D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router - DGL-4500 Features and Specs

Article Index
D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router
DGL-4500 Features and Specs
DGL-4500 Network Activity Display
DGL-4500 Setup and Configuration
Network Performance and Final Thoughts

Features & Specs:

Before we jump in and see what this router can actually do, let's take a look at the features and specifications of this router according to D-Link.

It's not everyday you come across a device designed solely with the gamer in mind. The D-Link® Xtreme N™ Gaming Router (DGL-4500) is one of those few devices built especially for gamers. Experience the power of our Xtreme N Duo™ wireless technology for data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps* and Gigabit LAN and WAN Ports to get your game on faster than ever before. We've also added an updated version of our award-winning GameFuel™ technology to get your game going smoother. To top it off, we've thrown in a high-performance CPU and a Network Activity Display to give you a serious gaming router.

Nothing ruins a frag-fest faster than lag. GameFuel allows you to customize your network settings to prioritize game traffic so your roommate doesn't hog all the bandwidth while downloading tracks from his favorite 80's hair band.

You can never have too much information. That's why we've included a Network Activity Display to show you what's going on with your router. Check your Internet, LAN, WAN and other various settings all from one screen. We've also included a clock in there so you can see exactly how long you've spent playing the game and not taking out the trash.

Nework Activity Display

Playing by yourself can be fun, but getting online and fragging others is way better. Make sure your wireless signal can make it into the basement with our Xtreme N Duo wireless technology*.

With Xtreme N Duo technology your router also has the power of dualband (2.4 or 5GHz) wireless signals to get your game on in the wireless band of your choice.

Push the limits of networking technology and experience the evolution of gigabit speed. Share broadband Internet, boost network performance and stay competitive in your online games.

Built with the gamer in mind, the Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500) combines our latest GameFuel technology, Gigabit ports, high-performance CPU, and the new Network Activity Display to give you our best gaming router ever.


IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Interface Type
4 Gigabit LAN Ports
1 Gigabit WAN Port
USB Port (for Windows® Connect Now)
Antenna Type
3 External Reverse SMA Dualband Antennas
64/128-bit WEP
WPA™ & WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Advanced Firewall Features
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec
Device Management
Internet Explorer® v6 or later; Mozilla® Firefox® v1.5 or later; or other Java-enabled Browsers
FCC Class B
Item (WxDxH): 4.6” x 7.6” x 1.2”
Packaging (WxDxH): 9.6” x 11.1” x 3.1”
Item: 0.7 lbs
Packaging: 2.0 lbs
1 Year Limited*
Package Contents
Xtreme N™ Gaming Router
3 Detachable Antennas
Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
CD-ROM with Installation Wizard, Product Documentation, World in Conflict™ Content
Minimum System Requirements
Computer with:
  • Windows Vista™**, Windows® XP SP2, or Mac OS® X (v10.4)***
  • Internet Explorer® v6 or Mozilla Firefox® v1.5
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Network Interface Card
  • For Internet Access:
  • Cable or DSL Modem
  • Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Recommended System Requirements
    For Optimal Wireless Performance: Use with D-Link Xtreme N Adapters (DWA-552, DWA-556, DWA-643, or DWA-652)


    On the next page we'll take a look at the Network Activity Display that replaces and enhances standard LEDs on a regular router.