D-Link is prepping their latest gaming router, the DGL-5500, for launch and has announced that pre-orders are now live. Newegg and the D-Link Shop are currently taking orders for the $199.99 unit, which is set to ship on August 1. The DGL-5500, detailed below, follows previous entries in the line by allowing users to allocate bandwidth towards preferred applications, from specific games to streaming apps such as Netflix. The company also touts its StreamBoost interface as an easy way for users to view all connected devices on a home network as well as monitor the bandwidth usage of each device.
The Gaming Router (DGL-5500) will be available on August 1 for $199.99.
• AC 1300 wireless performance of up to 1300Mbps (867AC+450N), based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac technology, designed for greater throughput range for all high demand wireless devices
• StreamBoost engine intelligently allocates bandwidth for lag-free gaming, HD video streaming, and clear VoIP calls –prioritizes apps and games like Netflix, YouTube, StarCraft II, BitTorrent, VUDU and Pandora, as well as network devices with an easy-to-use user interface
• Out-of-box traffic shaping dynamically manages bandwidth with a sophisticated engine that is app and device aware to provide the best user experience to all connected devices
• Cloud-based application profiling ensures the Gaming Router is constantly up-to-date as new apps and games are released for optimized performance
• 4 Gigabit LAN Ports offer blazing fast wired speeds for demanding applications
• WPS Push Button offers simple, secure setup