By Terry Currier
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The D-Link Rush is an Xtreme N 600 Duo HD MediaBridge kit and is D-Link’s fastest, most far-reaching and most secure wireless device yet. It takes home networking to a new level of performance for homeowners who demand the fastest streaming possible of high-definition content, such as movies, HD video and photos. There is no need to replace the home router – it boosts the power of any existing 802.11 a, b, g or n router with up to 600Mbps speed and greater signal coverage.
The D-Link Touch blends power, speed, range, security, functionality and energy efficiency into one economical router for homes or small businesses with increasing multimedia applications. Its concurrent dual-band capabilities and three data streams support data transfer rates up to 450Mbps. It sports a 3-inch interactive touch screen for easy setup, configuration and management of the router and Internet traffic.
The D-Link Wireless N Pocket Router is an ideal travel companion featuring multi-mode functionality. It can be used either as a wireless router to create an 802.11n Wi-Fi network anywhere one is needed, or as an access point (AP) to add Wi-Fi to an existing wired network. It is small enough for travellers to carry with them, includes a travel case for convenience and SharePort™ technology to enable users to share USB devices.
mydlink -- D-Link’s path to the future of digital home connectivity will be paved with mydlink-enabled products created for people who long for truly Plug-and-Play. mydlink provides easy and straightforward access to all things digital in the home from an intuitive, convenient website (www.mydlink.com).
NetEasy is the newest software program from D-Link designed to improve the complete user experience for all of our products. It makes installation and setup quicker, easier and nearly automatic. It improves the user’s ability to manage their networked devices and receive valuable status information. It improves access to the core functions and cross-functions of those devices. And, it decreases the user’s need to obtain technical support by offering proactive troubleshooting NetEasy will be rolled out beginning Q1 2010 with our Xtreme N Wireless Router.
The D-Link Powerline 11n Wi-Fi Router is D-Link’s first Powerline router that combines both technologies into a single device for greater flexibility when creating a home network. While offering powerful wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking, it also taps into the existing powerlines running through the walls, extending the home network into rooms where the Wi-Fi signal might not be strong enough.
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Introduced the world’s fastest PowerLine Communication (PLC) product with its PowerNet 1G (SRP: $300). With PLC technology it instantly turns a home's electrical wiring system into a high speed Ethernet network – empowering users to bring a reliable and secure broadband connection into any room at speeds as much as 3X faster than all PLC products currently on the market.
At this previously unattainable speed, users of the PowerNet 1G can simultaneously stream and download 1080p content on demand to their Blu-ray Disc™ players, DVRs, network TVs, game consoles, and other devices.
It also features proprietary PLC filters that help prevent noise on the home’s AC power lines. The result is a cleaner data signal at much higher bandwidths to enable the speeds needed to deliver multiple 1080p file streams simultaneously.
Plugging two new devices incorporating HomePlug® AV-certified powerline technology: the diminutive Powerline 200 AV Adapter Kit (XAVB2001) and the Powerline 200 AV+ Adapter Kit (XAVB2501) with a filtered “pass-through” power socket. These networking kits incorporate the latest in design and technology innovations to support performance surpassing that of existing solutions by as much as 20 percent. These solutions enable high-performance applications such as HD video streaming, Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet gaming, and large file transfers to networked devices over existing electrical wiring in environments where wireless network performance may be challenged.
Powerline technology enables consumers to create a 10/100 Ethernet connection from any ordinary electrical outlet, thus eliminating the need to run new cables and lowering the overall cost to deploy a high-speed data network. Consumers can extend the range of their home network with these affordable, simple-to-install adapters, especially those consumers who use Internet-connected devices that demand high bandwidth.
The NETGEAR Powerline 200 AV Adapter Kit (XAVB2001), features up to 200 Mbps performance through powerline. It’s distinguished by its compact size, smaller than a deck of cards and up to 50 percent smaller than competing products. The kit (XAVB2001) containing two adapters will be available at an MSRP in the U.S. of $149. Single adapters (XAV2001) will have an MSRP in the U.S. of $79.
The HomePlug-certified NETGEAR Powerline 200 AV+ Adapter Kit (XAVB2501) shares the same performance and design benefits as the Powerline 200 AV Adapter Kit (XAVB2001), but differs from its sister product in offering a unique integrated filtered power socket for “pass-through” capability. This ensures that customers don’t cannibalize an existing wall power socket with the adapter. The kit (XAVB2501) containing two adapters will be available an MSRP of $169. Single adapters (XAV2501) will have an MSRP in the U.S. of $89. Photos and other information are at
Debuting three new full-featured Wireless-N routers which share many outstanding features: Live Parental Controls and content filtering to protect any device on the network; multiple SSID capability for setting up guest networks; Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), VPN (Virtual Private Network) pass-through and Denial of Service protection; automatic Quality of Service for reliable video, voice and gaming; a broadband usage meter; and energy-saving on/off switches for both power and Wi-Fi®.
Two of the new routers are compatible with high-speed 3G/4G/WiMAX cellular networks and can be used as a primary Internet connection making them ideal for mobile professionals, and rural locations. By plugging an external 3G/4G/WiMAX modem into the new 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000), customers can quickly set up a fixed or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot virtually anytime, anywhere, with the ability to share a single high-speed cellular subscription with multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices such as a PC, iPhone, iPod Touch®, PSP®, etc.
The Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) offers dual Wide Area Network (WAN) options for Internet access: to a DSL network via a built-in ADSL2+ modem and to a high-speed cellular network via an external 3G/4G/WiMAX USB modem. It is the first wireless-N router in the retail market to offer customers an automatic DSL-to-3G/4G/WiMAX cellular failover feature in case of a DSL outage — ideal for small businesses that need a reliable backup Internet connection with zero downtime.
In addition they have the Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem (DGN2200) for consumers and small businesses. It unites 802.11n wireless and high-speed access to DSL broadband via an integrated ADSL2+ modem. It offers the same outstanding features as the Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) but does not offer a cellular connection for failover. The routerwill be available in March 2010 at an MSRP in the U.S. of $129.
No Geek Needed www.nogeekneeded.com
Their new router is an easy solution to getting online, allowing users to create a fast, secure, wireless environment powerful enough to cover their living space in three minutes or less. When users open the box for the Wireless N Router they’ll find the router, two color-coded Ethernet cables, a power adapter, an antenna (two antennas for the home version) and the signature No Geek Needed™ Quick Start Poster written for non-geeks. They just stick in the antenna, plug the cables into the color-coded ports, plug in the adapter, follow the simple on screen prompts, and they’re all set up with a robust wireless network. There’s even a secure password built in to keep customer data safe.
In the rare chance a user needs a helping hand, No Geek Needed™ has live English-speaking human beings ready to provide free support 24/7. The router optimized for the dorm or apartment is available now for the suggested retail price of $55. The router for the home is also available now at the anticipated retail price of $65.
Note prices stated are rounded up.
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