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Author Topic: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology  (Read 63190 times)

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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2013, 01:53:10 PM »

There going to leave it in since they are coming out with CSII: World Domination.  ::)
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2013, 10:59:04 PM »

Today:
"D-Link Hi Jamie, the Gaming Router AC1300 has not been released yet. Its current estimated release date is in June. Unfortunately, we do not have a concrete date set yet, but we will definitely alert you as soon as we find out more! Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned!"

that sucks. Was looking forward for it to release this Late April. Thanks for the update
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2013, 11:56:49 AM »

These new routers look.. fugly, to say the least.

Also, that new UI is ripped right from Bigfoot's Killer Network Manager program (used with the Killer cards).  Though, it's worse because everything is like doubled in size.  I do hope there's a 'small icons' or 'list' view setting for it.
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2013, 12:00:08 PM »

Maybe aesthetics isn't pleasing to some, however the style and form factor of these routers works very well. Based on the DIR-645 which first debuted this new form factor:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=51380.0


I personally like the new style.  Less desktop space foot print and better WiFi radio signal broadcast operation. ;)
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2013, 05:37:00 PM »

One thing that I do not understand is why this router uses different technology, and only supports AC1300 - yet others, (such as their dir-868L supports AC1750).

Just wondering why D-link would under-spec their high-end gaming router like that.
One would expect them to trump the ac1750 spec, but that's not the case.

BTW, it would seem that all the other manufacturers are planning on their new models in the middle part of the year - all "boasting" the latest and greatest technology and specs.
I have my eye on the new ASUS RT-ac67u (ac1900 spec).

Decisions, decisions...
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2013, 11:10:20 PM »

One thing that I do not understand is why this router uses different technology, and only supports AC1300 - yet others, (such as their dir-868L supports AC1750).

Just wondering why D-link would under-spec their high-end gaming router like that.
One would expect them to trump the ac1750 spec, but that's not the case.

BTW, it would seem that all the other manufacturers are planning on their new models in the middle part of the year - all "boasting" the latest and greatest technology and specs.
I have my eye on the new ASUS RT-ac67u (ac1900 spec).

Decisions, decisions...

I was wondering the same thing honestly!  I hope the features make up for it some how.
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2013, 07:13:30 AM »

I would think that it's not always best to always have the fastest specs in products. Besides, AC is still new and not native to most client HW. And I don't think it's been certified as of yet either. I would not jump to conclusions until it comes to market. The DGL-4500 didn't have the best in Wifi for what it was, it could only due one or the other bands on WiFi unlike the DIR 8 Series routers do. I presume there was some reason behind that as I presume there is probably a good reason behind the 5500's specs. Yet, the 4500 is still a great gaming and general purpose router. I speculate that one possible reason is that they didn't want to over tax or under perform what is supposed to be a "GAMING" router so they are putting more into the gaming aspect, form and function rather than going all out and putting the most WiFi. It's not always needed that you technically need the highest WiFi connection. Besides, the speeds are only between the router and connecting devices. Not data flow. Were just getting bigger pipes for data flow. I presume D-Link is attempting to balance HW, design and performance to make this a great gaming router.

Just having the most or highest specs out there doesn't mean things will be great. Honestly, having AC1900, whats available for it right now and what will you really need it for? AC still needs to be finalized and certified as well.

So far I'm not highly impressed with AC. Still needs work.

My 2 cents.
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2013, 08:47:14 AM »

I would think that it's not always best to always have the fastest specs in products. Besides, AC is still new and not native to most client HW. And I don't think it's been certified as of yet either. I would not jump to conclusions until it comes to market. The DGL-4500 didn't have the best in Wifi for what it was, it could only due one or the other bands on WiFi unlike the DIR 8 Series routers do. I presume there was some reason behind that as I presume there is probably a good reason behind the 5500's specs. Yet, the 4500 is still a great gaming and general purpose router. I speculate that one possible reason is that they didn't want to over tax or under perform what is supposed to be a "GAMING" router so they are putting more into the gaming aspect, form and function rather than going all out and putting the most WiFi. It's not always needed that you technically need the highest WiFi connection. Besides, the speeds are only between the router and connecting devices. Not data flow. Were just getting bigger pipes for data flow. I presume D-Link is attempting to balance HW, design and performance to make this a great gaming router.

Just having the most or highest specs out there doesn't mean things will be great. Honestly, having AC1900, whats available for it right now and what will you really need it for? AC still needs to be finalized and certified as well.

So far I'm not highly impressed with AC. Still needs work.

My 2 cents.

Pretty good analysis!  I'm still going to at least try it out. My thoughts are always looking to get a future proof product where ever possible so higher specs to me personally are always attractive. I've had the 4500 since its release years ago and hope the new one will last just as long.
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2013, 08:59:35 AM »

Of course, future proofing is good as well. I think and really hope that with all they learned from the 4500, that they will, hopefully, make the 5500 to last as long. If I weren't doing much router testing, I'd still use the 4500. Still love that router.  ;D
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2013, 10:21:11 AM »

The "UI" on the (my) dgl-4500 router is still the best that D-Link has ever created.
They have changed certain aspects of it for their other routers - and I still don't like those changes.
When the 5500 comes out, I'll definitely take it for a test ride, as I am always interested in doing things differently and better.
I am sure this will be an exciting year for new technology.
I just hope my aging 4500 lasts long enough for me to test the new ones and decide on a successor.
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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »

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Re: New DGL-5500 Gaming Router with StreamBoost™ Technology
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2013, 11:33:15 PM »

Newegg are now taking preorders for the DGL-5500 at $199.99 with $20.00 promotional Gift Card!!!!!  :D

Also the video introducing the DGL-5500 is available at the Dlink TV YouTube Channel if you are guys are interested.

Newegg website as of 6/15/2013 states it's release date will be on 8/1/2013.
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