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D-Link Brings Color to Wi-Fi

D-Link today announced that it is now shipping a new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers (DIR-818LW) available in red, teal, black, and white. Featuring a sleek, cylinder shape, the routers deliver next generation 802.11ac wireless speeds and gigabit wired speeds. The new routers are perfect for any house looking for a reliable and strong home network ideal for HD video streaming, online gaming and multiple user activities with some desk appeal.

You already love the internet. Love your router too. (Photo: Business Wire)

You already love the internet. Love your router too. (Photo: Business Wire)

”Wi-Fi routers have never had the reputation of being the most aesthetically pleasing products in the home, and we set out to change that with our color routers,” said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “With the launch of our new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers, customers not only get a powerful home network capable of supporting the most demanding applications, they also have a stylish device they can proudly display on the desk rather than buried underneath it.”

Designed to eliminate Wi-Fi interference for faster and more reliable Internet, the AC750 Wi-Fi Routers feature dual-band technology enabling users to perform simple Internet activities on the 2.4GHz band, and more demanding activities on the cleaner, interference-free 5GHz band. The routers are also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices for seamless connectivity. Additionally, for fast wired connectivity, the AC750 Wi-Fi Routers are equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Offering easy remote network management, the AC750 Wi-Fi Routers allow users to see what websites are being visited, block unwanted connections and set up automatic email alerts when unauthorized connections are made on any iPhone®, iPad® or Android device with the free mydlink Lite app. In addition, the routers feature a USB port that works with the free mydlink SharePort app, enabling users to stream and share photos, music and movie files directly to their mobile devices. The AC routers also support easy setup using a mobile phone or tablet with the free Quick Router Setup (QRS) app.

More about the AC750 Wi-Fi Routers

  • Next Generation AC750 Technology increased speed, range and reliability ensure strong whole-home coverage
  • Fast Gigabit Ports – four 10/100/1000 Gigabit ports provide high-speed wired connectivity
  • Dual Band Performance – up to 433Mbps on the 5GHz band and 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band for maximum throughput with less Wi-Fi interference
  • Backward Compatibility works with existing Wi-Fi devices
  • mydlink Cloud Services remotely monitor your network using your smartphone or tablet
  • SharePort – stream content from a connected USB drive to multiple mobile devices with a free mobile app

Availability and Pricing

The new line of D-Link® AC750 Wi-Fi Routers (DIR-818LW) is now available in four colors (red, teal, black, and white) for $79.99 exclusively at Amazon.com through May. Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com/colorrouter.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

D-Link, the D-Link logo, mydlink and SharePort are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from draft IEEE 802.11ac specifications. D-Link makes no warranties as to forward compatibility with future standards or compatibility with draft 802.11ac devices from other manufacturers. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range. Up to 750Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices.

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