D-Link Launches New 802.11n Dual Band Router

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today introduced the newest product in its award-winning RangeBooster N® line of 11n Wi-Fi solutions, the DIR-628, a competitively priced solution for creating a powerful home network optimized for high-definition (HD) video streaming, file sharing, VoIP calls, gaming and Web surfing.

The affordable DIR-628 launched with an MSRP of $119.99, giving the product an estimated street price (ESP) of under $100. The router offers dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi technology with selectable 2.4GHz or 5GHz radio bands, enabling users to create a high-performance network tailored to their needs and applications. A typical scenario could include checking email and sharing a broadband Internet connection using the common 2.4GHz band and then switching to the less crowded 5GHz band for more bandwidth-intensive applications such as streaming HD movies throughout the home or playing online games. It also includes D-Link’s Quality of Service (QoS) engine that prioritizes time-sensitive network traffic to enable smooth VoIP phone calls and responsive gaming.

“With its switchable 802.11n dual band technology, this new 11n router is a powerful solution for building out a digital home capable of driving a wide range of applications,” said A.J. Wang, Chief Technology Officer, D-Link. “It offers superb range and performance for anyone seeking to enhance network access at an extremely affordable price.”

The D-Link RangeBooster N Dual Band Router supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over the wireless network or the Internet. It carries support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards to ensure the best possible encryption, regardless of client devices. In addition, the RangeBooster N Router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to help prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.

The DIR-628 is easy to install and use with the D-Link Quick Router Setup Wizard or using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS). It is backward compatible with 802.11g and 11b devices including game consoles and digital media players.

For more information on the new DIR-628 11n router, visit www.dlink.com/DIR628.

Price and Availability
The D-Link DIR-628 is available now in select retail stores, including Best Buy, Circuit City and Frys’ Electronics; with wide spread availability through D-Link’s network of retail, etail and catalog partners beginning later this week. The DIR-628 has a MSRP of $119.99 and ESP of under $100.

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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1 Reaction to “D-Link Launches New 802.11n Dual Band Router”

  1. Fabian says:

    This doesn’t appear to be that much newer than their last N dual band model?

    new model = refreshed price points..?