Questions about D-Link DGL-4100/DGL-4300 Gaming Router with GameFuel Technology.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by ghstbstr, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. ghstbstr

    ghstbstr Guest

    D-Link DGL-4100 Wired Gigabit Gaming Router

    D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless Gigabit Gaming Router

    I have what is probably some stupid questions, but I need to ask before I
    buy one of the two routers listed above.
    This "Optimized Gaming Experience with GameFuel Technology" does it work
    either wired or wireless? Like if I get the D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless Gigabit
    Gaming Router and if I would connect my PC and my Xbox360 to it by wired
    connection to this wireless router will this "Optimized Gaming Experience
    with GameFuel Technology" still work or since it is a wireless router it
    only works with wireless connections?
    Does this "Optimized Gaming Experience with GameFuel Technology" really make
    that much of a difference for gaming on a PC and on an Xbox360?

    ghstbstr, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. Not quite a Vista question, but as I have a DGL-4300....

    Basically, their "GameFuel" is traffic shaping. The DGL does a brute-force
    bandwidth test on your connection when it starts up to determine your
    up-stream and down-stream bandwidth. You can configure it with rules to
    make sure that gaming traffic doesn't get crushed by other TCP flows on the
    connection. (i.e. Junior is upstairs running nine copies of BitTorrent.) I
    like it because I can prioritize my VoIP traffic.

    GameFuel is part of their routing mechanism, regardless of wired or
    wireless. The wireless version still has several GigE ports for wired
    connections as well.
    Michael A. Bishop \(MSFT\), Feb 14, 2007
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