D-Link has introduced the latest additions to its line of Cloud Routers with the Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L), supporting speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, respectively.
Both routers include mydlink Cloud Services for management and configuration from anywhere via free smart phone apps. Additionally, these routers include a USB port that works with the free SharePort mobile app to enable users to share and enjoy photos, music, and movie files from a range of connected devices.
Users can connect a USB drive or external hard drive to the USB port on the new Cloud Routers and, with the free D-Link SharePort Mobile app, they can share a range of content to multiple mobile devices without taking up device memory. In addition, they can check which websites are being visited, block unwanted devices, and receive automatic e-mail alerts notifying them of unauthorized connections that are attempted all from an iPhone, iPad or Android device using the SharePort Mobile app.
D-Link Cloud Routers allow people to monitor and control their home network from virtually anywhere using the mydlink Cloud Services platform. When a USB drive is connected to the router, the SharePort Mobile app for iPhone, iPad or Android devices offers access to stored personal files and multimedia. Music, video, and photos can be streamed or transferred from the connected USB drive to multiple mobile devices from a touchscreen interface.
The Cloud Router 1200 and Cloud Router 2000 establish a wireless network for delivering broadband Internet to devices throughout the home. As a dual-band wireless router, the Cloud Router 2000 uses the 5GHz frequency band to avoid interference with other nearby wireless devices like cordless phones, microwave ovens and other routers. The 5GHz band is used in tandem with the 2.4GHz band delivering up to double the bandwidth of single-band wireless solutions.
The Cloud Router 1200 and Cloud Router 2000 incorporate 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and feature a cylindrical housing with a minimal footprint suitable for installation on shelves, desks, and tabletops. Both feature an intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) engine that optimizes network traffic on the fly for time-sensitive applications like Skype calls and gaming, says Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems.
The DIR-636L costs US$59.99, and the DIR-826L is $99.99. Both Cloud Routers are widely available now at Amazon, Fry’s, Micro Center, New Egg, Office Depot, OfficeMax, and other retail and e-tail partners. For more information, please visit http://www.dlink.com .