SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

December 17, 2008 06:00 ET

D-Link's Affordable 802.11n Wireless Router Now Upgradeable to SharePort™ Technology

RangeBooster N® DIR-625 Lets Users Share USB Printers, Multi-Function Printers and Storage Devices While Offering Superior Wi-Fi Coverage

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumers and businesses, today announced its powerful yet economical RangeBooster N® Router (DIR-625) can now be upgraded with SharePort™ technology. Users now can share a wide range of USB devices such as printers, multi-function printers (MFP) and storage drives easily with other computers on the network -- in either a wired or Wi-Fi environment.

As a free upgrade available now, D-Link® SharePort technology turns the local USB port located on the back of the DIR-625 router into a fast and responsive virtual network port so users can access a range of USB devices regardless of their location in the home or office.

The DIR-625 is ideal for creating a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, printers and more from greater distances throughout the entire home or office. It features D-Link's award-winning quality of service (QoS) engine that prioritizes time-sensitive online traffic, enabling smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive online gaming.

"By equipping our economical RangeBooster N router with SharePort technology we are further meeting the consumer's need for expanded Wi-Fi network functionality and reliability for powering their digital home at prices they can afford," said Daniel Kelley, senior director of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc.

Users also can upgrade their DIR-625 with an optional subscription to SECURESPOT 2.0™, a professional-strength security and parental control service, to proactively protect all devices on the network. It safeguards PCs like traditional Internet security suites, and also protects Macs and browser-enabled devices such as game consoles. In addition to powerful parental controls, other features include safe surfing/searching, remote management, anti-virus/anti-spyware protection with McAfee® technology, Internet usage time scheduling and activity reporting, Web-managed firewall, access control for Internet usage, Spam control and identity protection.

The RangeBooster N Router supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, either from a wireless network or from the Internet. It offers support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards to ensure the best possible encryption, and utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to help prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.

The DIR-625 also features Wi-Fi scheduling that allows users to easily program when the Wi-Fi radio signals are turned on and off to save energy consumption.

Price and Availability

SharePort upgrade now available for the D-Link DIR-625(HW v.C) at as a free firmware upgrade. The DIR-625 is available through D-Link's vast network of computer retailers, etailers and online store, with a MSRP of $119.99.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data 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, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

D-Link, SharePort, RangeBooster N and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.