|D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 30 July 2007|
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Draft N is all the buzz around the Wi-Fi circles, and manufacturers are pushing their early products onto store shelves despite the constant technical changes to the new unapproved draft. Although early product releases incorporating the 802.11n draft 1.0 were first seen in 2006, they did not seem to win over critics' opinion because of poor performance. The D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router is a draft 802.11n compliant device which claims to be up to 14x faster and have 6x the range of 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
D-Link's Xtreme N router was rigorously tested and verified for compatibility with Intel's Next-Generation Wireless N, utilizing intensive real-world testing conducted in typical home and enterprise environment scenarios. In Intel's testing process, which was conducted over the period of several months, D-Link's Xtreme N router met or exceeded Intel's requirements for performance, extended range, co-existence with other 802.11b/g clients and access points, and the ability to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots. The upcoming approval for 802.11n draft 2.0 will include 2.4 GHz legacy networks, but it is really intended for 5 GHz.
By connecting the Xtreme N Gigabit Router to a cable or DSL modem, you expand your Internet reach and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. Use the web interface to create a secure wireless network, and share photos, files, music, videos, printers, and network storage without compromising security.
Powered by Xtreme N technology and equipped with three external antennas, this router provides superior wireless coverage for larger homes and offices, or for users running bandwidth-intensive applications. The DIR-655 also includes a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch that connects Gigabit wired devices for enjoying lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.
About the company: D-Link
D-Link 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.
Visit the D-Link tv site for video footage of the D-Link company. Phone: 800-326-1688 Address: 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708