D-Link reveals Gaming Router

Network vendor reveals first 802.11ac-based routed specifically designed for gamers; intelligently appropriates bandwidth for connected devices.


Today during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, network vendor D-Link announced a new router designed specifically for gamers. GameSpot sister site CNET reports that D-Link's new offering--called the Gaming Router (model DGL-5500)--is the first 802.11ac-based router built with gamers in mind.

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The Gaming Router is the first on the market to support Qualcomm's new StreamBoost technology as well as the chipmaker's 802.11ac chip.

The StreamBoost technology allows the router to appropriate the required amount of Internet speed a connected device needs at a given time, instead of affording all attached devices the same amount of bandwidth.

With regard to design, D-Link's new Gaming Router is cylindrical. The device will be available by the end of spring 2013, with pricing information becoming available at a later date. For more on all things CES 2013, stay current with CNET's special event landing page.

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