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D-Link Incorporates Atheros Hy-Fi(TM) Technology to Help Consumers Extend Their Wired and Wireless Networks With Hybrid Networking

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - 01/04/11) - -- INTERNATIONAL CES (Booth No. 31247 Upper South Hall) -- D-Link's whole-home wireless connectivity portfolio now features hybrid networking solutions for extending wired and wireless networks in challenging situations, by tapping into the electrical wiring in the home. By integrating Atheros' industry-acclaimed Hy-Fi technology into a hybrid Wi-Fi/PowerLine Router, D-Link makes it easy for consumers to solve nagging coverage and performance problems.The D-Link® Hybrid Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320) incorporates Atheros Hy-Fi technology to expand coverage and improve performance significantly. This is especially critical as more media applications and HD content hit home networks."By working with Atheros on hybrid networking solutions, we enhance the performance of D-Link devices and deliver features that solve consumers' real-world issues," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer, D-Link North America. "By offering consumers the choice of connectivity in a single device, it is easier than ever to set up a powerful home network capable of delivering uninterrupted media, such as gaming, streaming Internet video and music."Atheros' new family of hybrid home networking solutions combines the most popular consumer networking technologies -- Wi-Fi®, HomePlug® AV PowerLine and Ethernet. This unique combination boosts network bandwidth while providing exceptional ease to set up and optimize coverage in every home environment. As a result, D-Link consumers will have a well-designed network that provides whole-home coverage. Atheros' Hy-Fi reference designs also feature software enhancements that add "behind-the-scenes" intelligence to simplify network set up and management for mainstream consumers. It unifies wired and wireless networks with a single user interface, and enables push-button pairing and security between D-Link routers and all Atheros-based adapters on the network."Consumers expect their networks to provide robust delivery of media and data services anywhere in their home," said Dan Rabinovitsj, senior vice president and general manager, Atheros' Networking Business Unit. "At CES, D-Link is unveiling home networking products that do just that. By combining the best of wired and wireless technologies, D-Link's hybrid router can simplify the connected lifestyle with a home network that adapts to the users, not the other way around."D-Link's new PowerLine AV Combo Router (DHP-1320), merges powerline 200Mbps technology with Wireless N and Ethernet ports, offering customers three connectivity options to reach all the devices in the home with optimal speed and bandwidth without messy cables or dead spots.When combined with a D-Link PowerLine Adapter at the client device station, the solution can push content such as multi-media, VoIP, or any other robust network traffic from the router to the device via the home's existing electrical outlets.The PowerLine AV Combo Router (DHP-1320) benefits include:

  • High quality and performance connectivity for enhanced gaming, HD media streaming and super fast Internet
  • Network connections to anywhere in your house
  • Combines wireless and wired connectivity using Ethernet and your home's existing electrical wiring

Features of the PowerLine AV Combo Router (DHP-1320) include:

  • HomePlug AV certified with up to 200Mbps throughput(1)
  • Wireless N 300(2)
  • 3-Port 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Ports
  • Wi-Fi® Protected Setup™ (WPS) for Simple Push-Button Wireless Network Configuration
  • 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

The first D-Link consumer hybrid networking devices with Hy-Fi technology are due to hit shelves during the first quarter of 2011.About D-Link
D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for consumers who want to play, work, entertain, share and view at home. The company also is well-known for small, midsize 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. D-Link devices and technologies are found in digital home, small office/home office (SOHO), small-to-midsize business (SMB), workgroup, enterprise and service provider 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. Learn more at www.dlink.com and follow company activities at www.twitter.com/dlink.(1) Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance of this product. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance standard.(2) Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n specifications. 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.D-Link and the D-Link logo are registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.