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D-Link Now Shipping 11AC Dual Band Range Extender

D-Link today announced that the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1650) is now shipping. Designed to quickly and easily improve the range and signal strength of an existing home network, the Wireless Range Extender is the perfect solution for bringing fast and reliable Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach areas like upstairs bedrooms, basements and backyards.

Utilizing the latest 11AC Wi-Fi technology, this cylinder-shaped extender delivers ultra-fast wireless speeds perfect for high-bandwidth activities like HD video streaming and online gaming. To eliminate Wi-Fi interference for faster and more reliable Internet, the Wireless AC1200 Range Extender also features 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. Additionally, for fast wired connectivity, the Range Extender is equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports providing wired speeds of up to 1000Gbps.

“In addition to 11AC Wi-Fi speeds, what sets the Wireless Range Extender apart from others on the market is its ability to also function as an access point or a media bridge, depending on user needs,” said Ken Loyd, director of consumer product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “As an access point, the DAP-1650 connects directly to an existing router to improve its wireless speed and range. In media bridge mode, the DAP-1650 can connect up to four wired devices to a wireless network, making it the perfect solution for those looking to connect an entertainment center or home office. We know no one’s home setup is the same, so we’re proud to offer a product that is flexible enough to accommodate a range of connectivity needs.”

Like all of D-Link’s range extenders, the Wireless AC1200 Range Extender is designed to be simple to set up. Featuring a simple one-button installation, users need only press the WPS button on the existing router and then on the extender to sync and instantly increase the coverage of a wireless home network. Users whose routers do not have a WPS button can use a web browser or D-Link’s free QRS Mobile app for simple setup.

More about the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender (DAP-1650):

  • 11AC Wi-Fi Dual Band Connectivity – Up to 867Mbps on the 5GHz band and 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band for maximum throughput with less Wi-Fi interference
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports – Four 10/100/1000Gbps Ethernet ports provide high-speed wired connectivity
  • Multimode Functionality – Works as a range extender, media bridge or access point
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button for easy connection to a wireless network
  • Flexibility – Compatible with any wireless router brand
  • Backward Compatible – Works with existing Wi-Fi devices (802.11n/g/b)
  • Secure Wireless Encryption – Uses WPA™ or WPA2™ security

Availability and Pricing

The D-Link® Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender (DAP-1650) is now available for $89.99 throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets. Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com/dap-1650.

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) or D-Link’s blog (http://blog.dlink.com/).

D-Link and the D-Link logo 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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