D-Link DGL-5500 IEEE 802.11ac Wireless Router - 2.40 GHz ISM Band - 5 GHz UNII Band - 1300 Mbps Wireless Speed - 4 x Network Port - 1 x Broadband Port - USB - Gigabit Ethernet Desktop

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Mfg Part#: DGL-5500
Rakuten.com Sku: 250598379
UPC: 790069394980
UPC 14: 00790069394980
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Product Description

You are a gamer. A streamer. A competitor. A watcher. A consumer. You are all these things and more. Connect with something powerful enough to keep up with you. D-Link’s Gaming Router features powerful traffic shaping technology that gives you real-time control over your bandwidth so that – whatever you’re into – you can do more and lag less.

QoS has been promising to solve the problem of multiple, simultaneous web users for years, without ever fully delivering. So when we got our hands on StreamBoost we were as skeptical as you likely are. Until we experienced the performance. StreamBoost isn’t QoS — it’s something much more powerful. A sophisticated Traffic Shaping engine intelligently manages bandwidth in ways traditional QoS engines can’t touch. And because it is both app-aware and device-aware, you can be confident that the indignity and inconvenience of lag has become a thing of the past.

The next big thing is always around the corner. And whether it’s an expansive MMO, a competitive FPS, or the newest RTS, the demands made on your limited bandwidth often create interruptions in packet delivery and a poor gaming session. StreamBoost automatically adjusts and controls Internet bandwidth using a sophisticated Traffic Shaping engine. Much more than a simple QoS, Traffic Shaping actually reserves segments of your Internet bandwidth when the application is detected by the router. With a unique cloud-based updating and crowd-sourced profile creation system, the Gaming Router is always evolving to offer the best experiences for the newest apps, games and devices. Background applications like large file downloads, Cloud Storage SYNCs, and system updates no longer have to be suspended for game or movie time. What does this mean? Happy gamers. Happy roommates. And the best online experience you’ve ever had.


• Qualcomm StreamBoost technology - sophisticated traffic shaping engine

• Application detection
• Device detection
• Opt-in cloud updates with crowd-sourced profiles
• Wireless AC1300 - dual-band speeds up to 450 Mbps (2.4GHz) & 867 Mbps (5GHz)
• Backwards compatible with 802.11a/g/n
• Gigabit Ethernet
• Internal smart antennas
• Setup wizard for easy configuration
• Network Address Translation (NAT)
• Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
• Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP)


• 2.4 GHz: IEEE 802.11g/n
• 5 GHz: IEEE 802.11n, 802.11ac (draft)
Physical Features:
• Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet ports
• One (1) Gigabit WAN port
• USB 2.0
• WPS Push Button
• Reset button
• Power/WPS LED
• Internet LED

• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)

Power Specifications:
• Input: 100-240V 50/60 Hz 0.6A
• Output: 12V --- 2A

Unit Dimensions:
• 7.54 x 3.9 x 4.68-inches (H x W x D)
• Weight: 0.77 lbs

Package Includes:
• D-Link DGL-5500 Gamerlounge Gaming Router
• AC power adapter
• Ethernet cable
• Quick Install Guide


Tech Features Product Type Wireless Router
Wireless Router
Tech Features Broadband Transmission Technology Ethernet
Tech Features Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11ac
Tech Features ISM Band Yes
Tech Features UNII Band Yes
Tech Features ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
2.40 GHz
Tech Features UNII Maximum Frequency 5 GHz
5 GHz
Tech Features Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Tech Features USB Yes
Tech Features Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Tech Features Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Tech Features PoE (RJ-45) Port No
Tech Features Height 9.8"
Tech Features Width 2.8"
Tech Features Depth 6.5"
Tech Features Wireless Transmission Speed 1300 Mbps
1300 Mbps
Tech Features Brand Name D-Link
Tech Features Form Factor Desktop
Tech Features Manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc
D-Link Systems, Inc
Tech Features Product Model DGL-5500
Tech Features Product Name DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 with StreamBoost Technology
DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 with StreamBoost Technology
Tech Features Manufacturer Part Number DGL-5500
Tech Features Package Contents
  • DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 with StreamBoost Technology
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • DGL-5500 Gaming Router AC1300 with StreamBoost Technology
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
Tech Features Limited Warranty 2 Year
2 Year
Tech Features Weight (Approximate) 12.32 oz
12.32 oz

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    Good deal! 10/12/2015
    Mako from Tallahassee FL  

    Good deal! I was having trouble with it until I upgraded the firmware. Easy to setup. Good GUI. Can't beat the range especially on N. Covers whole house (2 story 3100sq ft). Was considering 2 routers with my old setup but now it's not necessary.

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    All good 10/9/2015

    I've been using my DGL-4500 since what seems like the dawn of time. With the exception of firmware issues years ago, it's been solid. So the DGL-5500 was the next logical step. It was a breeze to set up, has strong broadcast and decent speed, for less than a dinner for two at Applebee's. Overall I'm very satisfied. If it lasts half as long as its predecessor I'll be happy. It's good, but not great.

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    good 12/10/2014

    good router

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    Works as intended. 12/1/2014
    JR from California  

    Works as intended. Very fast connections that never drop throughout the house. I received the product in great condition. Thanks Rakuten!

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    Super Performance 11/10/2014
    Ray from Mooresville  

    Great value, used points to further reduce the price.

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