SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

August 19, 2010 09:00 ET

D-Link® 3G Mobile Wireless Router Offers New Level of Connectivity While on the Move

Creates a Reliable High-Speed 802.11n Wi-Fi Personal Mobile Hotspot Network Using Fast 3G Internet Access; Serves as a Powerful Backup for Conventional Internet Access

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced it is now shipping a portable router that creates a high-speed mobile connection while on the road, or as a backup for a local ADSL/cable Internet service network.

The D-Link® Mobile Wireless Router (DIR-412) allows users to access a worldwide broadband* Internet connection through a secure 802.11n Wi-Fi network from just about anywhere, to share with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Customers can use the mobile wireless router for home and small or remote offices by connecting to their DSL/cable modem, providing users with a fast primary Internet service while using their mobile Internet access as a backup Internet connection. If the user's primary Internet service goes down, the mobile wireless router employs an auto-failover feature to ensure an uninterrupted connection by automatically connecting to the 3G mobile broadband network.

The Plug-and-Play capability of the D-Link Mobile Wireless Router means it can be installed quickly and easily to set up a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot just about anywhere. It is ideal for situations where an impromptu Wi-Fi network must be set up, or wherever conventional Internet access is unavailable, such as on RVs, trains, boats and remote office locations.

"The DIR-412 offers the perfect balance for users looking for a home or travel router that works with their 3G USB adapter," said Lou Reda, Vice President and General Manager Consumer Division. "Our DIR-412 router supports all major carriers in Canada such as Bell, TELUS and Rogers and will connect automatically with your 3G USB adapter, making it an easy to use solution for anyone looking to do more with their plan."

With advanced network security, the DIR-412 ensures a secure Wi-Fi network through the use of WPA/WPA2 encryption. The user simply presses the WPS button to quickly establish a secure connection to new devices. The Mobile Wireless Router also utilizes dual-active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks and intrusions from across the Internet.

Featuring Wireless N150 technology, the DIR-412 provides optimal performance, extended wireless range and fast file transfers for superior reception throughout the home. It is backward compatible with previous version Wireless G devices.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Creates a high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi personal mobile hotspot network
  • Provides Internet connectivity in areas without conventional DSL/cable service
  • Compatible with mobile broadband USB adapters for
    EV-DO/HSUPA/HSDPA/TD-SCDMA networks from most major carriers
  • Supports WAN failover for persistent connections
  • Advanced network security with push-button encryption

Price and Availability

The D-Link DIR-412 is available now through the company's vast network of retail and e-tail outlets, and at D-Link's online store, www.dlinkshop.ca. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $79.99.

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), Workgroup to Enterprise environments, and Service Providers. 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 Network, Inc. headquarters are located at; 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5S2 Internet www.dlink.ca

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2010. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

* Requires third party mobile Internet access subscription and mobile broadband USB adapter. Check with your service provider for service coverage and applicable fees. D-Link does not guarantee compatibility with all EV-DO/HSUPA/HSDPA/TD-SCDMA wireless networks or third party mobile broadband USB adapters. Check the DIR-412 product page at www.dlink.ca for a list of currently supported 3G mobile broadband USB adapters.