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D-Link Gaming Router (DGL-5500L)

MSRP: $199.99

Offering next-generation AC1300 wireless speeds, the D-Link Gaming Router (DGL-5500) features Qualcomm StreamBoost technology designed to deliver a robust connected experience to users of all devices on a home network by intelligently managing and shaping traffic, and giving each device and application the priority and bandwidth required for optimal performance. Unprecedented bandwidth allocation and control features create a harmonious network where applications no longer need to compete for bandwidth, and issues such as buffering video streams, glitchy voice chats and online game latency are minimized. The intuitive StreamBoost interface is designed to allow users to view all computers, tablets, phones, and other connected devices on a home network, as well as the applications they are using and the real-time bandwidth usage of each.

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Equipped with GameFuel from StreamBoost, the Gaming Router 5000 features the first consumer router platform that can intelligently manage Internet traffic by both application and device. StreamBoost first analyzes the traffic that is flowing through a router to quickly determine which applications are running. It can also detect other important information such as the resolution of the device that is running the application or a particular video stream, whether or not it is latency sensitive. StreamBoost's policy engine then applies an optimal policy to that traffic flow in relation to the others that are going through the router to ensure each flow is being given the optimal amount of bandwidth. For example, StreamBoost ensures a streaming video gets the optimal amount of bandwidth based on its resolution, an online game gets low latency, and large file downloads, torrents, and updates get the remaining available bandwidth. This is an advanced form of traffic management that gives consumer routers the power to fully optimize the user's Internet traffic.

GameFuel with StreamBoost incorporates a cloud-based service that ensures that each router always has the latest detection and policy profiles. The router will offer best-in-class application performance out of the box, and will improve over time as the detection and policy algorithms are constantly improved via the cloud service.

A browser-accessible interface gives users a graphic representation of the home network in real-time, so that every device, and the current application on that device, is visible to the user. They then will be able to see the bandwidth usage from each application or device. The interface can be used to adjust the priority of each device to ensure the best experience for a particular home network . Thus consumers' favorite online activities which require network responsiveness, such as streaming content or engaging in multiplayer online gaming, are never compromised.


Consumers are weary of choppy video and VoIP call quality as well as online games that require an optimal network response. Customers may blame their ISPs or their end point devices, but the truth is that most of these problems are related to two things: 1) how the application uses the network; and 2) how the home's router is dealing with the traffic generated by each application.

Featuring GameFuel with StreamBoost, the Gaming Router 5000 intelligently manages Internet traffic by both application and device. StreamBoost first analyzes the traffic that is flowing through a router to quickly determine which applications are running. The Gaming Router 5000 then applies an optimal policy to that traffic flow in relation to the other applications that are going through the router to ensure each flow is being given the optimal amount of bandwidth. This is an advanced form of traffic management that gives consumer routers the power to fully optimize the user's Internet traffic. In addition, the Gaming Router 5000 incorporates a cloud-based service that ensures the router always has the latest detection and policy profiles.


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D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit, or connect with D-Link on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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