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D-Link Drops Price on Two Best-Selling 802.11n Routers

July 1, 2008

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced a major price drop on its two most popular 802.11n Wi-Fi routers, representing an additional $20 savings off MSRP on its most affordable Wireless N Router (DIR-615) and $30 savings on its Xtreme N(TM) Gigabit Router (DIR-655).

With more than 22 editors’ choice awards, including PC Magazine and LAPTOP Magazine, D-Link 11n solutions offer the best value and performance on the market for anyone looking to build a new Wi-Fi home network or upgrade to the latest 802.11n standard*.

The price drops on the DIR-615 and DIR-655 combine with the newly announced RangeBooster N(TM) Router (DIR-628) to offer an aggressive good/better/best line-up of 11n families catering to any customer needs. The D-Link 11n families include:

            Good                  Better            Best            ----                  ------            ---- Family     Wireless N            RangeBooster N    Xtreme N Router     DIR-615               DIR-628           DIR-655 MSRP       $79.99 (was $99.99)   $119.99           $149.99 (was $179.99) 

“Wi-Fi has proven to be the best solution for building out a home network, and 802.11n is an important step in the evolution of the technology, providing exceptional speeds and range for consumers looking to build out a digital home,” said Steven Joe, president and CEO, D-Link Systems, Inc. “We have the best performing routers on the market, and this aggressive price drop supports our initiatives to also provide the best value in 802.11n with a variety of price ranges and features for every budget.”

“D-Link has been a leader in bringing 802.11n technology to the mainstream and has focused on developing a product line that reflects this commitment to developing solutions for a breadth of needs and price range,” said Norm Bogen, senior director of research at In-Stat. “It is because of this dedication to expanding and enhancing its 802.11n lineup that D-Link has great potential for continued growth in this rapidly growing market.”

D-Link also serves the gaming market with a series of GamerLounge(TM) routers that offer an advanced Quality of Service engine, GameFuel(R), designed to give online gaming applications priority over other traffic on the home network. D-Link’s newest GamerLounge router is the 11n Gigabit version with on-board OLED Display, the DGL-4500.

For more information about D-Link 802.11n wireless routers, please visit www.dlink.com.

Price and Availability

The D-Link DIR-615, DIR-628, DIR-655 and DGL-4500 are available now through D-Link’s network of retail, etail and catalog partners.

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), 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 www.dlink.com.

D-Link, RangeBooster N, Xtreme N, GamerLounge, GameFuel 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 Copyright 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The 802.11n standard is still in draft phase and is expected to be fully ratified by the IEEE by late 2008 or early 2009.

SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.




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