As wireless technologies improve at an unprecedented rate, more and more people are finding their home wireless networks overtaxed. The days of single-device networks are long gone; in fact, PC Magazine reports that the average home has seven separate devices connected to its wireless network. Today, laptop computers share space with devices that hardly existed when the first personal routers came onto the market; smartphones, tablets, webcams, network storage units, and Internet-enabled media devices now fight for bandwidth on many home networks. While this wireless proliferation has taken value and functionality to new heights, it has also placed severe demands on home networks across the country.
Fortunately, frustrated wireless users have a solution in the innovative StreamBoost technology now available in D-Link’s latest Gaming Router DGL-5500. Developed by Qualcomm to relieve overburdened wireless networks, StreamBoost is revolutionizing lightning-fast 802.11ac wireless standards by intelligently allocating bandwidth across all wireless devices operating on a single network.
More intelligent than a basic Quality of Service (QoS) solution, StreamBoost offers a creative approach to home data management. StreamBoost automatically analyzes all of the applications on a wireless network to determine how much bandwidth they are using and how much they need to accomplish their tasks. Taking all of this information into account, the technology then strategically allocates available bandwidth among these devices to guarantee that each of them has what it needs without harming the performance of other devices, ensuring an optimal experience for every user on the network.
While StreamBoost works automatically, it also allows for as much customization as you’d like. StreamBoost’s cloud computing user interface allows users to instantly see how much bandwidth each network-connected device is using and manually modify each device’s allocation, if desired. So parents can monitor their children’s bandwidth use or manually prioritize a particularly important video conference or Skype call.
To visualize StreamBoost in action, imagine the wireless activities of an average household. Perhaps one parent is streaming an HD movie on the living room television set, while another is looking up step-by-step driving directions on her smart phone. Meanwhile, a child is playing a multi-player game online, while another is downloading files to her laptop. A traditional router would likely prioritize one or two of these functions over the others, quickly downloading the files while leaving the movie to buffer endlessly. But D-Link’s StreamBoost-equipped router avoids this frustration, guaranteeing that each family member has the share of bandwidth he or she needs.
Don’t let counterproductive bandwidth allocation slow down your home wireless network. With the StreamBoost-enabled next-generation Gaming Router DGL-5500 from D-Link, you can seize the power of strategic data management to meet the whole family’s wireless needs with efficiency and intelligence.