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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 08:29:37 AM »

Thank you wxstorm for your feed back.

D-Link is aware of the repeated log entries and the test not completing. On mine the setup wizard test also fails.

The 413 error seems to be happening on certain router HW and doesn't seem to happen on all of them.  :-\

If yours is running well then let it run for now. Let us know if you notice anything else.  ;)

Has anyone seen SB and ABE not complete the speed test run?

Yes mine has been testing since I loaded the new firmware two days ago. I have both ABE and SB on. It report close to what my Up/Down speeds should be. I am also not seeing any decreased bandwidth from the "testing" so I don't think it is constantly testing.

Has anyone seen a 413 - Request Entity Too Large message after logging in to the router say after over night the next day and you go to make a change and hit Save Settings and this message appears?

I haven't had this error. I did a complete factor reset and started from scratch this morning and had no problems.

Any one seeing the following numerous repeating log entries:
Nov 8 10:34:51   
(NOTICE): pe_loop: Got delete message
Nov 8 10:34:51   
(NOTICE): pe_loop: add_msg returned 0.

Yes. My log has 9 pages of these messages.

So far its been stable.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 03:02:50 PM »

Installed new beta firmware and was unable to save certain settings within the GUI, without getting "413 - Request Entity Too Large " message.  Reset router via both GUI and hardware reset button on bottom of device to no avail. The settings in question were "DHCP Reservation" and "Port Fowarding".  Re-applied beta 1.12B05 firmware and all is well.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 03:53:10 PM »

How was the FW updated?

Did you perform a factory reset, load FW using IE or FF, factory reset once more then set up from scratch? Or did you use a different method?

I'll pass this along to D-Link.


Installed new beta firmware and was unable to save certain settings within the GUI, without getting "413 - Request Entity Too Large " message.  Reset router via both GUI and hardware reset button on bottom of device to no avail. The settings in question were "DHCP Reservation" and "Port Fowarding".  Re-applied beta 1.12B05 firmware and all is well.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2014, 07:46:14 AM »

A quick update  :)
So I've been up sense release without issues.
Xbox One is running better online a friend got me AW as an early b-day gift and I host almost every game.
Also noticed that SB is seeing cod and tracking properly now.
The only issue I've had is the logs. I turned off all log tracking and I dunno if it's just me but it feels a bit better.
So far Im pretty happy!

Quick tip to all users!
After owning the router for over a year I noticed it doesn't like to be fooled with to much.
I know the stats are there for us to look at but it seems that the more you login just to look around, the more problems you have.
So I think loging in and looking around messes with router performance.

A normal router you just set up & that's it. The 5500 you set up then go back to look at stats or SB.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2014, 08:43:43 AM »

Considering you've never let anyone help you nor have you given any details of your system or given any feedback to questions we've asked you, we can only presume that the issues you are seeing are nothing related to FW at this point.

The beta builds are user discretion. Users should review the Beta policy information before upgrading or using these builds...The best beta build is v1.12 B03 and works well for me and others.

Unless you are not going to let us help you out or give us feedback to the questions we've asked, I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email. Maybe D-Link will swap this router for a different mode. Or find an alternative to your router.

Good Luck.



so another broken beta release that still fails to deliver the functionality provided at launch and not even a changelog? great... then again my router couldn't possibly perform worse than how it has been performing for the last 2 weeks so I guess I have nothing to lose, I know I already wasted my money on this after seeing the terrible job D-Link does at supporting their product and looking professional on their own forums...

EDIT: Here I thought it could not possibly be worse than a barebones, barely working router... but now devices can't even connect at all despite having the correct password... never again will I make the mistake of buying D-Link...
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2014, 08:49:07 AM »

Vault, thanks for the feed back and info on your experiences. I didn't turn off logged on mine and I may. I'm currently testing a different router however will come back to the 5550 shortly and turn off the logs. The only issues i've notice is the logs and this 413 error which seems to be seen only with different users. I've reloaded FW again and this message keeps appearing on mine at seen at D-Link so they do see it. They are also aware of the logs too. I'll keep pressing for more builds. The DGL line isn't dead and will be going forward.  ;)

Sounds like SB is getting better with detecting gaming and games. Good sign.

A quick update  :)
So I've been up sense release without issues.
Xbox One is running better online a friend got me AW as an early b-day gift and I host almost every game.
Also noticed that SB is seeing cod and tracking properly now.
The only issue I've had is the logs. I turned off all log tracking and I dunno if it's just me but it feels a bit better.
So far Im pretty happy!

Quick tip to all users!
After owning the router for over a year I noticed it doesn't like to be fooled with to much.
I know the stats are there for us to look at but it seems that the more you login just to look around, the more problems you have.
So I think loging in and looking around messes with router performance.

A normal router you just set up & that's it. The 5500 you set up then go back to look at stats or SB.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »

Sounds like FW wasn't applied correctly and not configured correctly.

I recommend that you contact D-Link and either get it RMAd or ask for a swap for something different.

Set up Wi-Fi 802.11g and n only, with a  WPA2-personal AES password, no devices can connect at all, not even if I copy-paste the password it just fails.

Despite no devices being able to connect at all, the priorities tab in the router is already ****ed up, with 3 nameless devices already there, one of them showing the router's IP address...

This router is just a piece of garbage.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2014, 03:44:10 PM »

If thats what you think you need to do. Still you haven't proved anything nor have you answered any questions here nor have you attempted to let us help you. I hope that if you do submit to the BBB, they will come here and see that the burden of proof lies with you and you haven't proven anything. They can see what you've posted about.

Again, if you let us help you or contact D-Link support, maybe something can be done for you. Even let someone check out your router to see if there is a actual problem or not. I'd be willing to review your settings with you remotely or even have you ship the router to me for examination. I've done this for other users before and all was fixed and worked out.

I presume it's a mis-configuration at this time, Yet, you fail to prove anything with your limited or next to nothing information and feedback, or let us help you. Kind of hard to find the real problem when your not receptive to help and support.

Good luck.

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2014, 04:12:29 PM »

    How are you configuring the router for different modes? Understand that if you change to something different, you may need to change to a different security mode as WPA/TPIK is not supported if you using single mode N. You should be able to use single mode N, Auto 20/40Mhz, manual channel 11 if it's not being used and WPA2/AES only with HT 20/40Mhz disabled. However be aware that some devices don't support single mode N, so if you change to Mixed G and N, you'll need to use WPA2 and AES/TPIK mixed mode. Check to make sure your device support the modes and security your setting for.

    What SSID name and PW are you using? Some special characters used in the SSID and PW may not work. Test with something simple at first and test again.
    I currently use Airport Extreme and Airport Extreme 5Ghz with a 8 alpha character only PW set. I use the same PW on each radio. Ensure that the SSID names are different between each radio. Don't use the same name for both.

Please give feedback on the following:
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
If you need or want Beta v1.12 B03, let me know and i'll send you this version.
  • What region are you located?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
FW Update Process
  • Was the router working before any firmware updates?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?
  • Is ISP Modem/Service using Dynamic or Static WAN IP addressing?
  • What ISP Modem service link speeds UP and Down do you have?
  • Check cable between Modem and Router, swap out to be sure. Link> Cat6 is recommended.
  • Check ISP MTU requirements, Cable is usually 1500, DSL is around 1492 down to 1472. Call the ISP and ask. Link>Checking MTU Values


Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations and Managing Signal Congestion and Good Neighbour Policy
  • Ensure the default (dlink) SSID name is changed. Can be anything and not something that's already in use by any neighboring WiFi routers. Under Setup/Wireless/Manual.
  • Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear. 13 for EU regions. Try channel 48 or 149 on 5Ghz.
  • What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto TPIK and AES.
  • What wireless devices do you have connected?
  • Ensure any devices with WiFi adapter drivers are updated.
  • Any 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz cordless house phones or WiFi APs near by?
  • Any other WiFi routers in the area? Link> Use InSSIDer to find out. How many? Use v3, its free.
Post a picture of your results.


Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials


Further testing shows that, as long as the default settings for the wireless are left intact devices can connect just fine, the moment the SSID or Password are changed, the router stops letting any devices connect wirelessly.

5GHz band is now also unusable, no devices can see or connect to it regardless of the settings for it.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2014, 02:47:00 PM »

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.

Just use the 5500 as an Access Point.  That's about all it's good for (aside from placing it in the box, tossing it in a closet, and letting it collect dust)!  It's difficult to place any trust in D-Link fixing this router to perform as a solid gaming router!  It's a "fix" the broken, but not without "breaking" the working type cycle!  This router had potential, but now is an afterthought with D-Link IMO. 

I've switched router manufacturers for my main router.  I've had less headaches and a MUCH better online gaming experience.  The 5500, IMO, is not top dog for online gaming.  Don't get me wrong, I still own the 5500 (used as an AP), as well as another D-Link router (used as a wireless bridge).  Both serve very well in that aspect.

To be honest, the 5500 was a much better router one year ago with the pre-installed firmware (ver. 1.0).  I'd suggest moving to a different router  manufacturer for online gaming (and overall better home networking), but keep the 5500 as an AP.  You'll be glad you did.  I am!

Hope this helps.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2014, 03:19:39 PM »

Quick tip to all users!
After owning the router for over a year I noticed it doesn't like to be fooled with to much.
I know the stats are there for us to look at but it seems that the more you login just to look around, the more problems you have.
So I think loging in and looking around messes with router performance.

A normal router you just set up & that's it. The 5500 you set up then go back to look at stats or SB.

I mean no disrespect ValutOverseer (when I say this), but why buy a router / own a router that is intended to provide "stats" if you can't analyze them?  Router performance should NEVER be compromised when "loging" in, OR logging in to monitor home networking / online gaming experience.  I wanted this router to "BE THE ROUTER OF ALL ROUTERS", but it hasn't lived up to it's hype.  I still use it as an AP though!   ;D  It works very well for that.  The last three firmwares have all "fixed" issues, but not without "breaking" something else.

I've had the luxury of trying another router manufacturer for home networking / gaming.  The 5500 doesn't come close in comparison.  I do miss some of the GUI features of the 5500, but it's easily overlooked with overall performance!

I've not abandoned D-Link.  Heck, I use the 5500 as an AP and another D-Link router as a wireless bridge.  Both work exceptionally well!!   ;D
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2014, 04:31:56 PM »

The 5500 has had some bumps in the road however again like DarkPGR, you have not proved or provided any details of what your router is doing, nor provided any details on your networking environment nor let us attempt to help you out to see if this maybe a configuration issue, networking environment or an actual HW issue. We can only presume that with your limited information you've provided that the router may not be setup correctly nor FW applied correctly. As mentioned to DarkPGR, we are here to help everyone out and we need more details from each so we can better get an idea of each and everyones environments to better help and provide suggestions and feedback and maybe help get users routers working better and to identify if it's a configuration issue or an actual HW issue. Should it be a HW issue then this would expedite direction for users to contact D-Link support sooner then later and get an RMA.

Since you've moved on to a different primary router, we can only presume that there is a mis-configuration of your 5500 and will either have to wait for the next FW release or maybe you should contact D-Link official support on the phone and get some help there since you don't seem to want to let us help you here.

Good Luck.

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.

Just use the 5500 as an Access Point.  That's about all it's good for (aside from placing it in the box, tossing it in a closet, and letting it collect dust)!  It's difficult to place any trust in D-Link fixing this router to perform as a solid gaming router!  It's a "fix" the broken, but not without "breaking" the working type cycle!  This router had potential, but now is an afterthought with D-Link IMO. 

I've switched router manufacturers for my main router.  I've had less headaches and a MUCH better online gaming experience.  The 5500, IMO, is not top dog for online gaming.  Don't get me wrong, I still own the 5500 (used as an AP), as well as another D-Link router (used as a wireless bridge).  Both serve very well in that aspect.

To be honest, the 5500 was a much better router one year ago with the pre-installed firmware (ver. 1.0).  I'd suggest moving to a different router  manufacturer for online gaming (and overall better home networking), but keep the 5500 as an AP.  You'll be glad you did.  I am!

Hope this helps.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »


Since you've moved on to a different primary router, we can only presume that there is a mis-configuration of your 5500 and will either have to wait for the next FW release or maybe you should contact D-Link official support on the phone and get some help there since you don't seem to want to let us help you here.

Good Luck.

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.

Just use the 5500 as an Access Point.  That's about all it's good for (aside from placing it in the box, tossing it in a closet, and letting it collect dust)!  It's difficult to place any trust in D-Link fixing this router to perform as a solid gaming router!  It's a "fix" the broken, but not without "breaking" the working type cycle!  This router had potential, but now is an afterthought with D-Link IMO. 

I've switched router manufacturers for my main router.  I've had less headaches and a MUCH better online gaming experience.  The 5500, IMO, is not top dog for online gaming.  Don't get me wrong, I still own the 5500 (used as an AP), as well as another D-Link router (used as a wireless bridge).  Both serve very well in that aspect.

To be honest, the 5500 was a much better router one year ago with the pre-installed firmware (ver. 1.0).  I'd suggest moving to a different router  manufacturer for online gaming (and overall better home networking), but keep the 5500 as an AP.  You'll be glad you did.  I am!

Hope this helps.

You can "presume" whatever you want.  I guess some drink the "Kool-Aid" and some are never "wrong" while everyone else is an id!ot because "they don't know what they're doing" when it comes to configuring the 5500.  Oh well, my loss I guess.  It works great as an AP!   ;D

I can certainly provide my router setup and router configuration, along with my ISP (down / up) and modem.  But why?  I've tried just about everything there is to try per suggestions from forum users and other sites.  Until you've tried other routers for home networking / online gaming, please don't assume that those who have tried other routers are home networking illiterate, and there isn't any other alternative to home networking / online gaming but the 5500.  I can understand why your opinion is what it is regarding the 5500 and D-Link products.  I respect that.   8)

I'll continue to use the 5500 as an AP, and the other D-Link router as a wireless bridge.  D-Link does make great products.  I'll continue to use their products.  The 5500 fell short of what it was "presumed".  Sometimes products fall short of expectations.  The 5500 feel short of my expectation, and except for a few forum users, it looks like it fell short for several 5500 owners according to reviews from several online sites, comments here, as well as comments on other web site forums.

 
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 06:55:19 PM »

I agree with everyones expectations and concerns about this router. However when users just come to the forums to just complain about problems with the router and don't offer up any complete details or let us help them, it's hard to believe users in what they say. The forum is for help, information and support, not for ranting. Yes, the 5500 has has some issues and D-Link is aware of them and continues to work on them. However, we are here to figure out what IS the real problem and if it is FW or HW related. It's hard to troubleshoot and help users when they don't give complete information, answer questions for give feedback to questions presented so that we can better help them figure out what is the real problem maybe. There are many factors in setting up Routers and WiFi devices. So for those of use who are trying to help those users out who don't accept our help, Sorry, we take information you give here in the forums with a grain of salt.

Yes, D-Link has some good stuff and some not so good stuff. We still have hopes for continued work with D-Link to help them get the 5500 up to user expectations and earn and keep the trust of D-Links customers for any future needs. This is not the end of the DGL line. There will be continued work.

Good Luck.

Since you've moved on to a different primary router, we can only presume that there is a mis-configuration of your 5500 and will either have to wait for the next FW release or maybe you should contact D-Link official support on the phone and get some help there since you don't seem to want to let us help you here.

Good Luck.

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.

Just use the 5500 as an Access Point.  That's about all it's good for (aside from placing it in the box, tossing it in a closet, and letting it collect dust)!  It's difficult to place any trust in D-Link fixing this router to perform as a solid gaming router!  It's a "fix" the broken, but not without "breaking" the working type cycle!  This router had potential, but now is an afterthought with D-Link IMO. 

I've switched router manufacturers for my main router.  I've had less headaches and a MUCH better online gaming experience.  The 5500, IMO, is not top dog for online gaming.  Don't get me wrong, I still own the 5500 (used as an AP), as well as another D-Link router (used as a wireless bridge).  Both serve very well in that aspect.

To be honest, the 5500 was a much better router one year ago with the pre-installed firmware (ver. 1.0).  I'd suggest moving to a different router  manufacturer for online gaming (and overall better home networking), but keep the 5500 as an AP.  You'll be glad you did.  I am!

Hope this helps.

You can "presume" whatever you want.  I guess some drink the "Kool-Aid" and some are never "wrong" while everyone else is an id!ot because "they don't know what they're doing" when it comes to configuring the 5500.  Oh well, my loss I guess.  It works great as an AP!   ;D

I can certainly provide my router setup and router configuration, along with my ISP (down / up) and modem.  But why?  I've tried just about everything there is to try per suggestions from forum users and other sites.  Until you've tried other routers for home networking / online gaming, please don't assume that those who have tried other routers are home networking illiterate, and there isn't any other alternative to home networking / online gaming but the 5500.  I can understand why your opinion is what it is regarding the 5500 and D-Link products.  I respect that.   8)

I'll continue to use the 5500 as an AP, and the other D-Link router as a wireless bridge.  D-Link does make great products.  I'll continue to use their products.  The 5500 fell short of what it was "presumed".  Sometimes products fall short of expectations.  The 5500 feel short of my expectation, and except for a few forum users, it looks like it fell short for several 5500 owners according to reviews from several online sites, comments here, as well as comments on other web site forums.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 07:42:30 PM »

I agree with everyones expectations and concerns about this router. However when users just come to the forums to just complain about problems with the router and don't offer up any complete details or let us help them, it's hard to believe users in what they say. The forum is for help, information and support, not for ranting. Yes, the 5500 has has some issues and D-Link is aware of them and continues to work on them. However, we are here to figure out what IS the real problem and if it is FW or HW related. It's hard to troubleshoot and help users when they don't give complete information, answer questions for give feedback to questions presented so that we can better help them figure out what is the real problem maybe. There are many factors in setting up Routers and WiFi devices. So for those of use who are trying to help those users out who don't accept our help, Sorry, we take information you give here in the forums with a grain of salt.

Yes, D-Link has some good stuff and some not so good stuff. We still have hopes for continued work with D-Link to help them get the 5500 up to user expectations and earn and keep the trust of D-Links customers for any future needs. This is not the end of the DGL line. There will be continued work.

Good Luck.

Since you've moved on to a different primary router, we can only presume that there is a mis-configuration of your 5500 and will either have to wait for the next FW release or maybe you should contact D-Link official support on the phone and get some help there since you don't seem to want to let us help you here.

Good Luck.

Sounds more like D-Link and this router are just a piece of garbage. 1 YEAR after release and we STILL don't have a single firmware that has at least half of the promised capabilities of the router and D-Link keeps released half-assed beta firmware so they can protect themselves from customers complaining about it and saying that it's up to the customer to use the beta firmware without guarantee of functionality.

I guess it's time to report this to the Better Business Bureau. I would highly recommend other users to do the same.

Just use the 5500 as an Access Point.  That's about all it's good for (aside from placing it in the box, tossing it in a closet, and letting it collect dust)!  It's difficult to place any trust in D-Link fixing this router to perform as a solid gaming router!  It's a "fix" the broken, but not without "breaking" the working type cycle!  This router had potential, but now is an afterthought with D-Link IMO. 

I've switched router manufacturers for my main router.  I've had less headaches and a MUCH better online gaming experience.  The 5500, IMO, is not top dog for online gaming.  Don't get me wrong, I still own the 5500 (used as an AP), as well as another D-Link router (used as a wireless bridge).  Both serve very well in that aspect.

To be honest, the 5500 was a much better router one year ago with the pre-installed firmware (ver. 1.0).  I'd suggest moving to a different router  manufacturer for online gaming (and overall better home networking), but keep the 5500 as an AP.  You'll be glad you did.  I am!

Hope this helps.

You can "presume" whatever you want.  I guess some drink the "Kool-Aid" and some are never "wrong" while everyone else is an id!ot because "they don't know what they're doing" when it comes to configuring the 5500.  Oh well, my loss I guess.  It works great as an AP!   ;D

I can certainly provide my router setup and router configuration, along with my ISP (down / up) and modem.  But why?  I've tried just about everything there is to try per suggestions from forum users and other sites.  Until you've tried other routers for home networking / online gaming, please don't assume that those who have tried other routers are home networking illiterate, and there isn't any other alternative to home networking / online gaming but the 5500.  I can understand why your opinion is what it is regarding the 5500 and D-Link products.  I respect that.   8)

I'll continue to use the 5500 as an AP, and the other D-Link router as a wireless bridge.  D-Link does make great products.  I'll continue to use their products.  The 5500 fell short of what it was "presumed".  Sometimes products fall short of expectations.  The 5500 feel short of my expectation, and except for a few forum users, it looks like it fell short for several 5500 owners according to reviews from several online sites, comments here, as well as comments on other web site forums.

Fair Enough
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