D-Link’s Fastest 802.11N Router Accelerates Maximum Speed From 300 to 450 Megabits Per Second
In a giant leap in wireless networking technology, D-Link announced it is preparing to ship its first 802.11n Wi-Fi router with speeds up to 450 megabits per second*. Most routers on consumer shelves today operate at 300 Mbps or less.
The D-Link Xtreme N 450 Dual Band Router will begin shipping in 2Q, 2009.
Similar in functionality to D-Link’s powerful DIR-855 Xtreme N router, the N 450 will feature Intel Centrino 2 compatibility, both wide area and local area network (WAN/LAN) gigabit ports, SharePort for printer sharing capability, simultaneous dual-band 2.4 and 5 gigahertz performance, three antennas and D-Link Green technology, which saves power through Wi-Fi scheduling and innovative, eco-friendly port activity and cable detection techniques.
The unprecedented speed is made possible by the latest chip design, which allows dual-stream technology for increased data throughput. “It is the next evolution in Wi-Fi performance technology,” says AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link. “We are proud to be able to deliver the next level of speed and performance that our customers demand for their home and business networks.”
Pricing will be announced when the N 450 begins shipping to D-Link’s network of retailers, value-added resellers, distributors and other solution providers.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
** SharePort upgrade is available for the following hardware versions: DIR-625C, DIR-628A1, A2 ; DIR-655 A2, A3, A4; DIR-825 A1; DIR-855 A1, A2; DGL-4500 A1, A2.Where to Buy