According to D-Link, its upcoming gaming-focused network router, the DGL-5500, will start off with its shipping on August 1. Customers located in the States can pre-order the device now for $199.99 USD. This router uses Qualcomm’s StreamBoost technology to prioritize specific apps and games.
The DGL-5500 is basically a dual-band router offering wireless speeds up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band for Wireless AC devices, and up to 450 Gbps on the 5 GHz channel for Wireless N devices. The router is based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac technology, and features Qualcomm’s StreamBoost engine which cleverly manages and forms traffic, catering each device and application the main concern and bandwidth necessary for most favorable performance.
The router constitutes of crowd-sourced application profile creation, a cloud-based updating system to make sure that it is consistently kept up-to-date as new apps and games are released for enahanced performance, advanced UPnP support, and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired gaming. It also includes the Security features such as WPS and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2). The router’s overall size is 9.8 x 6.5 x 2.8 inches.
Since, the device has all what it undertakes to uphold various wireless links simultaneously (to PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc.), along with the device also get five Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. Out of them one connects the router to a modem and the others let four other systems share the bandwidth additionally.
Moreover, USB 2.0 port, i.e. for network storage of some kind, like an HDD/SSD or NAS, or a printer), and there’s plenty for StreamBoost to deal with.