, just picked this baby up at Frys today. They had both DGL5500 and DIR-868L. Had to go with the newest and latest DGL-5500.

Configuration was straight forward, used the latest firefox browser and connected all the LAN PC and it fired right up. All wireless connected as well. Logged back in to see the "roadmap" of all devices connected both wired and wireless, must say I like having real time info!!!!!
I will be making priority settings soon and minor tweaks. I have the XBOX configured per the QOS game fuel rules ( thanks Furry!!!!) Although I will not be able to test the xbox 360, since I sold it and waiting for the release of the XBOX1....yes I preordered.

Thus far all connected devices are functioning and smoothly on stock FW 1.00. The qualcomm chipset seems to be a bit quicker in processing the internet data......when will GOOGLE FIBER be ready in my area!!!!!!

That's it for now will update soon!!!!
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 07:57:09 AM »

Please try using the DGL-5500 with out using the XBL sticky rules first. We'd like to know how the router works out of the box with out any tweeks in that area. How many xboxes do you have online at one time?
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 09:31:35 AM »

Please try using the DGL-5500 with out using the XBL sticky rules first. We'd like to know how the router works out of the box with out any tweeks in that area. How many xboxes do you have online at one time?

Furry, sold all my XBOXes, anticipating the release of the XBOX1 in Nov 30. Will ask my next door neighbor to borough his XBOX 360 and will test XBOX live w/o any of the sticky rules.

Just like to add, that this unit thus far out of the box has been performing quite well. noticeably in the 2.4 wireless range, the signal and power is great. My Sony laptop is quick and snappy on the 2.4GHZ and the 5ghz band is good as well ( I have my other lappie and Iphone connected on this range). Of note when configuring the 5ghz band the frequency band now includes (auto/20/40/80 mhz) range!!!!!!!! and A/G/N/AC running together is another option!!!!

The new GU interface is really nice and simple, easy to read and setup as well.

Underneath the STREAMBOOST tab they have an option for auto update of the stream boost technology to keep up with all current apps and gaming. I may turn that on and have that running in the background. The video below states that there will be MONTHLY F/W updates and that will be another option in keeping this router up to date ....constantly.

CONS: No separate wireless guest network and bridge mode capability like the DIR-865L

Here is a great video another member posted, pretty much details the strength of this unit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKuxgqdnpOo

« Last Edit: July 29, 2013, 09:39:57 AM by Lexist2112 »
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:43:00 AM »

Furry, sold all my XBOXes, anticipating the release of the XBOX1 in Nov 30. Will ask my next door neighbor to borough his XBOX 360 and will test XBOX live w/o any of the sticky rules. Good Luck with XB1. It won't be seeing my house. I'm sticking with the 360 series. I might get one of the new 3rd gen 360s. ;D

Just like to add, that this unit thus far out of the box has been performing quite well. noticeably in the 2.4 wireless range, the signal and power is great. My Sony laptop is quick and snappy on the 2.4GHZ and the 5ghz band is good as well ( I have my other lappie and Iphone connected on this range). Of note when configuring the 5ghz band the frequency band now includes (auto/20/40/80 mhz) range!!!!!!!! and A/G/N/AC running together is another option!!!! All AC routers have the 80Mhz band width. It's how it gets AC speeds.

The new GU interface is really nice and simple, easy to read and setup as well.

CONS: No separate wireless guest network and bridge mode capability like the DIR-865L
I presume since this is a "Gaming" router that those options wont be available. The DGL series never had those options. I personally want the best performance out of this router and Guest Zone  would probably reduce that and Bridging would only make the new QoS engine usable so why have that option.  ::)

Here is a great video another member posted, pretty much details the strength of this unit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKuxgqdnpOo


« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 09:15:13 AM by FurryNutz »
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 07:35:20 PM »

Just wanted to post this . In the Stream boost tab, you're able to enable it to auto update in the background and this is some of the info they have to inform the user of the experience.

What so ya think...benign??? For now I enabled the option to update. Of course I will be looking for the official Dlink F/W.

Check below to enable your router to receive automatic StreamBoost updates during your initial 3-year manufacturer service term. The 3-year service term will start on the day the router is purchased but in no event will be valid beyond April 1st, 2017. (After the 3-year period, further updates may be made available from the manufacturer via firmware updates.) StreamBoost updates may help improve your routerís Internet traffic management capabilities through better traffic identification and bandwidth management techniques. In exchange, your StreamBoost enabled router will send Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. anonymous information from your router. If you decline, you can find updates through software or firmware postings from your routerís manufacturer.

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Your StreamBoost enabled router will provide Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. (QCA) with anonymous data transmitted through the router. Such anonymous data may include small amounts of information when you launch a streaming service (such as video, audio, or gaming) for the purpose of identifying the data structures of service providers (such as NetFlix, Inc., Pandora Media, Inc., or other providers of cloud-based services). QCA uses this information to help us optimize StreamBoost for you and other StreamBoost users. QCA does not use this information to learn the content of what you watch, listen to, download, or play. Anonymous data also may include information about your router such as available bandwidth, oversubscription conditions (e.g., amount of bandwidth that is being requested exceeds the available bandwidth), and types of devices connected to the router, as well as information about your streaming service usage, such as duration of use and volume of data. As with any Internet communication, the IP address of your router is used to send information, but it is not retained.
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 07:38:46 AM »

I would run it enabled and see how it goes. I would think it only helps to improve that feature.
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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 05:48:12 PM »

Fry's Canoga Park, Calif!!!!!  ;D
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Lexist2112

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Re: Got it!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 06:47:03 AM »


Congrats. Have you configured it to your network??? What do ya think???
« Last Edit: September 04, 2014, 10:52:01 AM by FurryNutz »
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