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D-Link has announced the pre-order availability of its D-Link Gaming Router with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology (DGL-5500). It will begin shipping Aug. 1; you can pre-order at at newegg.com for US$199.
The D-Link Gaming Router offers AC1300 wireless speeds with traffic shaping and bandwidth management coupled with four gigabit Ethernet ports.
"The Gaming Router represents the ultimate in high-performance connectivity to give power users the ability and control they need to do what they love online without the concern or interruption of buffering and lag," says Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems. "Today’s action role-playing games and MMOs are more competitive than ever and with limited bandwidth coming into the home, gamers need to ensure they’re making the most of their connectivity to maintain an advantage. With Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, the new Gaming Router is designed to do just that -- shape the network traffic to help gamers do more and lag less."
He adds that the Gaming Router provides:
° 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;
° A StreamBoost engine intelligently allocates bandwidth for lag-free gaming, HD video streaming, and clear VoIP calls;
° Out-of-box traffic shaping that dynamically manages bandwidth with an engine that's app and device aware;
° Cloud-based application profiling that ensures the Gaming Router is constantly up-to-dat;
° WPS Push Button that offers simple, secure setup.