An Ethernet port is all that is needed to connect Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, LCD / LED TVs and other devices to a home's wireless router
IOGEAR announced a new Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter (GWU627) for connecting A/V devices to a home network via a wireless router. The Adapter provides an affordable and stable solution for equipping Ethernet-enabled devices with wireless network access. The word “universal” is often thrown around, but the Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter works with ANY device featuring an Ethernet port, no brand or device-specific Wi-Fi USB adapter needed. Simply connect via Ethernet and access is gained through the home's network router.
IOGEAR's Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter supports the IEEE 802.11n standard, meaning there is no need for cables or re-wiring of the home. Home entertainment systems can be placed where the user wants, without wires, and still maintain a strong Wi-Fi connection. With multiple adapters, users can bring a wireless connection to a multitude of devices and never worry about latency issues or bothersome buffering.
Helping the adapter handle user demands, IOGEAR outfitted the GWU627 with dual antennas (1T1R) that provide data transfer rates of up to 150Mbps while reducing Wi-Fi dead zones in the wireless environment. This new standard provides more than adequate bandwidth for faster file transfer, music downloads, video streaming, on-line gaming and HD multi-media applications.
In addition to the increased speed and bandwidth, users will benefit from the Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter's compatibility with existing 802.11b/g routers and access points. There's no need to replace legacy network hardware. The unit also features a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button offering a quick and secure network setup. On a new wireless network, WPS will automatically configure it with a network name (SSID) and strong WPA data encryption and authentication.
Price and Availability
The Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter, model GWU627 is now shipping with an MSRP of $49.95.