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Author Topic: This router IS living up to the hype...  (Read 7659 times)

philwoz98

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This router IS living up to the hype...
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:55:36 AM »

I recently received my router and my initial reaction is "why all the complaints?"... I setup the router, loaded the latest beta firmware and did a factory reset. Then I began to setup my devices and reserved there ip addresses. Overall the wireless has been very stable, coming from the dgl 4500, it does not drop in speeds like its predecessor did. Speed test show a constant stable speed.... The stream boost does work well, it identifys everything well, with one exception, xbox 1 traffic is classified as general and bit torrent. That was the only disappointing thing I have encountered, and hopefully dlink/qolcomm know about this issue and update soon (it does not take the quality of playing away but it would be nice to have it classified the right way, I mean it is a 'gaming router' after all)....

The UI is fine, idk why people are against it. I had the 413 error but did a system reboot and it worked fine afterwords, nothing major.

Again I am happy I bought this and can justify a 80$ price tag easily...
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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 09:35:30 AM »

Glad you got and it's working for you. I presume D-Link and Qualcomm know about the classification issues and will correct it...

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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 04:00:57 PM »

Philwoz98, I just recently bought a 5500 too and I wanted to update from the stock firmware.  Even though I've run CFW on other routers before and managed fine, reading through the forums has made it sound like updating could be opening a huge can of worms.  (Don't want to be disrespectful to the forum's users who've experienced issues, but I hope their general problems are just due to lack of experience with wifi/router/qos and how to config).

Did you go from firmware 1.11 (that's what shipped on mine) to the new 1.13B02 firmware?
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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »

I got my XB! installed and is running and being seen by the router as a XB1. So far so good. NAT is open. I got to test with the 360 online at the same time now.  ::)
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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 11:20:19 AM »

My main usage isn't (and hasn't been since release) categorized correctly, but Streamboost still does a lot better than any previous router's QOS settings have done at making sure bandwidth isn't hogged by one device when another device needs it.   When you think about it - it really only needs to recognize downloads and such, and give them a lower priority than 'General Traffic'.

I can understand the complaints though - I've had issues since the original firmware (before I even came to these forums - I was one of the first reviewers on Newegg when it first came out).  Dlink's PR person offered to exchange it with another model for me though, but I chose to keep it because despite the issues - Streamboost still does better than any other router I've had before at handling traffic and making sure what's important to me gets the bandwidth it needs.
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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 11:55:55 AM »

Thanks for your feed back and information. Hope it keeps working well for you.

My main usage isn't (and hasn't been since release) categorized correctly, but Streamboost still does a lot better than any previous router's QOS settings have done at making sure bandwidth isn't hogged by one device when another device needs it.   When you think about it - it really only needs to recognize downloads and such, and give them a lower priority than 'General Traffic'.

I can understand the complaints though - I've had issues since the original firmware (before I even came to these forums - I was one of the first reviewers on Newegg when it first came out).  Dlink's PR person offered to exchange it with another model for me though, but I chose to keep it because despite the issues - Streamboost still does better than any other router I've had before at handling traffic and making sure what's important to me gets the bandwidth it needs.
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Re: This router IS living up to the hype...
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 09:47:29 AM »

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