14Feb, 2014

D-Link USB Adapters Now Equipped with New SmartBeam™ Technology for Extensive Uninterrupted Coverage

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DWA-171 and DWA-182 give maximum performance for bandwith-intensive applications

Jakarta, 14 February, 2014 – With households getting connected to more smart devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops, it is important that each of these gadgets gets the speed and coverage it deserves. The DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter and DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Mini USB Adapter now feature D-Link’s new innovation – SmartBeam™ technology, which offers interference-free connectivity for all wireless needs, be it surfing the internet, streaming high-definition movies or online gaming.

Greater Wi-Fi Range and Reliability for Seamless Connectivity

The new, patented SmartBeam™ technology in-built on D-Link Wireless AC Cloud Routers uses a six antenna design that tracks and locates individual devices that are connected to the wireless network, helping to boost the signals directly to those devices. It prevents loss of Wi-Fi signal when one moves from room to room at home or in the office, and eliminates dead spots that are caused by weak range or interference.

DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter

Armed with USB 3.0 support, this handy adapter delivers accelerated data transfer rates at speeds up to 10 times faster than the previous USB 2.0 standard. As an added convenience to ensure lightning-fast performance for all devices, the adapter also offers backwards compatibility to USB 2.0.

DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Mini USB Adapter

This tiny adapter measures a mere 31.7 x 18.8 x 8mm (about the size of a mini stapler) but packs in a punch with its extended reach and dependability to give users speedy Internet access for all their online needs.

Dual-Band Speeds Ideal for High Bandwidth Needs

Both USB adapters make use of the new 802.11ac networking standard which offers up to three times the speed of data throughput than the previous 802.11n standard. This upgraded speed makes it the ideal companion for high bandwidth needs such as HD video streaming, faster gaming and lag-free video conferencing. With integrated Dual-Band Technology, users also have the option of choosing between 2.4GHz (up to 300Mbps for DWA-182 and up to 150Mbps for DWA-171) or 5GHz (up to 867Mbps for DWA-182 and up to 433Mbps for DWA-182) speeds. The 2.4GHz band offers smooth Internet browsing and music streaming while the 5GHz option delivers lag-free video calls, movie streaming and online gameplay.

Effortless Setup and Backwards Compatibility

The nifty gadgets can be easily set up with the Wifi-Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button, and users can quickly establish a fast and secure home network without any complicated steps. As simple as push and connect, it lets users start on their Internet browsing and movie streaming in a matter of minutes just by plugging it into a desktop or notebook computer.

The devices are also backwards compatible with all older wireless products that are not using the 802.11ac standard. This makes it all the handier, taking away the necessity of software updates or additional adapters.  

(*Actual Data Throughput may vary depends on network and environmental factors.)

Price & availability

The DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Mini USB Adapter with SmartBeam™ is available at all authorized retailers.

The DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Mini USB Adapter is available at all authorized retailers. The SmartBeam™ driver will be available in Q1 2014, and users can download the update from www.mydlink.com.sg to enjoy the SmartBeam™ feature.

About D-Link International Pte Ltd

D-Link is a worldwide leader and award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, wireless, broadband, digital electronics, and voice and data communications products. These products provide the ideal solution for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. D-Link International’s headquarters is located at No. 1 International Business Park, #03-12, The Synergy Singapore 609917. Webpage: www.dlink-intl.com

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