D-Link has announced the availability of the latest additions to its DWA USB adapter product line, the Wireless N 150 Pico Adapter (DWA-121) and the Wireless N Nano USB Adapter (DWA-131).
Equipped with Wireless N technology, both the Pico and Nano connect a laptop or desktop computer to a Wi-Fi network at up to six times the speed and three times the coverage of a wireless G connection, enabling users to transfer files, download media and browse the Internet faster and more efficiently, says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. With small, compact form-factors, both adapters easily fit into a computer’s USB port, making them ideal for use when traveling or in a crowded workspace, he adds.
The DWA-121 connects to a desktop or notebook, creating an instant 802.11n wireless network. The included Quick Setup Wizard guides users through the setup, while the Wireless Manager tracks recently accessed networks. Featuring Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the adapter establishes a secure connection to an access point or wireless router and eliminates complex encryption codes. It offers speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
The DWA-131 features the latest 11n technology for increased speed (up to 300 Mbps) and range. It also incorporates wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access. In addition, the DWA-131 uses Intelligent Antenna Technology to maximize the speed and range of a network connection by transmitting multiple signals off walls and ceilings in order to work around interferences and help eliminate dead spots.
The DWA-121 Wireless N 150 Pico USB Adapter and DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter are now available throughout D-Link’s network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America, and at the company’s online store (http://www.dlinkshop.com). Both have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$49.99.