D-Link today announced the availability of its Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320), a combination networking solution for extending wired and wireless home networks throughout the house by tapping into a home’s electrical wiring.
The DHP-1320 uses PowerLine 200 Mbps technology with a Wireless-N router and Ethernet port to strengthen and extend network signals in a home, delivering network connectivity to hard to reach places, such as a basement or upstairs bedroom – all with no messy installation.
Here is the complete press release for those of you who are interested:
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – March 2, 2011 – D-Link® today announced its Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320), a combination networking solution for extending wired and wireless home networks throughout the house by tapping into a home’s electrical wiring, is now available. This combination IPv6-ready network solution merges PowerLine 200 Mbps technology with a Wireless-N router and Ethernet ports, offering consumers two connectivity options to extend home network coverage and enjoy high-bandwidth applications, including HD video content, multimedia, VoIP calls, and more.
“As the amount of high-bandwidth Internet-based content viewed and shared in today’s homes continues to grow exponentially, superior network coverage is essential,” said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “With this combination router and D-Link’s line of PowerLine accessory products, we’re able to provide consumers with a simple way to extend their networks into ‘dead zones’ where wireless coverage has previously been limited or spotty, such as a basement, an upstairs bedroom, or other hard to reach locations.”
Wired and Wireless Network Coverage Anywhere in the Home
The DHP-1320 extends wired and wireless networks to all devices in the home with optimal speed and bandwidth for a range of HD video-on-demand, gaming and other applications. Essentially turning a home’s existing electrical system into an Ethernet network, PowerLine’s extended coverage can be obtained without any drilling, difficult installation or messy cables. Simply plug the DHP-1320 into an electrical outlet and the technology distributes broadband to Internet-connected devices both wirelessly and through the electrical wiring in a home. D-Link® PowerLine adapters then plug into outlets anywhere in the home to extend wired coverage to additional rooms and devices where coverage is limited.
The DHP-1320 also provides IPv6 support, enabling consumers to future-proof their home networks for the next-generation of the Internet, ensuring connectivity with new wireless devices for years to come.
Additional features of the Hybrid Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320) include:
· HomePlug AV certified with up to 200Mbps throughput
· Wireless N 300
· 3-Port 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Ports
· Wi-Fi® Protected Setup™ (WPS) for Simple Push-Button Wireless Network Configuration
· Atheros Hy-Fi™ technology expands coverage, improves performance and simplifies network set up and management
· Built-in QoS Engine Enhances Internet Experience
· Supports Secure Wireless Encryption Using WPA™ or WPA2™
· Supports 128-bit AES Encryption For PowerLine Network Security
· PowerLine Sync Connection (ENY) Button
· Plug & Play Installation
Also shipping are a number of 200 Mbps PowerLine accessory products, including the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch, Wireless N Extender, and Network Starter Kit. Combining these products with the DHP-1320 allows consumer to create the ultimate wired and wireless home network.
Availability and Pricing
The DHP-1320 Hybrid Wireless-N PowerLine Router is now available throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America, and at the company’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com, with an MSRP of $129.99.
The following 200 Mbps PowerLine products are also now available:
· PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch (DHP-346AV); $99.99
· PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender (DHP-W306AV); $119.99
· PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit (DHP-307AV); $139.99
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).