D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced that its first products based on Draft 802.11n technology will be available this month, providing greater real-world throughput, range and security in wireless home and office environments at speeds that mirror wired Ethernet networks.
The D-Link RangeBooster N(TM) 650 series of wireless routers and network adapters incorporate the latest features made possible by IEEE's 802.11n Draft specifications which, when officially ratified by the organization, will serve as the new high-performance industry standard for wireless networking with seamless interoperability and compatibility with existing and future products, including ease of installation and use.
By offering the new Draft 802.11n products early, D-Link is able to meet increasing customer demand for faster data throughput speeds, broader wireless coverage and increased stability in the home and small office/home office (SOHO) with heavier data traffic and bandwidth-intensive applications.
D-Link's RangeBooster N 650 routers and adapters make up the Platinum Plus Series, part of the company's extensive family of tiered wireless networking products, giving users more choices and benefits of a high-quality wireless environment.
Ratification of the IEEE 802.11n standard has been eagerly anticipated for more than three years as manufacturers seek to deliver higher data throughput speeds for wireless networks. The standard's goal is to equal and/or surpass 100 megabits per second (Mbps) speeds, typical of conventional Ethernet network connections.
Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link said, "Our new RangeBooster N 650 is the perfect wireless platform for consumers looking for ultimate performance from their wireless network. It is designed to deliver more than enough bandwidth and range to handle intensive transfers of video, voice, data and next-generation media and content streaming to all corners of their digital home."
The D-Link RangeBooster N 650 products will be first on the market to be powered by the AR5008 chipset, based on the Draft 802.11n specifications, from Atheros Communications, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif.
Pricing and Availability
D-Link's new RangeBooster N 650 router (DIR-635) and optional adapters will be available later this month but can be pre-ordered at the D-Link online store with manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) set at $159.99 for the router, $119.99 each for the RangeBooster N Desktop Adapter (DWA-547) and RangeBooster N USB 2.0* Adapter (DWA-142), and $99.99 for the RangeBooster N CardBus Adapter (DWA-645).