I've had a chance to play with a DGL-4100 for a week..
Bought it off the forums from another VRZer...
As it's a wired-only GB router, no issues about wireless here..
Here's a little problem or shall i say limitation i encountered with the latest f/w i got off Dlink's website for the DGL-4100
I'm a very heavy torrent/direct download user.. Hardcore if u might put it...
My uTorrent is a hacked client that does not really obey the law of BT..
In short, it's hacked to do more of leeching that regular BTing..
My settings for uTorrent is crazy, nonetheless, connections per torrent is set at 500, max connections is set at 2048.
When i do HTTP download via DL manager, same thing..
i open 10 - 20 TCP connections per file and i can d/l 5 to 10 files at 1 go..
My MOL Premium (12mbps) is possibly maxed out at 900+ KB/s (i tink SH capped it)..
So when i go on a downloading spree, BT + HTTP download, my network will sort of freeze..
When i try to load a IE page, it will NOT load at all, it will just show waiting for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx for a very long time...
But the downloads will still continue.. And when my sis is WoWing, her connection will slow to near freeze also..
When i stop the BT, and just do HTTP (port 80) downloads (3 files, at 10 connections per file) and at max speed (set to no limit in Flashget)..
Same thing, i can't even load VRForums in IE!!
Flashget shows 700+kb/s in download bandwidth..
Once i stop the HTTP downloads, everything resumes normally after a few secs..
QoS/Gamefuel was not enabled at this time.
After this, i sold away the DGL-4100 and went back to a DD-WRT 2.4 Linksys WRT45G v2.2..
Doing the same thing, HTTP DL + BT, my IE does not freeze, everything is ok..
Only problem is that on my sis PC, it's abit laggy when i do massing downloading..
But the lag was not as bad as on the DGL-4100 when i mass download..
We're all using wired and not wireless here. as my house has direct Cat 5es running to every room from my room where i put the router..
Since then, i have been wondering if the DGL-4300 will end up the same as the DGL-4100 if i torture it with my kind of usage?
How about the DIR-655?? Will it exhibit such a behaviour at heavy loads?
Kinda apprehensive to throw $260 for it and then realise it performs worst than a $60 WRT54G running DD-WRT..
At least that's what i encountered for the DGL-4100...
Have not been able to find much technical specs on the Dlink routers..
ie, SoC clock Speed, on-board ram/flash, etc..
Well, the Linksys wrt54g was on loan from a friend, i have to return it next week..
So i went to buy a Buffalo WHR-G54S for $79 just now and loaded it with Tomato..
Will do a stress-test next week or so when i have the time and report on how it fars vs the WRT54G..