Not Just a Gaming Router
Overall this is a great router that provides some of the most advanced features available today. The cost, which to me is what will hold most from taking the plunge, is driven up by the dual-band and the StreamBoost technology. While this router is pitched as a gaming router I think it can easily serve as the primary router in a home with many Internet-enabled devices.
D-Link's current best performing 11ac router
D-Link's DGL-5500 (with a just-released firmware update) offers performance superior to past D-Link 11ac routers. The new Streamboost feature did give video streaming a true boost in testing. However, the refreshed web-based interface needs some enhancements.
There are just too many negatives to recommend this router, in spite of its aggressive pricing. Unimpressive range, low file sharing throughput, problems with 2.4 GHz 40 MHz mode connections and even its inability to properly communicate its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) status are all reasons to leave it on the shelf.
More user-configurable security features
Even though the DIR-505 currently commands a premium price, I'd still probably opt to purchase it - primarily because it does have WPS and is Wi-Fi Certified. However, I'm certain that a lot of consumers will buy a less expensive, non-certified product and gamble that it will work with their equipment. But I also suspect that D-Link will face a lot of pricing pressure from the TP-LINK TL-WR700N and other devices that perform similar duties and cost much less.
Small and compact, Integrated power
The D-Link DIR-505 doesn't offer stellar connection speeds weren't stellar, but they were fast enough and dependable enough to give you decent wireless while out on the road. Although the design presents some niggles, this is handy solution to the connection woes of travelling workers.
Rugged build-quality, compact size
The D-Link DIR-505, priced at Rs. 2,299 should definitely be considered as an essential piece of hardware in your travelling kit. The rugged build-quality, compact size and quick configuration are its USP and we recommend this product for every office and business traveller.
I got this router and like the other comments I was a little disappointed with range. I was just kind of dealing with it, it was still better then my netgear dual band router, but it didn't give me the coverage i was expecting. Amped Tech support contacted me and said they have addressed the issue with firmware upgrade. After the upgrade the range was much better!
Great router with tons of features
Overall the Amped Wireless R200000G High Power Dual Band Router is a great router with tons of features, a nice looking GUI, and solid wireless speeds. While Amped Wireless is marketing R200000G as an "Extended Range" device, we didn't experience a tremendous step-up in range over our other top-of-the-line routers.
Best for WAP Hardware Wired
So far throughput speed on the TL-ER6120 seems a bit faster. I'll have to contact TP-LINK engineers to see what's in one. There is no reference to what's inside except for the memory and buffering. The ESR600H is really quick though on the WiFi side even on 802.11g in a mix mode. Time will tell on that one when I run it through the paces here.
Doesn't have much range
My cable provider just installed this modem. It works OK, but its range is limited. Unlike other routers that I've owned, this one does not have any antennas to extend its range. I would not purchase this router for this reason. OK if you simply want WIFI in near proximity to the router, but not adequate for whole house coverage.
Even with better two-stream performance, my bottom line on the WNDR4500 hasn't changed. The WNDR4500's overall performance just isn't head-and-shoulders above everyone else's. And I really think NETGEAR messed up by giving it a subset of the features of its less-expensive WNDR3800 sibling. If you don't need three-stream N, you can give the WNDR4500 a pass. If you're set on a high-end NETGEAR router, the WNDR3800 would be your choice for features and the WNDR4000 for performance.
Compact and neatly designed
There's plenty to like about the Netgear WNDR4500. It's compact and neatly designed, and the setup process is tremendously straightforward. Right now, Netgear's Genie app is of more interest to novice users, but if the company can deliver on the upgrades it has told us about, it may prove its worth to the more technically-minded. Wireless performance proved stable and connection speeds good, and for basic file sharing and streaming, at least the USB ports are useful.
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