The DI-624 and DGS-1008D both are two of D-Link's award winning networking products, while the DI-624 is an 802.11g Turbo Mode (108Mbps) the DGS-1008D is a Gigabit unmanaged switch. To deliver unparalleled speed through both wireless and wired connections, D-Link has merged both of these products into a single device. In this review, we have the privilege of presenting the D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router. Some other features to emerge with the DGL-4300 are an optimized gaming experience through GameFuel Technology and an improved GUI for device management.
· Optimized Gaming Experience with GameFuel Technology
· Up to 108Mbps* 802.11g Wireless Connectivity
· 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
· Customizable Settings for Games and Applicationsa
· One Fast Ethernet 10/100 WAN port which supports virtually all broadband Internet connections
· Four Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing LAN ports
· 5dBi high-gain antenna for exceptional wireless signal coverage
· Fine-tuned web GUI enhancements for seamless device management
· Protect your wireless data with support for both Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
· Integrated Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall help protect against hackers, wardrivers, and other unauthorized users
· Create versatile Access Control policies to control network access based on time, date, websites, and/or applications
· Disable SSID Broadcast and MAC Filtering features protect against unauthorized access from your wireless network
· Supports Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through to create a secure connection to office networks
Unpackaging the D-Link DGL-4300 we found the D-Link DGL-4300 GamerLounge Gaming Router, detachable antenna, CAT5 Ethernet cable, power adapter, CD-ROM with manual, quick install guide, vertical stands, and four rubber feet. From our measurements, the detachable antenna is about 18cm long, which is quite an improvement over the 9cm antenna used by the D-Link DI-624. Now about the aesthetics, the rubber feet and vertical stands are the same color as previous D-Link devices, which are more of a gray than black, so mainly if you’re using the vertical stand it may look a bit off with the grey stand and black shell. While we're on the topic of the feet/stands, the Gaming Router retains the same size as previous D-Link devices such as the DI-624, DSM-604H, DGS-1005D so the DGL-4300 can easily stack upon current D-Link products.