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ASUS WL-160N 802.11n USB 2.0 Wireless Card Announced

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Enjoy Compact Wireless with Rapid Data Transfers With The World’s Smallest 802.11n USB 2.0 Wireless Card

To cater to users who require a wireless USB solution that is both compact and fast, ASUS has released the ASUS WL-160N — the world’s smallest 802.11n USB 2.0 wireless card. This small and compact marvel supports the latest 802.11n draft 2.0 specifications for fast data transfers; and is fully compatible with 802.11b/g standards.

Slim and Small Outlook
Designed with a compact and small outlook — with dimensions of only 9cm(L) * 2.7cm(W) * 0.9cm(H), the WL-160N is the world’s smallest 802.11n USB 2.0 card. With such a small size, the WL-160N is ideally matched with your PC and NB sizes and can fit easily into cramped environments.

WL-160N

Full Device Compatibility with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Recognizing the value of the new WiFi standard, ASUS’ WL-160N has been honored with the accolade of being a WI-FI CERTIFIED™ 802.11n Draft 2.0 product. This wireless card is also backward compatible with previous 802.11 b/g standards – making it recognized for industry-wide interoperability and adherence to security protocols. Utilizing MIMO technology, the WL-160N will have a throughput of over 100Mbps — faster than most normal wired solutions. It will also reduce deadspots and provide improved coverage distances in comparison to previous G standards. Truly, with breakthrough technology that produces the fastest and smallest wireless cards, you’d be hard pressed not to choose the ASUS WL-160N.

Flexible OS Support
The WL-160N is able to provide support for multiple operating systems — Windows Vista 32 and 64 bit versions, as well as Mac OS 10.3 and 10.4 versions. A user-friendly setup wizard makes it simple to setup by installing the driver and following simple instructions.

Comprehensive Networking Support
The WL-160N works in both an ad-hoc network mode as well as an infrastructure network mode. To enhance its functions to provide maximum performance, it is recommended that it be used in conjunction with ASUS’ WL-500W Super Speed N wireless router. The WL-160N also provides enhanced security for users by supporting WEP, WPA and WPA2 security protocols.

External Cradle for Better Location and Sensitivity
Bundled together with the WL-160N is an external cradle that provides a stable platform during usage – allowing users the option of placing the WL-160 in a location suitable for the best coverage and performance.

About ASUS
ASUS is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100 thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2006 was 17.4 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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