D-Link Intros the Energy Sipping 802.11n DIR-600 Wireless 150 Router


D-Link DIR-600

By now we’re all familiar with 802.11n and its speed and range improvements over 802.11g (about 4x faster). Now companies like D-Link are making their 802.11n wireless router package a bit more attractive by including energy saving features and building them with non-environmentally hazardous materials. The new D-Link DIR-600 Wireless 150 Router is capable of, get this, powering down ports that have no link, budgeting power output for different Ethernet cable lengths, and powering down when not in use. Who knew you could make conserving energy sound sexy?

D-Link Introduces Wireless 150 Home Networking Based On 802.11n Technology For Affordable High-Speed Internet And File Sharing

Improved Wireless Technology Lets Users Connect a Notebook or Desktop Computer to Wireless Network at Speeds 4x Faster than Standard 802.11g Wi-Fi*

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug 11, 2009 – D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced it is now shipping the Wireless 150 Router and USB Adapter based on Draft 802.11n technology. D-Link® Wireless 150 home networking greatly improves the speed of wireless signals up to 4X faster than standard 802.11g*, offering better reception and expanded coverage for sharing high-speed Internet, files and printers.
The D-Link Wireless 150 Router (DIR-600) is an ideal solution for affordably connecting multiple computers over a secure Wi-Fi network. When paired with the D-Link® Wireless 150 USB Adapter (DWA-125), users can easily connect a notebook or desktop computer to the wireless network with an available USB port for sharing Internet access and more.

Both the DIR-600 and DWA-125 include an Installation Wizard CD that walks the user through an easy step-by-step installation process to set up a wireless network in minutes.

The DIR-600 displays the latest wireless security features to prevent unauthorized access, be it from over the wireless network or from the Internet. It supports WPA™ and WPA2™ encryption and utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks. In addition, the DIR-600 includes Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) with a push button feature that easily sets up and activates network security.

“Equipped with the latest Wireless 150 technology, this new home networking line offers an affordable and easy way to get improved speed and range for sharing high-speed Internet access and more in the digital home,” said Daniel Kelley, senior director of marketing for D-Link Systems in Fountain Valley, Calif.

The DIR-600 is also a member of the D-Link Green™ family of eco-friendly devices, designed to help conserve energy without sacrificing performance. It includes environmentally-friendly features such as automatic power down to ports that have no link, budget power output for different Ethernet cable lengths, wireless LAN scheduling to shut down network when not in use, and an Energy Star® power adapter to reduce energy consumption.

Price and Availability

D-Link’s Wireless 150 Router and USB Adapter are available throughout the company’s vast network of retail, catalog and e-tail outlets, at the D-Link online store, www.dlinkshop.com, and by contacting one of the many of D-Link’s value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the DIR-600 router is $69.99. MSRP for the DWA-125 USB adapter is $49.99.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n specifications when used with related Wireless 150 devices. 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. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link.

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, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.




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2 Reactions to “D-Link Intros the Energy Sipping 802.11n DIR-600 Wireless 150 Router”


  1. nightowl4 says:

    Just got the DIR-600 and it does have a truck load of features. The “easy” cd walktrough is chimp simple but would be nice of it actually worked. The CD could never see the D-link Router.
    This router is loaded to the gills with layer on layer of protection. It displays the latest wireless security features to prevent anyone from using the wireless connection icluding the owner of the router. I'm not sure about the “push button feature that easily sets up and activates network security” Imagine having to use captcha everytime you enter your home. It all makes me want to turn off all protection so I can at least use the thing as a wireless router. I never had this problem with other routers and they were never compromised either.

  2. nightowl4 says:

    Just got the DIR-600 and it does have a truck load of features. The “easy” cd walktrough is chimp simple but would be nice of it actually worked. The CD could never see the D-link Router.
    This router is loaded to the gills with layer on layer of protection. It displays the latest wireless security features to prevent anyone from using the wireless connection icluding the owner of the router. I'm not sure about the “push button feature that easily sets up and activates network security” Imagine having to use captcha everytime you enter your home. It all makes me want to turn off all protection so I can at least use the thing as a wireless router. I never had this problem with other routers and they were never compromised either.