Doug Olenick On Jan 8 2013 - 1:00am

D-Link Introduces Gaming, Travel Routers


LAS VEGAS — D-Link will introduce two new routers at International CES: the Gaming Router 5500L and the SharePort Go Plus travel router.

The Gaming Router 5500L, $269, has Gigabit AC data-transfer speeds of up to 1.3GBps in 802.11ac with another 450MBps in 802.11n mode. The router features intelligent bandwidth allocation and comes with access to MyDlink Cloud services.

For gamers the router has four Gigabit ports and contains GameFuel and a Stream- Boost QoS engine. StreamBoost automatically manages a connection, routing new devices that join a network, creating optimal allocation for lag-free gaming, clearer VoIP calls and smooth HD streaming.

The 5500L also features D-Link’s Shareport mobile app, allowing content streaming to mobile devices.

The SharePort Go Plus, $119, is being marketed as a mobile travel router to set up media streaming outside the home.

The battery powered router shares data when an external storage device is plugged into the USB port. It then transmits the content to any nearby Wi-Fi enabled device that has the Shareport app installed.

The Go Plus can also act as a 2 by 2 wireless hot spot to share a single Internet connection.

There is also an optional camera module that can snap into the USB port. This can be used for live streaming video.

With the camera module, pricing goes to $169.

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