SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

January 23, 2008 06:00 ET

D-Link® Wi-Fi Network Router Wins Maximum PC Magazine Best of the Best 2007 Award

'No Other Router Comes Close' Tout Editors

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Maximum PC, one of the nation's most popular magazines serving the computer industry and consumer electronics in general, has selected D-Link's fastest home network router as the "best of the best" product in its category for 2007.

The Maximum PC editors stated in the latest issue that the D-Link® Xtreme N™ Wireless Router (DIR-655) passed its rigorous lab tests with flying colors, and pointed to its "combination of killer performance, unique skills and an all-inclusive feature set" to put the product on the honoree pedestal.

Maximum PC editors added that the DIR-655, based on the latest draft 802.11n wireless technology for optimal speed and range, displays "unparalleled tweakability, customizable quality-of-service (QoS) settings, best-in-class range and throughput, and a built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch -- no other router comes close."

They also echoed what most industry experts are now saying: "It's been a long wait, but (draft) 802.11n wireless routers are finally worth buying...."

In addition to the draft 802.11n technology, editors were impressed with the router's built-in intelligence. While many competing routers put network traffic into a single data stream, the DIR-655's QoS capabilities use multiple data streams to prevent throughput delays by prioritizing certain applications such as video streaming, online gaming or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone calls. The product also provides state-of-the-art security with support for advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption.

The DIR-655 carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $179.99 and is available in D-Link's network of retail outlets and at D-Link's online store ( More information is available at

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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), and Workgroup to Enterprise 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. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

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