Ever since we unveiled StreamBoost™ at CES earlier this year, the excitement for it has been building. Now the wait is nearly over with the first StreamBoost powered router available for pre-order in the US: The D-Link® DGL-5500 Gaming Router with Qualcomm® StreamBoost and VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
With the average broadband connection in American homes only at 7.4Mbps, and with connections across the world ranging from 3 to 50 Mbps, the explosion of online media presents a conflict in the home network. Web surfing competes with streaming video, video chat competes with games and downloads compete with everything. Yet, this isn’t an issue of bandwidth, but rather one that can be tackled with intelligent network management.