byCyrus Farivar||October 18th 2006 at 10:10pmOctober 18th 2006 10:10 pm
It's been a little while since we've heard from D-Link's WiFi department, but boy have they been busy. The D just released four new wireless products, including two Draft-N wireless cards: one for your desktop (DWA-552), and one for your laptop (DWA-652), a'course. But if you're gunning for something that is a little cooler, you could get your 802.11n on with the DIR-655 WiFi Draft-N gigabit Ethernet router (pictured). D-Link also touts its "Intelligent QoS Technology" so that your network traffic can be prioritized -- so there's less of a chance that your Skype call to your loved one across the world will drop while you've got multiple downloads going. If those three weren't enough, D-Link has also entered the "WiMAX consumer premise equipment" market, with its WiMAX router that combines the new wide-area wireless standard and traditional WiFi in the same box. And if you really want to know the nitty-gritty, this one supports WMAN and PHY protocols, as well as adaptive modulation. Still, in all of its excitement, The D neglected to tell us when nor how much we'll need to fork over to get our grubby hands all over any of these shiny wireless devices.
Update: A few astute commenters have pointed out that we read this one a little too fast. The press release states: "D-Link's new Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) and optional adapters are available now at select retail outlets and will be available from D-Link's extensive network of value-added resellers, distributors and retail outlets and at www.dlinkshop.com this quarter. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) are $199.99 for the router, and $119.99 each for the Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) and Xtreme N Desktop Adapter (DWA-552)."