D-Link adds draft 11n router with upstream QoS and gigabit LAN

Posted by Tim Higgins

D-Link today announced its Xtreme N line of draft 802.11n wireless products including a router that incorporates "intelligent QoS" and gigabit LAN ports.

The new line consists of the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-655 Gigabit Router, DWA-552 desktop (PCI) adapter and DWA-652 notebook adapter. The router uses Ubicom's Stream Engine "intelligent" QoS (Quality of Service) technology to manage upstream bandwidth use and prioritize time-sensitive traffic and has a 3x3 MIMO radio configuration. Other features include a four-port 10/100/1000 switch, upgradable antennas, WEP encryption, WPA and WPA2 wireless security, "integrated wireless security wizard" and UPnP and WMM support.

All products are available now at MSRPs of $200 for the Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655), $120 for the Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) and $142 for the Xtreme N Desktop Adapter (DWA-552).