D-Link Debuts Small Form 802.11n Adapters

D-Link Debuts Small Form 802.11n Adapters

D-Link said today they are launching smaller form factor notebook ExpressCard adapters and desktop PCI Express adapters with 802.11n wireless technology built-in. The D-Link Xtreme N Notebook ExpressCard (DWA-643) and DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express are priced at around $120 and $150 respectively and should be available now.

These two new wireless adapters from D-Link are designed to take comply to the latest draft of the wireless networking standard 802.11n by offering faster connection speeds and a greater connectivity range. They both support network security encryption such as WEP, WPA and WPA2. The DWA-556 desktop adapter also includes three external antennas to provide better performance while maintaining backward compatibility to 802.11g and 802.11b networks.

"Our new ExpressCard and PCIe adapters provide further support to our customers who are purchasing the latest computers to hit the market," said said Brian Larsen, associate vice president of product development for D-Link Systems, Inc., in a statement. "Both bring wireless connectivity to the next level, allowing users to enjoy the best network performance possible."

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