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Title: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on August 16, 2015, 10:22:38 AM
Just wondering if anyone has switched from the DGL-5500 to the DIR-890L, and if so, would be willing to offer up feedback / experience(s).  I'm specifically looking for some feedback regarding gaming (Xbox One x2 / Xbox 360 x2) and how the DIR-890L compares to the DGL-5500 in that aspect.  I'm currently using the DGL-5500 as my main router and the DIR-868L as an AP.  The DGL-5500 has been doing a great job, but I'm thinking about upgrading my router(s).  I'd consider making the DGL-5500 an AP connecting it to the upgraded router (DIR-890L or DIR 895L) for the Streamboost Technology when gaming if needed / recommended.

I'm also considering holding out for the DIR-895L.  It's still showing a 2015 release.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 01, 2015, 09:11:00 AM
Gaming on the 890L has been good. Better than the 5500.

The 868L has better radios, range and wireless speed support than the 5500 does. My 868L is set up as my 2ndary AP.

The 5500 is the only model router to have StreamBoost. SB does not appear on any other model router nor will it.
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on September 03, 2015, 05:51:14 PM
Thanks for the info Furry  :)  ..... Much appreciated  ;D

I'm definitely gonna pull the trigger and replace my 5500 with either the 890L or 895L (when it finally gets relesed).  I'm gonna keep the 868L as my secondary AP as it performs well in that aspect.

At least my boxed-up DGL-4500 won't be so lonely in the closet now - the DGL-5500 will soon join it to keep it company.   :D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 04, 2015, 06:26:30 AM
 Let us know what you get. ;)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on September 07, 2015, 12:51:40 PM
Let us know what you get. ;)

I'll be sure to do that  ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 07, 2015, 04:01:28 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on September 27, 2015, 10:51:18 PM
Might have to pull the trigger on the DIR-890L....getting impatient waiting for the DIR-895L  :(
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 29, 2015, 11:14:04 AM
the 895L will be a bit longer from what I'm told. The site will be updated I presume to reflect this.
 ::)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on September 29, 2015, 03:03:03 PM
DANG!!   

What to do....What to do  :-\
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 30, 2015, 09:01:26 AM
Got upgraded ISP speeds: Up from 50/3
http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2237349~daf4adcbf4ed6d4a1360492b7631dd0c/7219_460 (http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2237349~daf4adcbf4ed6d4a1360492b7631dd0c/7219_460)
Results using a SB 6121 and a D-Link DGL-4500.
LAN wired with Mac Book Pro 2007 OSX 10.10.5
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on September 30, 2015, 06:36:36 PM
Got upgraded ISP speeds: Up from 50/3
http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2237349~daf4adcbf4ed6d4a1360492b7631dd0c/7219_460 (http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2237349~daf4adcbf4ed6d4a1360492b7631dd0c/7219_460)
Results using a SB 6121 and a D-Link DGL-4500.
LAN wired with Mac Book Pro 2007 OSX 10.10.5

Very Nice!   :)  Back to using the 4500?  :o  Hmmm.......

My current speeds
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4707910780.png)

MODEM:  Motorola SB 6180
ROUTER:  D-Link DGL-5500 (yes...still using the DGL-5500)
AP: D-Link DIR-868L
ISP: Orbitel Communications (100 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 01, 2015, 07:05:32 AM
Ya someone was complaining about the 4500. I naturally had to prove them incorrect in regards to there view point!  ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 01, 2015, 08:25:40 AM
Ya someone was complaining about the 4500. I naturally had to prove them incorrect in regards to there view point!  ;D

HA!

I still have my 4500 too!  It's retired  ;D and waiting for the 5500 to retire and keep it company  :)  I might head to Fry's Electronics this morning at grab the 890L. 
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 01, 2015, 08:31:48 AM
My 890L is retired. 4500 rocks.  ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 12, 2015, 01:11:50 PM
Just placed an order for the D-Link DIR-890L  :D

I got a pretty SWEET deal through Best Buy ($289.99 - $30 DLink Promo Code = $259.99 + tax AND FREE SHIPPING)  It's scheduled to arrive on Friday!  Excited to get it set up!  I'm guessing now that I ordered it, the DIR-895L will be released.  I guess if that happens, I can always revert the DIR-890L to a AP  ;D

I'll take any suggestions / tips / tidbits of info regarding the DIR-890L.  In the mean time, I'm gonna peruse the DIR-890L forum once again for a "refresher" on the 890L. 

The DGL-5500 will soon be "retired" and boxed up, and joining the DGL-4500 in a closet.   ;)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 12, 2015, 01:54:47 PM
They just posted the 895L for sale.  ;D J/K.
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 12, 2015, 02:59:08 PM
They just posted the 895L for sale.  ;D J/K.


 :D :D :D Just placed my order  :D :D :D J/K
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 12, 2015, 04:14:06 PM
 :P
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 14, 2015, 06:25:04 PM
It's scheduled to arrive on Friday!

D-Link DIR-890L arrived TWO DAYS ahead of schedule!   ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 14, 2015, 06:29:12 PM
Kewl. Makes two new users.   ;)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 14, 2015, 06:57:59 PM
Kewl. Makes two new users.   ;)

I probably won't be able to get the 890L up and running until Friday sometime  :( 

Any suggestions with settings for two Xbox One's gaming consoles and two Xbox 360 gaming consoles?  I'd like to make sure they have priority over anything else  ;D  Also, I'm wiling to try any suggested settings you might recommend and report back any findings  ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 14, 2015, 06:59:56 PM
Put them both in the Medium section I guess.
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 14, 2015, 07:04:09 PM
Put them both in the Medium section I guess.

Ok...Thanks Furry  :)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 14, 2015, 07:07:23 PM
Am I able to set up the 890L without an internet connection (disabling WIFI on iMac and connecting ethernet cable from iMac to 890L)?
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 14, 2015, 07:14:30 PM
yes
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 16, 2015, 05:38:27 PM
I finally got around to setting up the D-Link DIR-890L  ;D  So far, all is good and I really like what I see (interface / speeds / stability)  :)

After some "digging" around the menus, I was able to find where I can 'RESERVE" IP addresses.   ;D
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 17, 2015, 10:12:29 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 17, 2015, 12:28:07 PM
Are there any drawbacks for setting devices connected to my home network outside the DHCP range (.100-.199)?  I have some "miscellaneous" devices that I never need to access via an IP address.

How about iPhones / iPads?

Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 17, 2015, 02:07:18 PM
Only devices that you think need any router management should be with in the DHCP IP address pool.
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 17, 2015, 02:51:31 PM
Only devices that you think need any router management should be with in the DHCP IP address pool.

Thanks Furry  :)  Just wondering if you have an example of a device / devices not needing "router management" vs a device / devices needing "router management"?

Obviously, I'm planning on keeping gaming consoles (two xbox one gaming consoles / two xbox 360 gaming consoles) and computers (iMac / MB Pro Retina / MB Air) within the DHCP pool, but I'm not sure what I can set outside the DHCP pool.  Are devices outside the DHCP pool given priority / bandwidth allocation over devices inside the DHCP pool?

Thanks again  :)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 17, 2015, 03:09:13 PM
DHCP (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58017.0)
Title: Re: From DGL-5500 to DIR-890L or DIR-895L?
Post by: Vigilante on October 17, 2015, 03:27:47 PM
DHCP (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58017.0)

Thanks Furry!  That topic helped me out  ;D

Any chance of starting a "D-Link DIR-890L & Console Gaming" thread?  I've noticed a SIGNIFICANT improvement when running the "Detailed Network Statistics" test on the Xbox One using the DIR-890L vs DGL-5500.  It seems the Xbox One is reporting a much faster DOWNLOAD / UPLOAD  speeds closer to what I subscribe to (100Mbps Down / 5Mbps Up).  Happy about that!!!!   ;D  I'm thinking other gamers using D-Link routers / non D-LInk routers might be interested in how the 890L performs in regards to online gaming.

I'm also seeing OPEN NAT on both Xbox One gaming consoles  ;)