Pros The router is all around a good buy at this time. I haven't had any problems like all the other listed reviews, that's why I decided to review it myself.
Cons I do wish the display had a setting that would allow you to keep the display on at all times. It's very bright at night, in the dark. So maybe they took that into consideration...
Summary I really like this router and all the features. The range is great, and performance has been exeptional.
"Worst router"on by WannaRip2278
Pros Their is nothing good about this router it simply doesnt work
Cons Lockups, does nothing as advertised, online gaming has alot of lag. LCD screen stays on for 30 seconds and is useless. Dlink can not fix FW issues. Its been a year. Has to be reset constantly for PS3 and home comp. Runs hot
Summary This router is horrible. It kicks your modem offline, locksup and does absolutely nothing as advertised. DLink has been trying to fix it for a year and they cannot fix it. Go to DGL4500 forum and see for yourself. I spent 200 on this router and I am very dissapointed. DLINK banned me in their forum yesterday because I asked for advice on the new netgear wndr3700 router. They have banned or deleted members for speaking their mind. The range on this router is also terrible. My other computer is right next door and it couldnt reach. Do yourself a favor and read through the Dlink DGL4500 forums and see for yourself how their are no happy customers at all. Their are many more issues that I have not mentioned also. Bottom line this router is a waste of money, its flawed and their are much better routers available for 200.00
Pros Everything works and works reliably with this router, including multiple VPN connections from multiple virtual machines running on the same computer. Those who reported poor stability most likely never upgraded from the default firmware level.
Cons Hard to come up with. If possible I would like to disable blue light on the front surface.
Pros I am getting the most speed out of my ISP even in wireless. Unbelievable speeds than my dlink G router.
Cons I have just used for three days so as of now I dont have one.
Summary Excellent Performance !! I am getting the most speed out of my ISP even in wireless. Unbelievable speeds than my dlink G router.
Pros looks great, fast, simple to set up, powerful, reliable, shareport feature is a bonus (can share a printer or hard drive/memory stick using the router and its USB port)
Cons Pricey, firmware needs to be updated out of the box.
Summary I believe this is a great router, however I have only had it a couple of weeks, but so far it has been up since I set it up and no reboots or lockups. One thing to note, the hardware shipped with the older 1.12 firware (Purchased 01/08/2009. I had to update the router to take advantage of the SharePort feature. Updated to 1.15 which was released 11/10/2008 so they are still updating the router. Some early reviews blamed the router to be unstable or frustrated users on forums blamed D-link for not releasing updates to fix issues and thought they were abandoned, however there appears to be a few updates in the latter half of 2008 that have made the router a solid performer which is expected for the price ($178 CDN)
SharePort is handy, basically you can plug anything USB into it and then the router can share that out to any PC's connected to the network (software installation necessary)
The OLED screen defenitely adds to the cool factor, you really dont use it much but it will impress your friends with its vibrant display.
Web admin is responsive with very little lag or freezes, lots of advanced features. Havent had a good test of the gamerfuel yet but will soon after I build that new Core i7 system. review was based on 1.15 firware which I reccomend everyone download if they purchase this router.